Inclusive Teaching

Creating Inclusive College Classrooms is a comprehensive discussion about and step-by-step guide to creating classrooms in which all students feel empowered to participate and issues are viewed from multiple perspectives. Sections of this essay address choosing course content, examining prior assumptions of multicultural issues and how they manifest in classrooms, and considerations for class interactions. 


The Research Basis for Inclusive Teaching provides citations for the wealth of studies that support creating inclusive classrooms to support the learning of all students. 


Some Very Basic Tips for Making Higher Education More Accessible to Trans Students and Rethinking How We Talk about Gendered Bodies provides suggestions for creating an inclusive classroom for transgender and gender nonconforming students.

The Chilly Climate is Dr. Bernice Sandler's compendium of ways that women are treated differently than men in college classrooms. The site contains examples of the "Chilly Climate" and how it affects women, and ideas for both faculty and students to warm up the chilly classroom climate for women. 

The Multicultural Pavillion offers an archive of Awareness Activities including ways to prepare for teaching multicultural issues, icebreakers, and introspective activities. The Pavillion also offers anEducation Equity Awareness Quiz, and recommendations for faculty: 20 Things I Can Do To Be a Better Multicultural Teacher.


Universal Design for Learning recommends ways that courses and classrooms can be designed to address diverse learning styles and needs.


Guidelines for Gender-Fair Language. Your syllabus is a great place to model inclusivity. Language is a powerful tool - use it wisely in your written materials as well as in your dialogue with students.


GVSU's Disability Support Resources also has information and resources for assisting students with disabilities. 

Slides: CCPS August, 2016


NEW interactive tools and resources from the Kirwin Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity at Ohio State University in collaboration with MTV:


Gender Bias In Academe: An Annotated Bibliography of Important Research Studies:

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