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:
- 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
- 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.
- Implicit Bias in Higher Education
- Stereotype Threat
- New Practice Models in Teaching Latinx Populations
- Recognizing Power and Privilege
- Understanding Cultural Humility