Timely Teaching Tips: Planning for Next Term’s Courses – Integrating DEI Spring 2023

Design and plan your courses and own professional development with diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in the forefront!

Creating an inclusive classroom is a dynamic process with myriad considerations. The following four tips highlight resources and teaching practices designed to help you support learners from a range of backgrounds, identities, and experiences. As you plan for your upcoming term, the plans and adjustments that you make now can go a long way towards making your courses welcoming, accessible spaces for learners.

Evaluating Textbooks

Considering textbook options for future courses? See Tips for Evaluating Textbooks for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for a concise guide to important factors such as accessibility; affordability; range of scholars represented; inclusive representation of people, cultural heritage and lived experiences; and whether students are given multiple ways to explore concepts.

Improving Accessibility in Your Course

Wondering how to make course materials accessible? Courses created in Canvas need to be accessible for students with disabilities, and accessibility benefits all learners. See Improving Accessibility in Your Course for tips, tools and strategies. Then, review CAST’s Universal Design graphic organizer to learn about an approach to optimize teaching and learning for everyone.

OSU DEI Events Calendar

Looking for OSU diversity, equity and inclusion events to link to your teaching? See the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Events calendar to find activities that you and your students can participate in to broaden and deepen your course curriculum.

Culturally Responsive Course Design

Want to learn about culturally responsive course design and teaching approaches? See Dimensions for Culturally Responsive Learning Design to find out how instructor identity and experience, visual design, linguistic variability, course content, modes of interaction, and technology serve as important dimensions of learning design

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Additional Timely Events & Resources!

This is just the tip of the resources available to teaching faculty! Join us in a Spring term professional development event.

Browse the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) website.

Request a one-on-one consultation with a CTL faculty or one-on-one help from a technology expert.

In addition, CTL Fellows in participating colleges are ready to engage in pedagogical conversations.

Timely Teaching Tips Series

Find these tips useful? There are more! In this series of blog posts, useful tips roll out every two to three weeks of the term. These tips draw from the short, just-in-time tips that have appeared in the OSU Today since 2020. They are a result of the collaborative efforts between the Center for Teaching and Learning and Academic Technologies, along with the support from Ecampus, the Academic Success Center, OSU Libraries, University Relations and Marketing, and others.

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