Inclusive Teaching Toolkit
Inclusive teaching refers to pedagogy that strives to serve the diverse needs of all students, no matter their background, social identities, or prior educational experiences. The goal is to support student engagement with the course material using evidence-based, equity-minded, and accessible instructional practices. Here we provide resources to support instructors in their efforts to both incorporate diverse perspectives into the curriculum and also to create a welcoming, student-centered classroom climate.
Building Blocks for Inclusive Classrooms
Resources to Support Accessible Teaching at UIC
Curated articles supporting inclusive and accessible teaching
Is Active Learning Accessible? Exploring the Process of Providing Accommodations to Students with Disabilities
Article by L.E. Gin and colleagues (2020) published in CBE-Life Sciences Education 19(4): es12. This article usefully mines the familiarity that disability service providers have with accessibility issues that can crop up in the classroom. Focused on active learning strategies in science classrooms, this research lists common access barriers, suggesting ways to design into these practices from the start.
Link to article: https://doi.org/10.1187/cbe.20-03-0049
Gender Identity in Higher Education: Recommendations for Campus Information Systems
This paper by Larry Borgione and colleagues (2018) published in EDUCAUSE recommends modern identity specifications for campus information systems that can be used to properly and respectfully handle the gender identities, pronouns, and preferred names of students, faculty, and staff in ERP systems at their institutions.
Why Students Cheat (It's not them — it's us)
To tackle student cheating, we need to rethink assignments and classroom culture.
Link to Liberal Education Magazine: https://portal.criticalimpact.com/user/25043/image/LEWI21_digital_winter2021.pdf