Creating Inclusive Classrooms

There are many considerations when working toward an inclusive classroom — from student participation to class discussions. Here, we’ve compiled a range of resources to help you incorporate inclusive teaching techniques into your classroom.

Inclusive Teaching Techniques

Creating Inclusive Learning Environments
What is an inclusive classroom and how can you facilitate productive classroom discussions? Find out in this brief guide.

Disabled Veterans Reintegration and Education Project
This toolkit provides information on the issues facing student veterans.

Inclusive Teaching Framework and Strategies 
Get tips for inclusive teaching from multiple view points, such as instructor-student interactions. From the University of Michigan.

Creating Inclusive College Classrooms 
Drawing on findings from focus group interviews, this article uses examples to illustrate specific classroom issues. From the University of Michigan.

Inclusive Teaching Strategies 
Learn why inclusive teaching strategies are important and how you can incorporate them into your classes. From Cornell University.

Navigating Diversity in the Classroom

Teaching a Diverse Student Body
The first chapter of the University of Virginia’s “Teaching a Diverse Student Body” handbook offers insight into issues facing different student groups and specific teaching strategies for teaching in a diverse classroom. From the University of Virginia.

Gender Dynamics in the Classroom 
The second chapter focuses exclusively on the role of gender in classroom dynamics. From the University of Virginia.

Teaching International Students
Chapter three provides strategies for teaching non-native speakers and highlights how cultural differences can affect learning. From the University of Virginia.

Dealing with Conflicts
In chapter four, you’ll learn how to respond if an inappropriate comment or heated discussion arises in class. From the University of Virginia. 

Disabled Students
UA Disability Resources (DRC) ensures an accessible University experience for disabled students and is responsible for determining reasonable accommodation. DRC has resources for faculty to support inclusive and accessible classrooms. 

Native American Students

The Center for the Study of Higher Education (HED) conducted a study on the college choice and experience of first-year Native American students at UA. The report can be downloaded here.

Safeguarding Against Unconscious Bias

Hidden/Unconscious Bias
This brief primer explains the basics of how an unconscious bias can affect behavior.

Assessing and Addressing Our Biases 
Find tips for becoming aware of your potential biases and adopting fair teaching techniques. From the University of Michigan.