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Preparing for Inclusive Teaching Workshop Series

Through the frameworks of Culturally Responsive Teaching (CRT) and Universal Design for Learning (UDL) this series will prepare you to embrace an inclusive teaching practice. You will begin the personal work of interrogating your personal identities and (re)consider syllabus and course delivery through an inclusive lens. You will leave this series with practical tools and a plan for continuing your personal work in equity and inclusion and sustaining your inclusive teaching practice. 

The Preparing for Inclusive Teaching Series is a collaboration between CETL and the Division of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion. We recommend that you attend all five sessions in order, but you may attend sessions as fit your schedule. You may sign up for the entire workshop series or attend sessions a la carte.

Exploring Equity & Inclusion Foundations*

This workshop is part of UNC’s Faculty & Staff UNITE program and will provide the foundation for you to begin developing an inclusive teaching practice. During this session you will obtain an overview of equity and inclusion by exploring social identities and understanding current social issues through interactive content that assists participants in the creation of a plan on how to exercise their agency and power as an individual and in collective actions.

Supporting Student Success with an Equity-Minded Syllabus

The syllabus is often the first point of contact that our students have with us and our course. In this hands-on workshop, you will be taken through a step-by-step process that will allow you to reconsider your syllabus as a tool to support equity and inclusion. You will leave the workshop with an equity-minded syllabus that promotes student motivation and academic success.

Examining Race Relations & Racism*

This interactive workshop provides an opportunity to talk about race relations and racism. You will gain a brief overview of a US history in a racial context, share perspectives on contemporary issues, and discuss strategies to eradicate racism and improve race relations. This is another UNC UNITE session that will prepare you to look critically at course content.

Inclusive Course Delivery 1

During this session we will discuss the important of representation in your courses. Who is represented through your course materials, readings, and images? How do you provide opportunities for all students to bring their own experiences into the classroom? How do students interact and engage with each other? You will review and critique your own course materials and develop a practical and doable redesign plan.

Inclusive Course Delivery 2

Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is often considered just about accommodation for students with disabilities. But it is so much more than that, and crucial for creating a course that supports all students. During this session we will discuss the UDL Framework and how incorporating the UDL Framework supports equity for all. Through case studies, discussion, and hands-on work with your own course you will determine where in your course the UDL Framework can help you to best support students.

*This workshop offering is part of the CETL Inclusive Teaching Series. There are other dates for this session offered through UNITE. A full list of dates can be found online.


Schedule & Registration

You may register for the entire series or à la carte. 

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Tuesday, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Race & Racism
Course Delivery I
Course Delivery II

Wednesday, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Race & Racism
Course Delivery I
Course Delivery II 

Thursday 2:00-3:30 pm (Online)

ASL interpretation is provided.

Race & Racism
Course Delivery I
Course Delivery II