Advancing Equity and Inclusion

Inclusive teaching encompasses teaching strategies and approaches that take into account and welcome the wide range of identities, experiences, needs, and backgrounds that students bring to the class by creating a learning environment where all students can thrive. This can include course design and teaching strategies that you regularly incorporate into your class and a mindset you adopt to be responsive to fluctuating student needs and cultural moments. 

A Social Justice Approach to Teaching in Difficult Times

Adopt a social justice approach to teaching by integrating trauma-informed practices, creating space for student engagement, and addressing global crises as they impact the classroom. This strategy emphasizes empathy, acknowledges current events, and fosters a supportive learning environment.

Disability Justice In Teaching

Embrace Disability Justice in your teaching to create an inclusive and accessible learning environment that challenges systemic barriers and celebrates diverse abilities. This approach integrates principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL), considers intersectionality, and encourages active engagement and equitable assessment strategies.

Flexible Instructional Strategies

Adopt flexible instructional strategies to meet students where they are, incorporating self-assessments, depth-focused learning, and student feedback. These evidence-based approaches cater to diverse learning needs and provide adaptability to handle disruptions effectively.

Gender Justice in Teaching

Advance gender justice in your teaching by employing strategies that acknowledge and support diverse gender experiences, integrating feminist and transgender perspectives to ensure all students feel valued and included.

Reflective Teaching

Embrace reflective teaching to continuously enhance your educational practices. Use multiple perspectives—your own, your students', colleagues', and theoretical insights—to critically assess and evolve your teaching strategies.

Values Affirmation and Social Belonging

Enhance your teaching strategies by incorporating values affirmation and social belonging exercises. These proven interventions can significantly boost the academic success and psychological well-being of students, particularly those from marginalized groups, by reinforcing their sense of belonging and self-worth in academic settings.