Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Syllabus Review Guide for Equity-Minded Practice

In order to develop a course that is truly mindful of equity, it is essential to consider how the course syllabus may impact the way that students of differing backgrounds might interpret what is written.

Strategies and Practices for Inclusive Excellence

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

Implementing Inclusive Excellence into Virtual Learning Environments

This guide provides resources and tips for faculty to continue teaching in ways that are equitable and inclusive as they move to teach face-to-face classes online and in flexible hybrid modes.

Moving Forward with Equity

video-meeting-group(video-meeting)Tue-17-Aug This interactive workshop is designed to help you examine your courses from before and during the pandemic to identify the strongest aspects of each. You will reflect on elements such as your syllabus policies, assignments, and student interactions to ensure that your fall courses incorporate the ‘best of both worlds.'

The Urgency of Inclusive Classrooms: A 6-Week Discussion Series

The Difficult Conversations CASNR Community of Practice, the CASNR Teaching and Learning Improvement Council (TLIC), and the CASNR Dean’s office have come together to create a 6-week summer discussion series (held via Zoom) around inclusive classrooms in our College

Humanize late policies for better learning

You are on a flight back from a conference where you presented your latest work. Your partner calls and tells you that a pipe burst in the basement. They are trying to save what they can, but need your help as soon as you arrive. Unfortunately, you have a report due to your department chair the next morning. You diligently blocked out time to complete it after returning home. As your flight prepares for departure, you grip your phone and send a last-minute email asking for an extension. Upon landing, you check your email.

Spring 2021 Teaching and Learning Symposium

Bryan Dewsbury, Associate Professor of Biology at the University of Rhode Island and the principal investigator of the Science Education and Society (SEAS) research program, discusses the unassailable connection between inclusive teaching practices and education as a general practice of freedom.

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. This video explains steps you can take as an instructor to help our first-generation students succeed.

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 and that provokes a mechanical execution of writing and researching.

Motivations For Learning: A Culturally Relevant Approach

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

Using Movie Analysis to Promote Inclusive Learning

I assigned movies along with academic texts/readings to promote inclusive learning. In this way, movies (classic and contemporary) served as a pathway to course concepts and ideas (and vice versa!).

We are TRIO

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