Inclusivity and Diversity

Deliver course content that actively integrates, interrogates, and seriously engages with the diversity of perspectives and experiences that a scholarly, responsible treatment of the subject demands. Use pedagogies of inclusion that enable all students to feel known, seen, and valued to encourage learning and growth.

Inclusive teaching has two main elements: incorporating diverse perspectives in course materials and employing inclusive teaching practices. Most instructors support inclusion and diversity but putting these values into practice can be difficult. In these pages strategies and resources used by faculty across the disciplines are shared


Resources and References

Ambrose, S.A., Bridges, M.W., DiPietro, M., Lovett, M.C., & Norman, M.K.(2010). How Learning Works: Seven Research-Based Principles for Smart Teaching. John Wiley & Sons.

Ladson-Billings, G. (1995). Toward a Theory of Culturally Relevant Pedagogy. American Educational Research Journal, 32(3), 465–491.

Davis, B.G. (2009). Tools for Teaching. Second Edition. John Wiley & Sons.

Eddy, S.L., & Hogan, K.A. (2014). Getting Under the Hood: How and for Whom Does Increasing Course Structure Work? CBE–Life Sciences Education, 13, 453-468.

Hockings, C.(2010). Inclusive Learning and Teaching in Higher Education: A Synthesis of Research. Higher Education Academy.

Landrum, R.E., & McCarthy, M.A. (Eds.). (2012). Teaching Ethically: Challenges and Opportunities. American Psychological Association.

Lee, A., Poch, R., Shaw, M., & Williams, R. Engaging Diversity in Undergraduate Classrooms: A Pedagogy for Developing Intercultural Competence. ASHE Higher Education Report 38, no. 2. John Wiley & Sons, 2012.

“Online Equity Rubric.” Peralta Community College District Distance Education.

Sellers, S. et al. Reaching All Students: A Resource for Teaching in STEM. Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CIRTL), last modified 2007, accessed July 19, 2017.

Tobin,T.J., & Behling, K.T. (2018). Reach Everyone, Teach Everyone: Universal Design for Learning in Higher Education. West Virginia University Press.

Yancy, G. and Davidson, M.D.(2014). Exploring Race in Predominantly White Classrooms: Scholars of Color Reflect. Routledge.

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