From The University of Kansas Creating an Inclusive Syllabus
From Tufts The Syllabus as a Tool for Setting a Climate
Use the Inclusion by Design worksheet (created by Ed Brantmeier, Andreas Broscheid, and Carl S. Moore) to review:
- The context and design of your course.
- The “text” of your syllabus and course design.
- And the subtext of your syllabus
Visit Dr. Case's website to sign up and receive the Syllabus Challenge toolkit with checklists, reflection prompts, videos, assignments, example syllabi, and more!
"[The] Syllabus Challenge helps you take your syllabus and course to the next level for inclusive practices and increasing sense of belonging. The first cues of welcome and affirmation come from your syllabus. Why not make the most of this central document to get marginalized and under-represented students off to the to best possible start in your course?"
A fan of checklists? The Checklist for Designing an Inclusive Syllabus was adapted and updated from Mt. Holyoke's checklist and is designed to help you reevaluate and guide your course priorities through an inclusive lens. Sections include:
- Course Policies and Values
- Vision and Goal Statement
- What and How Students Will Learn
- Inclusive and Supportive Course Policies
- Readability and Accessibility
- Inclusion and Subtext
- Sources, Readings, and Resources
KU Syllabus Tool. Goals in completing an assessment using the tool include:
- To further discourse about diversity, equity, and inclusion in teaching,
- To identify strong points as well as weaknesses and gaps in coverage of diversity, and
- To improve course syllabi and make our university more inclusive to all students.
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