All instructors want their students to learn through challenging and productive engagement with texts, questions, ideas, and each other. Sometimes, though, something hinders this learning process, stalling classroom conversations, making students feel uncomfortable to the point that they can't learn, or impacting students in ways that instructors cannot readily assess. The CCT and other units on campus regularly offer programs around the topic of inclusive teaching with the aim of helping instructors navigate issues like diversity, stereotype threat, microaggressions, and bias in the classroom and develop inclusive teaching strategies. These programs are designed to work with instructors to ensure that all students can actively participate and feel included in the learning process at all stages of their undergraduate education.


Units within Larger Programs

Effective Teaching in STEM: Fostering Inclusive Classrooms

Campus Partners 

Race and Pedagogy Working Group

UChicagoGRAD: Diversity and Inclusion

Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture 

Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality 

Craft of Teaching Program

Student Disability Services

Readings and Resources 

On Stereotype Threat

Stereotype Threat Widens Achievement Gap

20 Years of Stereotype Threat Research

Stereotype Threat and Black College Students

Strategies to Reduce Stereotype Threat

On Implicit Bias

Multiple Dimensions of Identity

Faculty Members’ Social Identities and Classroom Authority

Science Faculty’s Gender Biases

Long-term Reduction in Race Bias

Implicit Association Test (IAT) and A Critique of the IAT

Banarji, Mahzarin and Greenwald, Anthony (2013). Blindspot: Hidden Biases of Good People, New York: Delacorte Press.

On Inclusive Teaching

Creating Inclusive Classrooms

Reducing Gender Achievement Gap in Science Classrooms

Strategies for Inclusive Teaching

21 Teaching Strategies to Promote Engagement and Equity

On Free Speech and the Classroom

Diversity, Inclusion and Free Speech at U.S. Universities

Protected Classroom Speech and the 2016 Election (from the AAUP)