Links to resources on diversity, inclusive classrooms, and related pedagogical topics appear below from UMBC colleagues, teaching and learning centers across the country, and other resources.
- The Faculty Development Center’s Faculty Learning Community on Diversity in the Classroom: Enhancing the Curriculum and Environment explored diversity in the classroom in a year-long collaboration. See the results they presented here.
- The Office of Student Disability Services offers resources and support to help you meet the needs of diverse learners.
- The Office of Instructional Technology discusses Universal Design for Learning (UDL), an approach to reducing barriers to education.
- Student Life’s page on Diversity and Inclusion links to student-centered inclusion programs.
- The Faculty Diversity website highlights UMBC’s faculty diversity initiative.
- The Provost’s Office Diversity page links to UMBC’s Diversity Plan and Progress Reports assessing UMBC diversity initiatives.
- UMBC News on Inclusive Excellence shares UMBC’s progress.
Teaching & Learning Center Resources
Teaching and learning centers across the country have assembled a rich and useful collection of resources designed to help faculty apply inclusive learning practices in the classroom.
- University of Michigan Center for Research on Learning and Teaching (CRLT) offers a rich array of resources on inclusive classroom strategies: http://www.crlt.umich.edu/multicultural-teaching/inclusive-teaching-strategies. Here are a few direct links to useful tools:
The Research Basis for Inclusive Teaching cites teaching and learning research that demonstrates how inclusive classrooms contribute to student learning.
Inclusive Teaching Strategies presents a checklist to help you think through your course climate.
Setting the Tone for an Inclusive Classroom suggests ideas for improving your classroom tone.
- Creating an Identity-Safe Classroom offers evidence-based interventions you can use to build classroom inclusivity.
- University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Center for Teaching and Learning. (1998). Teaching for inclusion. Chapel Hill, NC: Center for Teaching and Learning, UNC Chapel Hill (full pdf: https://ssw.unc.edu/files/web/pdf/TeachforInclusion.pdf).
- Vanderbilt University Center for Teaching offers resources and in-depth essays on diversity, for example:
- Harbin, B. (2016). Teaching beyond the gender binary in the university classroom. Vanderbilt University Center for Teaching. Retrieved from https://cft.vanderbilt.edu/teaching-beyond-the-gender-binary-in-the-university-classroom/
- Greer, A. (n.d.). Increasing inclusivity in the classroom. Vanderbilt University Center for Teaching. Retrieved from https://cft.vanderbilt.edu/guides-sub-pages/increasing-inclusivity-in-the-classroom/
- The Faculty Teaching Excellence Program at University of Colorado Boulder has published a series of essays on diversity and inclusion: http://www.colorado.edu/ftep/diversity-essay-series.
- Ambrose, S. A., M.W. Bridges, M. DiPietro, M.C. Lovett, & M.K. Norman. (2010). How learning works: seven research-based principles for smart teaching. (pp. 153-187). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass. (pdf link)
- Chesler, M.A., & A.A. Young (Eds). (2015). Faculty identities and the challenge of diversity: Reflections on teaching in higher education. New York: Routledge.
- Tanner, K. D. (2013). Structure matters: Twenty-one teaching strategies to promote student engagement and cultivate classroom equity. CBE Life Sciences Education, 12(3), 322–331. http://doi.org/10.1187/cbe.13-06-0115