Inclusive Teaching Resources
Michigan State University Online Instructional Resources Pages for Diversity
Michigan State University’s website offers a series of resources pages focusing on diversity, multiculturalism, and inclusive classrooms. Specifically, these pages provide links to publications and syllabi that highlight inclusive teaching methods (for general and identity-specific groups), incorporate multicultural content, and teach for diverse populations. The Office of Faculty & Organizational Development also offers Faculty Learning Communities, teaching fellowships, and academies for development, among other resources. (added January 2009)
Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning Diversity Resource Pages
The Center for Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CIRTL) is a national organization dedicated to advancing teaching practices for faculty in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines. One of its foundational pillars, “Learning through Diversity” promotes diversity as a function of educational excellence, encouraging faculty to engage with new teaching methods, understanding classroom diversity, addressing inequities, and fostering collaboration. To that end, CIRTL offers an in-depth resource page on diversity. This page provides rationale for infusing diversity into STEM disciplines, an inclusive syllabi project, a diversity institution, literature review, and resource book to download. (added January 2009)
The HBCU Faculty Development Network
This network seeks to develop pedagogies and processes for faculty at HBCU to enhance student learning. Utilization of technology, sharing teaching innovations, promoting the connections between classrooms and community service, and fostering collaborations amongst faculty are some of the organization’s many goals. These goals are facilitated through symposiums, summer institutes, and publications throughout the year. Such a network provides a sustained space amongst faculty for the evolution of strategies and interventions that are specific to the HBCU and African American contexts. (Added September 2008)
Liberal Education and Global Citizenship: The Arts of Democracy The first project of the Shared Futures: Learning for a World Lived in Common, Liberal Education and Global Citizenship: The Arts of Democracy, supported by the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education, is designed to work with colleges and universities to develop societal, civic, and global knowledge in their graduates by linking liberal education and democracy in the context of our interdependent but unequal world.
Boundaries and Borderlands: The Search for Recognition and Community in America, Association of American Colleges and Universities The centerpiece of this two-year project is a ten-day faculty development institute designed to deepen and expand campus work on diversity and faculty capacity building. The project is part of the Hewlett Foundation's "Pluralism and Unity" initiative. It will offer resources to inform curricular and co-curricular campus work about diversity, democracy, and intergroup dialogues. View seminar descriptions and bibliographies for the Summer 2000 institute.
The Summer Institute for Intercultural Communication This institute offers professional development opportunities for people working in education, student services, training, counseling, business, and consulting in domestic diversity and international/intercultural contexts. Participants can choose from more than 40 in-depth workshops and seminars, which include topics such as Teaching Intercultural Communication, Developing Leadership for Campus Diversity, Training Design for International/Multicultural Programs, Methods of Intercultural Training, Effective Leadership in International Educational Exchange, and Counseling Across Cultures.
Faculty Staff Development Organizations
Professional and Organizational Development in Higher Education Network (POD)
The Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education (POD) is an online network of 1,800 members whose mission is to support practitioners and leaders in higher education dedicated to enhancing learning and teaching. Topics of interest include improving classroom instruction through research, assessing programmatic outcomes, and gaining administrative support. Features of the web site include a very thorough search engine as well as information regarding grants and awards, conferences, collaboration opportunities, and publications. POD encourages faculty development in diversity by offering travel grants specific to diversity initiatives, instructional grants for people of color, diversity focused conferences, and publications from outside sources. POD, in conjunction with the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) will also present several pre-conference workshops that include, “Using Multicultural Organizational Development to Transform Higher Education Institutions” during AAC&U’s 2009 annual meeting. (added January 2009)
Harvard Office of Faculty Development and Diversity (FD&D)
The Office of Faculty Development & Diversity (FD&D) features several areas of faculty development with a focus on diversity. First, the office promotes faculty development in the classroom by providing resource pages, faculty mentoring opportunities, and teaching and identity based research centers. In addition, FD&D evaluates faculty appointments and implements programs specifically focused on improving educational excellence through diversity. Resources for fostering a welcoming and safe campus climate are provided to administrators throughout the institution as well. Finally, the FD&D takes on efforts to assist faculty in work life issues such as providing health services, child care resources, and financial assistance to working parents. Combining classroom and work life support programs provides a holistic support for faculty of all backgrounds. (added January 2009)
National Institute for Staff & Organizational Development (NISOD)
With a membership of over 700 institutions, this national organization is dedicated to faculty, staff, and administrator development in the community college. Their web site features a wide range of programs and services to promote effective teaching and learning strategies. Regular updates are given on upcoming conferences and news, as well as webinars and publications. Diversity related features also include webinars sponsored in conjunction with Diverse Issues in Higher Education about comprehensive faculty recruitment and retention strategies, and a publication on best practices in hiring a diverse faculty among community colleges. NISOD also sponsors the Community College Leadership Program (CCLP) a semester long program that aims to prepare leaders to develop community colleges for “Access and Excellence”. (added January 2009)
Leadership Alliance Consortium
The Leadership Alliance is a consortium of 33 major research universities and several historically black colleges and universities whose mission is to increase the number of minorities who pursue a Ph.D. degree and later take leadership positions in the academia, business, and the public sector (taken from web site). The consortium synergizes academic resources, faculty, and mentors to provide a wide range of resources that include publications, meetings, scholarships/fellowships and resource networks. For instance, the Leadership Alliance Summer Research Early Identification Program offers undergraduates interested in pursuing a Ph.D. the opportunity to work under the guidance of a faculty or research mentor at a participating Alliance institution. The consortium also offers support for faculty, graduates, postdocs, and staff (added December 2008)
Faculty Resource Network at New York University
The Faculty Resource Network (FRN) at New York University is an award-winning, nationally-recognized faculty development initiative whose mission is to improve the quality of teaching and learning at its member and affiliate institutions by providing opportunities for faculty development and cross-institutional collaboration.
Leadership Alliance National Symposium (LANS)
Leadership Alliance is a consortium of 29 of this
nation's leading research and teaching acadmic institutions,
including minority-serving institutions, all dedicated
to improving the participation of underrepresented students
in graduate studies and Ph.D. programs and, ultimately,
in research professions in the acamic, public, and private
sectors. The Leadership Alliance National Symposium
(LANS) is the annual focal point for the summer research
activities that brings together a community of young
Alliance scholars, faculty, administrators, selected
private sector representatives, federal officials and
The Consortium is an association of academic units and individual faculty on the University of Maryland campus whose mission is to promote, advance, and conduct research, scholarship, and faculty development that examines the intersections of race, gender, and ethnicity with other dimensions of difference.