Inclusive Teaching in Practice
At its core, to teach inclusively means to respect the diversity of students and to enable all students to participate fully in learning. How can we as instructors build a course community that gives voice and agency to all students, whatever their race, gender, age, ethnicity, cultural heritage, or nationality; religious or political beliefs; sexual orientation or gender identity; or socioeconomic, veteran or ability status? How can we remove unnecessary barriers to learning to accommodate students' needs and differences? The goal of this workshop is to become familiar with core building blocks for equity and inclusivity within the classroom. Together with colleagues, you'll develop strategies to incorporate inclusive teaching practices beginning with your first class.
Topics include how to:
Set a tone for inclusion in your course
Support your students when difficulties arise
Create class activities that engage all students
Consider assessment practices that are equitable and inclusive
Dr. Elise Mueller is a senior consultant for teaching at Duke Learning Innovation. She leads workshops about inclusive teaching and consults with faculty on related issues such as creating accessible course materials or designing an inclusive syllabus. She currently co-chairs Learning Innovation's Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility working group and organizes Learning Innovation's Inclusive Teaching Series.