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Inclusive Teaching

What is Inclusive Teaching?


Inclusive Teaching emcompasses the "educational importance of imbuing all students with a sense of belonging in the classroom and curriculum" (Sanger, 2020, abstract).

Sanger, C. S. (2020). Inclusive Pedagogy and Universal Design Approaches for Diverse Learning Environments. In C. S. Sanger & N. W. Gleason (Eds.), Diversity and Inclusion in Global Higher Education: Lessons from Across Asia (pp. 31–71). Springer.


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  • Focus on excellent teaching through collaboration with faculty
  • Create a space for cross-disciplinary conversations about excellent teaching
  • Inclusive teaching is excellent teaching

Inclusive teaching Resources: 

Creating an inclusive syllabus and syllabus statements:

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updated 5/6/21

CELT's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee

Purpose and Charge

person writing formulasCharged with collaborating across the university to build community around DEI pedagogy awareness and initiatives to foster an inclusive teaching and learning experience for all students. To accomplish this, we will:

  1. Support multicultural, social justice, and antiracist pedagogical perspectives 
  2. Work to increase awareness; address and disrupt systemic inequity in the classroom resulting from bias or assumptions 
  3. Engage communities of faculty in diversity, equity, and inclusion discussion 
  4. Frame DEI initiatives as a necessary foundation of excellence in teaching and learning 

Committee Goals

  • Encourage inclusive pedagogy and learning opportunities that focus on the experiences and perspectives of people from underrepresented and marginalized groups in order to transform and improve teaching, curriculum, and instruction 
  • Ensure alignment with University DEI efforts and goals 
  • Assess, publish, and/or disseminate information and data on CELT initiatives that explore and/or critically engage with DEI in teaching and learning 
  • Support diversity of practitioners in pedagogy-focused, educational development, and higher education careers for students from underrepresented groups
  • Facilitate a community that welcomes and supports diverse faculty members
Objectives: 2022-2023
  • Identify potential grants that support DEI in teaching and learning 
  • Provide DEI professional development opportunities to support a welcoming learning environment 
  • Provide opportunities and mechanisms for open dialogue around DEI pedagogy awareness and strategies 
  • Publish and/or disseminate CELT initiatives that explore and/or critically engage with DEI in teaching and learning
  • Highlight existing tools and programs at SB that address DEI in teaching and learning 
  • Connect with outside partners
Committee Members
  • Carol Hernandez, Chair
  • Catherine Scott
  • Jinna Kim
  • Rose Tirotta 

CELT Conversations on Inclusive Pedagogy

Every semester, CELT hosts panel discussions around inclusive pedagogy. Find out more information and watch previous recordings here.


CELT has a number of resources to support you in making your course accessible.





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