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
Readings and Resources
On Stereotype Threat
On Implicit Bias
Banarji, Mahzarin and Greenwald, Anthony (2013). Blindspot: Hidden Biases of Good People, New York: Delacorte Press.
On Inclusive Teaching
On Free Speech and the Classroom