UM's Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Plan

UM's Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Plan

Strategy 2.1.1 (Teaching Practices)

Offer faculty, staff, and graduate students professional development opportunities and other resources focused on inclusive and anti-racist teaching practices

Owners/Accountable Party

  • Provost
  • Vice Provost for Academic Affairs


Near-term Actions

  • Offer professional development and resources focused on equity-minded teaching practices and curricular design, e.g.:
    • provide best practices for facilitating challenging conversations in the classroom
    • provide Universal Design for Learning training, focused on application to teaching
    • provide faculty trainings on OER resources
  • Continually build and promote OOLD repository of self-education resources for teaching e.g., online trainings, readings, Mansfield Library Resources Against Racism guide, etc.
  • Develop a faculty-generated best practices for equitable teaching resource that includes a self-evaluation checklist that can be promoted by Faculty Senate and ASCRC
  • Link to these OOLD resources and trainings from a central Diversity website

Future Actions

  • Expand faculty use of Open Educational Resources to reduce the cost of books

Completed and Ongoing Actions

  • Established the Office of Organizational Learning and Development
  • Established an Inclusive Teaching Practices repository of resources
  • Ongoing offering through the Office of Organizational Learning and Development focused on inclusive pedagogy (e.g., Learning on Indigenous Land: Practicing and Inclusive Pedagogy)