This article from The Chronicle of Higher Education explores ways to incorporate structural elements into remote teaching, with the goal of reaching more of your now-online students. It explores eight suggestions to help you keep inclusiveness in mind along your online teaching experience.
Article by Beth McMurtrie from Teaching, a weekly newsletter from a team of Chronicle journalists. In this article, Beth shares readers’ responses to a callout on how to talk with students about racism, tells you about a new group focused on Black wellness in academe, and points you to advice pieces on how to be a better online teacher.
Non-Black faculty members have the power to help dismantle educational inequities, argue Viji Sathy, Kelly A. Hogan and Calvin M. Sims, and they suggest some practical ways for how to start in this article from Inside Higher Ed.
The Peralta Equity Rubric is a research-based course (re)design evaluation instrument to help teachers make online course experiences more equitable for all students. The rubric’s criteria include: addressing students’ access to technology and different types of support (both academic and non-academic); increasing the visibility of the instructor’s commitment to inclusion; addressing common forms of bias (e.g., image and representation bias, interaction bias); helping students make connections (e.g., between course topics and their lives; with the other students); and following universal design for learning principles.
In this article from The Chronicle of Higher Education, Beth McMurturie shares advice from experts on how to discuss race and racism in the classroom this fall and points you to some articles and other resources on teaching about racism.
This three-minute video explains the "hidden curriculum," which refers to all of the unspoken expectations in a certain place or in a group of people.
Presented by Karsonya Whitehead, Ph.D., associate professor of communication and African and African American studies at Loyola, and Helina Haile, M.A., Peace Studies, University of Notre Dame. 36 minutes.
Background Resources for Faculty
PDF by Peggy McIntosh, associate director of the Wellesley Collage Center for Research on Women. This essay is an excerpt from "White Privilege and Male Privilege: A Personal Account of Coming To See Correspondences through Work in Women's Studies."
"I was taught to see racism only in individual acts of meanness, not in invisible systems conferring dominance on my group"
An article for The Atlantic by Ibram X. Kendi Director of the Boston University Center for Antiracist Research.
"Americans don’t see me, or Ahmaud Arbery, running down the road—they see their fear."
Article, "97 Things White People Can Do for Racial Justice" by Corinne Shutack from Medium.
TED talk by Peggy McIntosh at TEDx Timberlane Schools. 18.5 minutes.
The Social Change Wheel 2.0 Toolkit from Campus Compact Minnesota includes updated visuals, definitions, and planning resources with the goal of helping their network think creatively about how to sustain partnerships and expand community-engaged learning. The Social Change Wheel centers on anti-racism, equity, and co-creation, and has two rings: the outer ring focuses on ways to make social change broadly, and the inner ring focuses on the variety of campus-based strategies. This new design showcases a variety of possible alignments from center to campus-based strategies to ways to work toward broader social change, which they hope will activate your imagination and help to bring new perspectives and ideas to the table.
To support instructors in creating inclusive learning environments, Association of College and University Educators is offering a set of free resources, including 10 inclusive teaching practices that can be immediately put to use to benefit both faculty and their students. These practices are tailored for online teaching but are also relevant to the physical classroom.
Books for Further Reading
- JCU Common Reading: The Person You Mean to Be: How Good People Fight Bias by Dolly Chugh
- Readings for Diversity and Social Justice, and Teaching for Diversity and Social Justice, Third Edition (TDSJ3e), by Maurianne Adams and Lee Anne Bell. Includes many great short readings, shorted into meaningful sections, organized by systems of oppression. Find Readings for Diversity and Social Justice online
Antiracist Pedagogy Reading List Compiled by Andrea Aebersold, Ph.D - University of California, Irvine. A working document with the goal of better understanding antiracist pedagogy in higher education. Sources will continue to be added. Antiracist Pedagogy Reading List
- How To Be An Anti-racist by Ibram X. Kendi
- White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin Diangelo
- So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo
- Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? by Beverly Daniel Tatum
- Stamped: Racism, Antiracism and You by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi
- A People's History of the United States by Howard Zinn