Faculty Development

Faculty Development


Creating Inclusive College Classrooms is a comprehensive discussion about and step-by-step guide to creating classrooms in which all student feel empowered to participate and issues are viewed from multiple perspectives. Sections of this essay address choosing course content, examining prior assumptions of multicultural issues and how they manifest in classrooms, and considerations for class interactions.

Diversity in the College Classroom is an e-book created for the University of North Carolina. It contains comprehensive discussions on specific groups that have traditionally been marginalized in the college classroom: Racial and ethnic minorities, religious minorities, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered persons, and students with visible and invisible disabilities. The handbook contains quotes from a diverse group of students on their experiences in the college classroom.

The Chilly Climate: How Men and Women are Treated Differently in the Classroom and at Work is Dr. Bernice Sandler's compendium of ways that women are treated differently than men in college classrooms. Dr. Sandler is Senior Scholar at the Women's Research and Education Institute in Washington, DC, and has compiled an exhaustive resource on gender discrimination in higher education.

The "Diversity Essay Series" includes several essays on diversity by experts in a wide range of fields, from Writing to Women's Studies. One is Enriching Science through Diversity, which looks at ways faculty in the sciences can use concepts of diversity in the biological world to highlight cultural diversity, and offers teaching tips to help to make those connections.

The Multicultural Pavilion has many different links that discuss ways to prepare for teaching multicultural issues, icebreakers, and introspective activities. Examples include the "Educational Equality Awareness Quiz" and "20 Things I Can Do to Be a Better Multicultural Teacher ."




Faculty Development
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