Setting expectations early and aloud helps students understand what is and isn’t acceptable in your courses. Learn how to do it.
Engaging students in a discussion about online communication norms and guidelines at the very beginning of a course is an essential step in fostering community and creating a productive learning environment. Facilitate an in-person or online discussion asking students to describe behaviors that make people feel like their ideas and contributions are valued, as well as behaviors that make people feel like their contributions are not valued. Then decide together on a list of guidelines to help ensure that everyone feels valued and included in the course discussions.
This tool explains how to be intentional when selecting multimedia, readings, and examples so that they reflect diverse people, viewpoints, and voices.
Accessibility benefits everyone. Learn how to make accessibility the norm in your courses.
From the policies and resources required to support all students in their learning, to the value of including a diversity statement – this tool explains.
Using current language around identity is critical to ensuring all students feel acknowledged. This tool explains how to do it.
How can faculty model inclusive language and behavior in their own spaces – digital and in-person?
This tool explains that a name goes beyond what’s listed on a course roster. From asking preferred names, to pronunciation – this tool explains.
Learn how to let students get to know each other and develop a sense of community.
From preferred pronouns to plans for the future – a questionnaire can be an asset for any faculty member in creating inclusivity.
How can you remove barriers for students? Considering the times, formats and structures of office hours you extend to students is a great place to start.