CRLT Support for Diversity & Inclusive Teaching

Winter 2019

Through programs, consultations, and resources, the Center for Research on Learning and Teaching (CRLT) helps cultivate teaching-learning environments where instructors and students of all identities and backgrounds can excel.

Programs: Winter 2019 Seminar Series

For more information and to register, click on the individual titles below.

Writing a Diversity Statement (GSI & Postdocs) January 17, 3pm-4:30pm

Five-part Diversity and Inclusive Teaching Seminar (GSIs & Postdocs) 1/29, 2/5, 2/12, 2/19, 2/26 2pm-5pm

Implementing Inclusive Teaching Principles (GSIs, Postdocs, & Faculty) February 4, 10am-12pm *Session is full

Introduction to Engaged Design: Developing Community-Based Learning Courses (Faculty) February 21, 10am-12pm

Making the Most of Hot Moments in the Classroom (GSIs, Postdocs, & Faculty) February 28, 10am-12pm

Implementing Inclusive Teaching Principles (GSIs, Postdocs, & Faculty) March 11, 10am-12pm *New session*

What's at Stake: Instructor Identities in the R&E Classroom (focus on white instructors) March 15, 10am-12pm

Digging Deeper: Enhancing Your Community-Based Teaching (Faculty) March 20, 2pm-4pm

Disability and Accessible Teaching: Current Perspectives and Best Practices (GSIs, Postdocs & Faculty) March 21, 2pm-4pm

CRLT-Engineering Seminars 

CRLT Players Present Cuts: Responding to Student Climate Concerns (GSIs & Postdocs) February 11, 1pm-3pm

Addressing Problematic Team Dynamics (GSIs & Postdocs) February 22, 2pm-3:30pm

*These sessions will be especially useful for faculty or GSIs who are relatively new to thinking deliberately about inclusive teaching practice, though anyone is welcome to attend.

Consultations and Midterm Feedback

CRLT’s consultants are available to speak with U-M faculty about designing courses and class sessions that deliberately attend to questions of diversity and inclusion. We also offer a facilitated midterm student feedback (MSF) service that can help instructors planfully gather input on their classroom environment.

See our consultations page to learn more or to schedule an appointment.

We are also available to consult confidentially about difficult issues that arise in your classroom. To speak with a consultant about an emerging issue, call 734-764-0505.


CRLT offers a number of resources and guides to help instructors set up an inclusive teaching environment. Examples include:


CRLT addresses issues around diversity and inclusive teaching on our blog. Recent topics include:

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