Partnership for Inclusive Education (PIE)

*If you are interested in participating in the PIE program in the spring 2024 please contact CTLE at If you are interested in a faculty-student partnership this semester please consider the Students Consulting on Teaching (SCOT) program.

The Partnership for Inclusive Education (PIE) pairs faculty and students for a semester-long exchange of perspectives on teaching and learning in a particular course. Faculty reflect on their teaching goals and strategies in conversation with a student not enrolled in their course.

The partnership in the news.

What past Syracuse University participants have to say.

  • Faculty partners report the value of getting a student perspective through the relationship they develop and of making changes in teaching and approaching students. Faculty partners choose the focus (e.g., student well-being, inclusive pedagogies, assignment design, student-faculty communication). They spend about 10 hours per semester.
  • Student consultants report having their eyes opened to all the work faculty put into teaching and the ways they value students and feedback. They get excited when faculty make changes based on their ideas. They talk about the partnership as a unique professionalizing experience. They spend 6-10 hours weekly.

Check out this overview of the last five semesters for more details.

We welcome new and returning faculty partners and student consultants each semester. The program is coordinated by the Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence, and co-sponsored by the Shaw Center.

To learn more

  • Students contact: Laurel Morton, Advisor for Student Consultants for PIE, Shaw Center,
  • Faculty contact: Laurel Willingham-McLain, Coordinator for PIE, Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence,