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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 design and teaching 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. 

We recommend that you attend the Exploring Equity & Inclusion Foundations before completing the teaching specific sessions. 

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.

Deconstructing Dominant Cultures in the Classroom

During this session we will discuss the importance 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.

Equity by Design: Embracing Universal Design for Learning

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.

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Tuesday, 9:30 -11:00 am
Foundations
2/15 (in-person)
Syllabus
2/22
Deconstructing
3/1
Equity by Design
3/8
 
Wednesday, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Foundations
2/9 (in-person)
Syllabus
2/23
Deconstructing
3/9
Equity by Design
3/30
 
Thursday 2:00-3:30 pm
Foundations
2/3
Syllabus
2/17
Deconstructing
3/10
Equity by Design
3/24