Open to: All graduate students (CCT priority)
Credit: 1, credit/no credit
Offered: Fall/Spring. Instructor consent required.
Today’s college students are diverse in race, gender, national affiliation, age, economic background, sexual orientation, religious affiliation, educational background, and many more factors. Effective college instructors are prepared to teach diverse student bodies, including students who do not share their individual experience.
This course will address teaching practices to promote inclusion and equity and will also address related, current topics in higher education. This course is for anyone interested in 1) creating more inclusive learning environments, 2) teaching students from diverse backgrounds more effectively, and 3) exploring individual instructional biases.
Students in the Certificate in College Teaching program are given priority for this class. Each term, an online form is opened for students to express interest in this and other college teaching courses being offered in the following term, and seats in the courses are distributed based on need and the appropriate fit of the student (year of study, teaching experience, etc.) The online form is typically opened in October (for spring classes) and in April (for fall classes.) Watch for CCT Announcements emails for these links.