Create and disseminate an online questionnaire that asks students about their preferred names/pronouns, work experience and plans for the future, what they are most looking forward to and most concerned about related to your course, their communication preferences, and who they are as people (by asking about their hobbies, family, pets, etc.). Keeping this information in a spreadsheet for reference will help you customize your course (examples, speakers, assignments, etc.) and allow you to get to know your students as individuals.
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.
Setting expectations early and aloud helps students understand what is and isn’t acceptable in your courses. Learn how to do it.