Inclusive Teaching Strategies

Curated Resources


Georgetown: Inclusive Pedagogy Toolkit

This website from Georgetown University provides concrete strategies for promoting inclusion via content, pedagogy, assessment, culture, and power. Strategies provide links to the supporting literature.

University of Kansas: Teaching Resources

This website provides information designed to help you develop, improve, and advance your teaching practices. For DEIB work, we recommend you start by looking their page on creating an inclusive syllabus, which will help you lay the groundwork for inclusive teaching practices in your course.

Teaching and Learning in the Diverse Classroom

The following resources were “mined” from Cornell’s EdX course Teaching and Learning in the Diverse Classroom. This free course is still available and is highly recommended for all Union College faculty. If you’d like to pay to upgrade to receive certification for taking the course, please contact Dean Fredricks.




How to Create an Inclusive Syllabus

Here you can find all of Dr. Tona Hangen’s (Associate Professor of History at Worcester State University) published syllabi. She is a pioneer in creating inclusive/accessible syllabi, sharing them freely to inspire other faculty. All her syllabi are are licensed under Creative Commons license as Open Content with attribution and with no commercial uses–which means you can us and adapt them for your courses, with attribution.

Read more about her philosophy on creative, inclusive syllabus design, including how she creates them technically. Contact the Learning Design and Digital Innovation team if you are interested in revamping your syllabi and would like some help.

Here are a few specific examples of her syllabi:

Union College hosted its first ever, virtual mini-conference, focused on inclusive pedagogies on December 3, 2021. The research shows that designing your courses to help each student feel like they belong improves student learning for everyone. Each of the six sessions spotlighted an inclusive pedagogy with concrete instructional strategies you can try in your courses.

Watch recorded sessions
Session materials