Teaching, Learning, & Student Success Resources

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Inclusive and Equity-minded Pedagogy

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 papers specifically commissioned by AACU that are beneficial to faculty and staff:

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

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, Center for Research on Learning and Teaching

Creating Inclusive College Classrooms

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

Inclusive Classroom Climate

This resource explores ways that instructors may structure course content, classroom participation, and learning assessments to be responsive to the needs of non-dominant cultures and student backgrounds. Extensive references and additional resources make this a good starting point for building culturally-responsiveness into the classroom.

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 environments, 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.

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Trauma-Informed Pedagogy

The Institute for Faculty Excellence library is open for all faculty to browse and borrow books for professional development. We keep multiple copies of most books in the library. Please note that the numbers are not always up to date.

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MomentumU@USG is a virtual professional development space for USG faculty and staff supporting the Momentum Approach to student success. Content and events are developed and maintained by the USG Office of Faculty Development in partnership with USG faculty, institutional centers for teaching excellence, and other academic partners across the system.

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Online Instruction Time Calculator

Use this web-based calculator to determine the total number of minutes of online instruction and supporting activities that are necessary for an online course based upon credit hours and percentage online.

UWG Instructional Time Calculator

The following items are teaching and classroom supplies usually available in the IFE office. Please note that the list does not indicate we have everything available.

  • Dry erase markers (black, red, blue, green)
  • White board erasers
  • Post-it Easel notepads
  • Notepad markers
  • USB webcams
  • USB microphones
  • USB headsets
  • Notecards