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.

Enacting Equity Series

The Enacting Equity Series uses sections of the Enacting Equity Guidelines to direct professional development along four axes of inclusive teaching: self-reflection, introductory information, course content, and assessment and evaluation.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Virtual Workshop Series

The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) virtual workshop series includes discussions, shared knowledge, and answers to issues that affect the Harper community.

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.

Enacting Equity Guidelines

The Enacting Equity Guidelines may be used to evaluate professional development programs and resources to better serve a diverse range of learners and reduce equity gaps in success outcomes. There are 20 prompts in four categories: Facilitator, Introductory information, Content, and Assessment & Evaluation.  Each prompt is intended to encourage reflection on a program or resource. Contact our Academy’s own Inclusive Instructional Design Specialist Dr. Rob Hill to learn more about these guidelines.

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 course visit our post on the Equity Teaching Academy series.