Faculty Resource Guide for Inclusive Teaching

The Inclusive Teaching Faculty Resource Guide was designed by the Latinx Center of Excellence in Behavioral Health (LCOEBH) in support of a campus-wide initiative to advance the commitment towards inclusive excellence and to create a stronger sense of belonging for each member of the UC Berkeley community, in particular, the Berkeley Social Welfare community. The benefits that come with nurturing and maintaining a diverse academic community are explicitly stated in UC Board of Regents policy, and reinforced in the UC Berkeley Strategic Plan for Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity.

Faculty play a key role in advancing institutional change through their curriculum, course materials, and classroom climate. Nonetheless, creating an inclusive environment that supports all students is a complex and fluid process, one that requires ongoing guidance and adequate training.

To that end, this guide serves a twofold purpose within Berkeley Social Welfare:

  1. to assist instructors and administrators who seek strategies that nurture diversity and inclusion, to distinguish between practices that stymie and practices that stimulate student academic achievement; and
  2. to provide resources that will enhance a classroom climate that values students' varied identities and life experiences.

How to use this toolkit?

This toolkit is divided into six sections; each of these contains a list of tools and readings to help faculty examine their role in creating and maintaining a supportive academic environment for underrepresented students. As you navigate through this toolkit, please keep in mind that the contents within each section are not meant to be exhaustive. 

  1. Implicit Bias in Higher Education 
  2. Microaggressions
  3. Stereotype Threat
  4. New Practice Models in Teaching Latinx Populations
  5. Recognizing Power and Privilege
  6. Understanding Cultural Humility