These modules are designed support faculty members at the University of Denver and beyond in developing the necessary knowledge-base to enact inclusive praxis while succeeding in critical roles throughout their academic life-cycles. This dynamic platform engages faculty asynchronously while providing an overview of anchoring diversity considerations and theoretical frameworks.
Within each module, educators can engage in in-depth exploration through carefully curated content including:
An introduction to a critical framework
Downloadable academic articles
Guidelines for incorporating inclusive practices into your teaching
Recommended TED Talks, websites and other resources
Spiritual and Religious Diversity
Spirituality, secularism, and religion are complex and expansive topics that warrant careful consideration in North American college campuses...Explore
Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity
Gender identity and expression are complex concepts that have come to the forefront of recent national conversations around diversity and inclusion in Higher Education...Explore
Inclusive Excellence (IE) is the recognition that a community or institution's success is dependent on how well it values, engages and includes the rich diversity of students, staff...Explore
Inclusive Pedagogy is the purposeful embodiment of inclusive teaching practices toward multiple student identity groups...Explore
Intersectional Pedagogy is an approach to teaching and learning by which inequality and exclusion resulting from intersecting social identities are understood, explained, and challenged...Explore
Native American Pedagogies
American Indian students make up 1% of the total population in the United States. Despite 85% of Native students attending public schools, these students have the highest dropout rate of any racial or ethnic group at over 65%...Explore
Universal Design for Learning
Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a teaching approach that works to accommodate the needs and abilities of all learners by dismantling participation barriers...Explore
The Community of Inquiry Model
The model of a community of inquiry consists of three key elements of an educational experience: Teaching presence, cognitive presence, and social presence...Explore
Assessment is an iterative, methodical, and participatory process designed to strengthen teaching and learning practices. Just as doctors deliver treatments in consultation with medical data...Explore
This website is updated monthly to include new modules created by faculty members, graduate and undergraduate students, affinity group leaders, and academic administrators.
Upcoming modules include:
- Trauma-Informed Pedagogy, Racial Battle Fatigue
- Implicit Bias in Course Design, Classroom Management and Assessment
- Invisible Labor and White Fragility in the College Classroom.
The Inclusive Teaching Practices Portal is designed as a resource to help you answer questions such as:
- How might my identities and worldview influence the way I teach and interact with students?
- How can I foster interpersonal dialogues that honor multiple perspectives and validate students' experiences?
- Does the material and content in my course reflect and honor multiple perspectives?
- What powers and privileges might be reinforced in the curriculum that I teach?
- Do my course activities, assignments and exams meet the needs of all learners through a combination of group work, individual work, and collaborative learning opportunities?
- Does my class provide multiple perspectives by incorporating "real world" cases or research, guest speakers, films, etc.?
- How can I provide multiple ways of presenting information, scaffolding learning and allowing for student choice?
Inclusive Learning Statement
I want you to get a sense for what an Inclusive Learning Environment statement looks like. The following statement was developed by DU's Faculty Senate, and is one we recommend using and adapting: