What resources are available to Elon faculty as they try to create inclusive classrooms?
Every year CATL sponsors a number of workshops and discussions. One excellent resource, the webinar “Four Strategies to Engage the Multicultural Classroom,” is now available even for those who missed the original event.
Mathew Ouellet and Christine Stanley hosted this webinar, which provides:
- a broad definition framework of diversity;
- a conceptual framework with which one might approach designing a multicultural classroom;
- ideas from participants for assignments and activities;
- pedagogical strategies for handling difficult situations in the classroom.
Mathew L. Ouellet is Associate Director of the Center for Teaching and Faculty Development at the University of Massachusetts – Amherst, and Christine A. Stanley is Vice President and Associate Provost for Diversity and Professor of Higher Education Administration at Texas A&M University.
For other ideas and a select bibliography, faculty can also check out the Inclusive Classrooms Resources webpage.
Inclusive Classrooms is a faculty resource project spearheaded by Associate Director of the Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning Mary Jo Festle. This project was created out of a research-based recognition that students perform better if they feel they “belong.” For more ideas and resources on how to foster inclusive classrooms in regards to both content and pedagogy, as well as to read about what other faculty are doing and student experiences visit the Inclusive Classrooms website.