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Inclusive Teaching

Inclusive Teaching Toolbox: This Inclusive Teaching Toolbox is a resource created to empower you to teach to the needs of your students, while helping learners understand the value of inclusion for their future careers. We have designed this toolbox not as a list of “tips and tricks of the trade,” but rather as a mechanism to help you think about ways that you can leverage the diversity of your students to improve the learning in your classroom.

Inclusivity in Experiential and Service-Learning Courses: This document seeks to raise considerations to help foster inclusivity and cultural competency through your experiential or service-learning course. It also identifies online resources provided by Teaching & Learning Innovation and other campus offices who can work with you to create an inclusive experience for all involved.

Assessing your Cultural Competency: Self-Reflection for Inclusive Practice in the Classroom and Beyond: This document describes the concepts of “cultural competency” and “cultural humility” as they relate to various fields. The resource also provides tips to foster your “cultural competence” as an instructor.

Addressing Implicit Bias and its Impact on Teaching & Learning: This document defines implicit bias and microaggressions, and how both phenomenon can impact the educational environment. The resource provides tips in order to address microaggressions in the classroom.

Diversity & Inclusion in Online Courses: This webpage outlines tips to promote civility and inclusion in online courses.

Effective Practices in Teaching International Students: Many U.S. higher education institutions have seen increases in the number of international students. An important challenge to overcome with their increased enrollment is developing a teaching and learning experience that effectively engages and supports these students. This document aims to provide strategies in order to do so.

Inclusion: Awareness of Socioeconomic DiversityResearchers are beginning to unravel the complex cloud of cultural, psychological, and emotional aspects that hinder the wellbeing and higher education success of socioeconomically disadvantaged students, and are suggesting educational and student support actions to assist students with those challenges. This document outlines strategies to assist these students confront the challenges of university success.

Top 5 Tips for Facilitating Difficult Dialogues about Racism & Anti-Semitism: It is important that we as instructors consider ways to support students who may have difficulty processing race-related issues. This document features some tips to help both you as the instructor and your students navigate conversations about racism and discrimination.

Examples of Inclusive Language: Inclusive language is not code for cumbersome, dull or vague language; it simply refers to wording that has been carefully considered to treat all people with respect and impartiality. This document outlines examples of inclusive language.

Why Use Inclusive Language?: Through language we understand the relationships around us and our position within our environment. Exclusive language stunts the building of healthy relationships and can make people feel like outsiders. This document outlines the impacts of inclusive language and questions to ask yourself when deciding what language to use.

Simple Tips for Infusing Diversity Content into Your Classes: Creating a learning environment that promotes the feelings of inclusion among your students is one of the most important, and sometimes, challenging parts of being an educator. This document outlines strategies to help you.

How to Create a Gender-Inclusive Learning Environment: This document contains tips that serve as suggestions on how to create a gender-inclusive learning environment; faculty should implement strategies in which they agree. 

SAFE Strategies to Deal with Difficult Moments in Your Online Classroom: Download this resource for quick strategies on dealing with difficult situations in your online course and guidance on establishing an inclusive and positive online learning environment.

How to Deal with Bias Incidents in Your Classroom: This webpage outlines steps on how to handle bias incidents as they occur in the class.