As stated in its strategic plan, Illinois State University "affirms and encourages community and a respect for differences." Nowhere is this more important than in our classrooms and online learning spaces. These resources can help instructors create safe and equitable environments in which our students can thrive.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Online Courses
There are a lot of ways that online/hybrid teaching can enhance or hinder classroom equity. Equitable teaching means that the outcomes of our teaching are “fair and just” regardless of the differences that the students bring to the classroom. These resources can help you to gauge the quality of equitable practices present in your courses and help you to improve them.
Responding to Challenging Classroom Conversations
“Hot moments” in the classroom are those times when a conversation can become unproductive and harmful to people in the classroom. Faculty are in position to manage those moments and must do so to ensure that our classrooms remain a safe environment for all people to learn. Explore these strategies.