From the Director, Inclusive Teaching

A Year on Inclusive Teaching: Closing Reflections

by Debie Lohe, Director, Reinert Center As the academic year comes to a close, the Reinert Center team is wrapping up a year-long focus on inclusive teaching.  Since August, we’ve hosted more than 10 events explicitly focused on different aspects of inclusive teaching, curated or created more than 40 web-based resources to promote inclusive teaching,… Continue reading A Year on Inclusive Teaching: Closing Reflections

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Strategies to Enhance Empathy Development in College Teaching

by Chris Grabau, Instructional Developer, Reinert Center The ability to practice empathy has become a popular topic lately.  As an important component for inclusive teaching and a crucial interpersonal skill necessary for a the 21st Century job market (Markham, 2016; National Research Council, 2013), empathy is often defined as a combination of behaviors that include… Continue reading Strategies to Enhance Empathy Development in College Teaching

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Learning Styles Mini-Literature Review

by Sandy Gambill, Sr. Instructional Developer, Reinert Center The idea that individuals learn in different ways has been around for centuries. “As early as 334 BC, Aristotle said that “each child possessed specific talents and skills” and he noticed “individual differences in young children.” (Reiff, 92.) Research on learning styles in the 1970s (Kolb’s Experiential… Continue reading Learning Styles Mini-Literature Review

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Person-Centered Perspectives on Inclusive Teaching

by Chris Grabau, Instructional Developer, Reinert Center "Learning of all kinds goes on best, lasts best, and tends to lead itself on more when it grows out of a real focus of interest in the learner."  - Carl Rogers Establishing an inclusive learning environment can depend on how well instructors encourage and maintain working relationships… Continue reading Person-Centered Perspectives on Inclusive Teaching

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Queer Pedagogy

by James Fortney, Instructional Developer, Reinert Center Queer pedagogy is an emerging area of research among scholars and instructors who are committed to creating inclusive learning environments for all students. Informed largely by queer theory and concerned with the experiences of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender learners, queer pedagogy is an interdisciplinary approach that emphasizes… Continue reading Queer Pedagogy

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Features of an Inclusive Syllabus

by Debie Lohe, Director, Reinert Center Creating an inclusive learning environment begins with the course syllabus. In spite of how packed with information our syllabi can be, they often exclude more than they include. Disciplinary jargon and institutional abbreviations, the unwritten academic “rules of the game” we assume all students understand, the tone used when… Continue reading Features of an Inclusive Syllabus

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New resource guide on Active Listening to Support Inclusive Teaching

A new resource guide on Active Listening to Support Inclusive Teaching [LINK] has been posted to the Reinert Center website [LINK]. If you want to talk with someone about active listening in your own classes, you may request a teaching consultation by completing this form [LINK]. If you have ideas for resource guide topics you would like to see posted, share them… Continue reading New resource guide on Active Listening to Support Inclusive Teaching