Inclusive Teaching Practices Toolkit

Intercultural PedagogyInclusive Teaching Practices Toolkit, Association of College and University Educators.

The Association of College and University Educators (ACUE) has just produced an “Inclusive Teaching Practices Toolkit” intended to help faculty copy with diverse classrooms. The guidelines are valuable in face-to-face courses, but are specifically intended for today, when so many faculty are suddenly required to teach online, without adequate guidelines. The toolkit is available free of charge on their website (follow the link above).

By implementing inclusive teaching practices, faculty create learning environments where all students feel they belong and have the opportunity to achieve at high levels.

The 10 practices included are:

  • Ensure your course reflects a diverse society and world.
  • Ensure course media are accessible.
  • Ensure your syllabus sets the tone for diversity and inclusion.\
  • Use inclusive language.
  • Share your gender pronouns.
  • Learn and use students’ preferred names.
  • Engage students in a small-group introductions activity.
  • Use an interest survey to connect with students.
  • Offer inclusive office hours.
  • Set expectations for valuing diverse viewpoints.

The Inclusive Teaching Practices Toolkit was developed by ACUE in collaboration with Dr. Marlo Goldstein Hode, Senior Manager, Strategic Diversity Initiatives, Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, University of Missouri-St. Louis.

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