The University of Denver is committed to enacting Inclusive Excellence through active, intentional and ongoing engagement with the University’s rich diversity of students, staff, faculty, administrators, and alumni constituents. The Office of Teaching and Learning supports this institutional effort by addressing diversity, inclusion, access and equity in key aspects of curriculum, course design, classroom management and assessment of teaching and learning.
Our goal is to support faculty as they align their practice with institutional diversity and inclusivity goals in order to make Inclusive Excellence a sustainable reality in across our institution. We are here to collaborate with you on the creation, facilitation, and evaluation of effective instructional approaches and meaningful learning experiences. We look forward to exploring innovative design solutions with you!
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The following handouts were distributed at the “Inclusive Excellence and Our Teaching” workshops in December 2016. (Each links to a downloadable PDF file.)
For more information regarding resources, workshops and consultations about inclusive teaching practices, please contact Valentina Iturbe-LaGrave, the Assistant Director for Inclusive Teaching Practices in OTL.
In addition to OTL, there are multiple offices on campus that support Inclusive Excellence, including:
The following recommended TED talks address a number of Inclusive Excellence topics and issues:
Yassmin Abdel-Magied, Mechanical Engineer & Social Advocate – “What does my headscarf mean to you?”
Morgana Bailey, Human resources professional – “The danger of hiding who you are”
Kimberlé Crenshaw, Civil Rights Advocate – “The urgency of intersectionality”
Adam Galinsky, Social psychologist – “How to speak up for yourself”
Marybeth Gasman, Professor at University of Pennsylvania – “Talking Justice: Using Words and Voice to Make Change”
Vernã Myers, Diversity Advocate – “How to overcome our biases? Walk boldly toward them”
20-Minute Mentor Videos (licensed by OTL)
To gain access to these resources:
- Go to https://canvas.du.edu/courses/39175
- Log in with your DU credentials
- Click “Modules”
- The videos listed below can be viewed in the module titled ”IE and Our Teaching”
“How can I make the activities in my course more inclusive?” – Elizabeth Harrison, PhD
“How can I make my course content more accessible?” – Elizabeth Harrison, PhD
“How can I help student veterans transition to campus?” – Justin M. Smith, PhD
“How do I accommodate student veterans with disabilities?” – Ernetta Fox, MFA, MLS
“How can I implement UDL in the next 20 days?” – Thomas J. Tobin, PhD