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Associate Director:
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BLAIS Tandem Program – Summer 2024

July 9-12th, Tuesday – Friday, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Tandem Program applications are now closed, but you’re welcome to join The Course (Re)Design Institute for professional enrichment, albeit without funding. Register now for valuable insights into course design, teaching enhancement, networking opportunities, and focused work-time to design your 2024-2025 courses alongside faculty peers.

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“I highly recommend for professors to be a part of the BLAIS Tandem Program. I got paired with a CGU graduate student who contributed greatly to how I developed a course as well as reconsider many policies in my classes. An excellent experience.” 

Welcome, 5C Faculty and CGU Scholars! The Center for Academic & Faculty Excellence (CAFE) invites you to participate in the 2024 BLAIS Tandem Program.

BLAIS Tandem Program: Explore our innovative approach to embedding excellence in inclusive teaching and learning at the Claremont Colleges. Through cross-campus collaborations, the program pairs CGU scholars with 5C faculty to redesign and facilitate courses using equity-minded design and inclusive practices. Blais funding will be used to provide stipends to support participants. The Tandem program includes participation in the Summer Course Redesign Institute. 

CGU Tandem scholars are CGU students who have completed the Inclusive Excellence in College Teaching Certificate, or are working towards it and have completed their first course in the program.  The Tandem work with the faculty will allow them to apply their training to support the design or redesign of a course and to complete the practical part of the Excellence in College Teaching Certificate.  

Click here to read more about the experiences and benefits of the Tandem Program! 

Eligibility 5C Faculty 

  • 5C Faculty with a course they are willing to redesign 

Eligibility CGU Scholars  

  • CGU scholars who have completed at least the first course in the CAFE Inclusive Excellence in College Teaching Certificate (TNDY 430 or PFF 530)  
  • If enrolled in CAFE 530, Inclusive Excellence: Pathways to the College Teaching Certificate, the work during the Tandem Program can be used as part of the teaching practicum & portfolio. 


All participants must be able to:

  1. Attend the entire intensive Summer Course Redesign Institute (July 9-12, 2024, in-person at the Claremont Colleges)
  2. Work with their tandem partner over the summer to redesign a course together. 


  • Certificate of completion of 2024 Summer Course Redesign Institute 
  • Certificate of completion of 2024 BLAIS Tandem Program 
  • Opportunities to network with faculty of the broader Claremont Colleges Consortium. 
  • *Financial support through Blais Funding


*CGU scholars will receive $600 as student workers

Applications are now closed

5C Faculty Application

CGU Student Application

Still have questions? Please join us for an information session on Monday, March 4th at 12:00 pm on Zoom (Register Here) or email and for more information.