Inclusive Teaching

Student Teams in the Engineering Classroom and Beyond: Setting up Students for Success by Cynthia J. Finelli, Inger Bergom, and Vilma Mesa, 2011. (pdf)

Teaching for Retention In Science, Engineering, and Math Disciplines: A Guide for Faculty by Marie Kendall Brown, Chad Hershock, Cynthia J. Finelli, & Chris O'Neal, 2009. (pdf)

Instructor Identity: The Impact of Gender and Race on Faculty Experiences with Teaching by Diana B. Kardia and Mary C. Wright, 2004. (pdf) 

Making Accommodations For Students with Disabilities: A Guide for Faculty and Graduate Student Instructors by Crisca Bierwert, 2002. (pdf)

The Effect of Student Diversity on Student Learning at the University of Michigan: Faculty and GSI Perspectives, 1999. A collection of twelve narratives written by UM faculty and graduate student instructors to convey their personal experiences with the complex dynamic of diversity in the University's learning environment. (pdf) Read more »


Maurianne Adams, Editor
New Directions in Teaching and Learning, 1992, Volume 52

Curtis, M.S.; Herrington, A.J., Diversity in Required Writing Courses.

Today’s challenge, for students and teachers of writing alike, is to construct a social identity on which we can all agree amid a growing confluence of identities, both individual and ethnic. The objective of teaching writing, the author’s state, is for writers to be able to move confidently and thoughtfully through private meaning-making to significant communication with others. In this chapter, the authors describe a multicultural Basic Writing course that they designed, which included significant books by writers from outside of the Anglo American canon. Basic Writing was designed to be more inclusive and student-centered; student writing was the principal activity and student writings the principal texts. The authors comment that in exploring the multicultural content of the works studied, they became conscious of their own interpretive processes, and it was these processes, rather than the interpretations, that they meant to pass on to students.

Hardiman, R.; Jackson, B., Racial Identity Development: Understanding Racial Dynamics in College Classrooms and on Campus. Read more »