Inclusive Teaching

Effective Collaboration with Writing Centers

How can we as faculty make the best use of the Writing Center for our students? This guide offers some suggestions for how to introduce the Writing Center at the beginning of the semester, how to discuss tutoring with individual students before they make an appointment, and how to encourage students to respond critically to […]

Providing Feedback

One of our expectations in the CAS Writing Program is that faculty will provide students with “timely and substantive” feedback on their writing, both on drafts and on final versions of papers/projects. In general, all faculty will meet with students individually¬†at least twice in the semester to discuss their writing in formal writing conferences, scheduled […]

Facilitating Discussions

Each Flipped Learning Module (FLM) is a set of short videos and online activities that can be used (in whole or in part) to free up class time from content delivery for greater student interaction. At the end of the module, students are asked to fill out a brief survey, in which we adopt the […]

Student Presentations and Strategies for Audience Engagement

WR 111, WR 112, WR 120, and WR 151 all require oral presentations for students and value these opportunities for students to speak to their peers. However, instructors sometimes struggle to sustain engagement on the part of the rest of the class during presentations. The following list provides some strategies to motivate audience members to […]

WR 112: Intercultural Literacy, Race, Racism, and Antiracism

Students, thank you for attending the WR 112 Spring 2021 discussion about race, racism, and antiracism! This page contains a series of follow-up activities for you to continue learning more about and reflecting on these important topics. Objective To be more aware of and take more steps toward intercultural literacy (our WR 112 Hub unit), […]

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in Remote Teaching Environments

Maintaining an equitable and inclusive virtual learning environment remains critical in a remote environment. This page offers resources on diversity, equity and inclusion as they related to remote and hybrid teaching. Equity and Access in Remote Teaching There are special considerations for providing an equitable and accessible learning environment when it comes to remote teaching. […]

Community Building in a Remote Environment

Creating a sense of community is important for any course and in any modality; however, instructors often find it more challenging to build a strong online community in remote courses. The resources below offer some practical tips and suggestions for building a stronger community in your online courses.

Notes for Inclusive Syllabi: Diversity and Land Acknowledgment Statements

When trying to create a welcoming, inclusive classroom, instructors may want to include a diversity statement and a land acknowledgment statement on their syllabi. We provide examples of each here for your benefit. Instructors may also want to read more about universal design and accessible syllabi, and also about diversifying their reading lists. Insofar as […]

Whose History Matters? The Importance of Co-Conspirators

In October 2019, Claudia Fox Tree spoke to over a hundred students from WR 111 and WR 112. The 111 students had read, or were about to read, Montana 1948, while many of the 112 students had read this essay by Justin Nobel. Her talk gave students new perspectives on First Nations/Native Americans and other […]