Instructor Resources for Inclusive Pedagogy

AACU Logo    Association of American Colleges & Universities
Making Excellence Inclusive is AAC&U’s guiding principle for access, student success, and high-quality learning. It is designed to help colleges and universities integrate diversity, equity, and educational quality efforts into their missions and institutional operations.

The initiative includes a series of three papers specifically commissioned by AACU that are beneficial to faculty and staff:

1. Toward a Model of Inclusive Excellence and Change in Postsecondary Institutions
2. Achieving Equitable Educational Outcomes with All Students: The Institution’s Roles and Responsibilities


University of Wisconsin-Madison logo    University of Wisconsin-Madison Communications
A Guide to Bias-Free Communications
    This guide is meant to help faculty and staff find more encompassing word of phrase when you need it and to be more attuned to language that, whether intended or not, may offend others. As cultural trends and awareness of gaps in inclusivity emerge, this guide will be updated with the newest language.


American Philosophical Association logo    American Philosophical Association
    Guidelines for Non-Sexist Use of Language
    This article from the APA gives reasoning and examples for usage of gender-neutral language in the field. Many examples are provided that relate to academic writing style and can inform the work of you, your peers, and students.

University of Michigan logo    University of Michigan, Center for Research on Learning and Teaching
    Creating Inclusive College Classroom
    This guide discusses common yet problematic assumptions instructors may make about students, the impact of assumptions on student learning, and how instructors can examine motivations behind assumptions. Also included here are useful strategies for making course content and classroom environments more accessible and inclusive.

    Yale University, Center for Teaching and Learning
Yale logo
    Inclusive Classroom Climate
    This resources explores ways that instructors may structure course content, classroom participation, and learning assessment to be responsive to the needs of non-dominant cultures and student backgrounds. Extensive references and additional resources make this a good stating point for building cultural-responsiveness into the classroom.

Columbia logo    Columbia University, Center for Teaching and Learning
    Inclusive Teaching Guide
This guide organizes inclusive pedagogical practices into five principles that guide instructors in crafting classroom environment, facilitating peer interactions, and reflecting on personal practices. This is an abridged version of the full guide, which is also available for download at the above link and is suitable for instructors of all experience levels.