Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Resources

The following resources will help you build courses that are more inclusive of the diverse student body at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Start with the Strategies and Practices for Inclusive Excellence page, an overarching guide to best practices for inclusive teaching. The other resources outline strategies to address specific challenges you may face in your courses.

Syllabus Review Guide for Equity-Minded Practice

In order to develop a course mindful of equity, consider revamping the course syllabus.

Cultivating an inclusive classroom environment

This tipsheet is the first of a series designed to provide simple, generally applicable, tips on specific topics to enhance the inclusiveness of your courses

Delivering Inclusive Presentations

When developing and delivering a presentation, it is important to think inclusively about the diverse people that will be in your audience.

Students attend international conference

Christine Kiewra broadens students’ perspectives on early childhood education with an international community

The Urgency of Inclusive Classrooms

CASNR offices came together and created a summer discussion series about what an inclusive classroom looks like, and how to create an inclusive environment.

Humanize late policies for better learning

Humanize your teaching by implementing late policies that account for the complexity of students' lives.

Personal Practices for Inclusivity

Inclusivity in education has never been more important or more possible

Inclusiveness in Course Planning

Use this guide to aid you in developing your courses to achieve more welcoming and effective learning environments.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Resources

These resources will help faculty build courses that are more inclusive of the diverse student body at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Exercising Empathy and Social Research Practices

Exercising Empathy helps students do away with the self-centric bias” that often creates a pre-set rhetorical agenda.

Using Movie Analysis to Promote Inclusive Learning

Learn how to assign movies along with academic texts/readings to promote inclusive learning

Using Accessibility Checker for Course Materials in Canvas and MS Office

This presentation focuses on making course materials more accessible and working towards Universal Design for a biology course.

Motivations For Learning: A Culturally Relevant Approach

Articulate two culturally-informed kinds of motivations students have for learning.

Humanizing Your Course: Creating an Inclusive Classroom with a "Liquid Syllabus"

The liquid syllabus is designed to "tell" students, that I, as their instructor, am excited to be a partner with them in their learning.

How to Help Your First-Generation Students Succeed

First-generation students often lack the parental guidance and prior knowledge about how to succeed in college that many of their peers enjoy.

Captioning Videos for Accessibility

This presentation explains the importance of captioning videos for accessibility and Universal Design and how VidGrid can be used to caption videos.

We are TRIO

TRIO is a college access and success program that helps first-generation students earn their college degree.

Accessibility Checklist: Supplements

In addition to the guidelines for links, images/video, and tables, there are supplemental guidelines and considerations for making your course accessible.

Finding and Implementing OERs

11-2-21 This workshop was beneficial for instructors interested in alternatives to or supplements for current textbooks.

Fresh Voices on Inclusive Teaching

Highlighting emerging scholars, Fresh Voices promotes inclusive, innovative, and effective teaching methods.

Striving for Equity in Education

circle-people(business)1-11-22 In this 90-minute, discussion-centered workshop we will share some key principles and strategies of inclusive teaching, but will also ask you to discuss with peers and review your own materials through this lens.

Moving Forward with Equity

account-group-1(users)7-17-21 Participants examined courses from before and during the pandemic to identify the strongest aspects of each.

Building an Inclusive Classroom

7-17-20 This workshop shared several strategies to model inclusivity and establish a respectful and supportive classroom culture.

Additional Materials

Inclusive teaching involves understanding complex topics that can difficult to learn how to navigate. Included are some resources to help.

Accessibility Checklist: Links

Use these tips to create accessible links.

Important Concepts for Inclusive Teaching

To ensure the inclusion of all students in a classroom, discussion must be approached in a way that recognizes and values differing perspectives

Implementing Inclusive Excellence into Virtual Learning Environments

Explore resources and tips to continue teaching equitably and inclusively while in-person or online.

Inclusive Teaching

Inclusive Teaching is a philosophy based on the premise of ensuring students have the same access to education

Accessibility Checklist: Images and Video

Image and video content can present unique obstacles for some users. Without additional descriptive information, limits how some users receive content

Accessibility Checklist: Structure

Semantic styles are essential to creating content that is accessible across multiple platforms as they encode your layout and document structure

Learning Communities

Philosophies, strategies, and technologies involved in teaching & learning can all evolve over time. Instructor learning communities provide an avenue to explore and discuss these timely topics.

Accessibility Checklist: Tables

Properly formatted tables ensure that all users can understand your tabular data. By including headers, captions, and alternative text, your tables can convey the critical information to all users.

Infusion of Sustainability and Resilience into Curriculum

Workshop participants will use student-centered pedagogy to integrate sustainability and resilience concepts into curricular experiences, earning a small stipend upon successful completion of the program.

Strategies and Practices for Inclusive Excellence

Use this guide to help you develop inclusive courses and create more welcoming and effective learning environments.

Accessibility and UDL Instructor Resource

Curated by several university departments and experts, the Accessibility and UDL Instructor Resource is available through Canvas.

Inclusive Excellence

When designing courses, either online or in-person, it is essential to remember that not all of our students are the same.
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