Inclusive Teaching

Equity-Focused Teaching Practices

At the Core: Inclusive Teaching

In any discipline or field, a key goal as well as challenge is supporting the learning of all students. Through programs, consultations, and resources, the Academy for Teaching Excellence supports teachers in creating learning environments where students of all identities and backgrounds can flourish. The resources on this page are intended to help faculty expand their toolkit for providing a learning environment and related activities in which all students can be successful.

Equity Teaching Academy

The Equity Teaching Academy is a series of three Graduate Equivalency Courses which was developed in partnership with faculty from Roosevelt and City Colleges and informed by research from similar faculty development programs throughout the country.

Become an Ally Advocate

Ally Advocates are recognized for their ability to leverage the Blackboard Ally tool to improve the accessibility, quality, and usability of course content for all students.

Four Connections and You

This on-demand workshop will share Odessa’s fascinating story and give you the tools to bring the power of The 4 Connections to your classroom right away.

Applying Equity Matrix (AEMy)

The Applying Equity Matrix is an interactive tool that allows instructors to review inclusive and equitable classroom practices in six categories: accessibility, belonging, engagement, flexibility, humanization, and transparency. Try out AEMy.

The AEMy Self-Assessment document may be used to reflect on equitable practices for your courses.

Enacting Equity Guidelines

The Enacting Equity Guidelines course review tool is a guide that can be used to help educators evaluate their teaching in the context of a specific course to better serve a diverse range of learners and to reduce equity gaps in success outcomes. There are 21 prompts in four categories: Facilitator, Introductory information, Content, and Assessment & Evaluation. This tool is used in workshops and in our Reflect course and Redesign grant program to guide faculty in course reviews and revisions.

Equity Teaching Academy

A series of Graduate Equivalency Courses called the Equity Teaching Academy was developed in partnership with faculty from Roosevelt and City Colleges and informed by research from faculty development programs throughout the country. To learn more about participating in these courses visit our post on the Equity Teaching Academy series.

Small Group Instructional Feedback (SGIF)

Small Group Instructional Feedback (SGIF) is a voluntary, non-evaluative process for collecting feedback from your students on their experiences and perceptions of your course mid-way through the semester. SGIF is available to all faculty, every semester without the need to attend a workshop.