Today’s university classrooms are more diverse than in the past. With this diversity of students comes the need to ensure the learning environments associated with courses are inclusive and designed to support all students.
In these more diverse classrooms there is need to acknowledge and accept students with perspectives other than our own, to diversify our syllabi, to be more aware of classroom dynamics, and to pay more attention to how our students are experiencing the learning process. Our collective ability to respond to, and be enriched by, these challenges will determine the success of both our students and our institution.
Through professional development programs, consultations, and resources, CELT supports creating learning environments where the social identities and diverse backgrounds of all students may thrive. The following quick links are selected from ISU online resources that support creating an inclusive learning environment:
The resources found on CELT’s Creating an Inclusive Classroom website, and the programs below are to support our faculty as they work towards building
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