The diversity of students at Penn is a tremendous asset for teaching and learning, whether in the classroom, lab or mentorship. Teaching inclusively, though, comes with challenges and the responsibility to create an environment in which all of our students can achieve to the best of their abilities and none of our students feel marginalized.
Penn faculty, along with CTL, are engaged in finding and deploying best practices in inclusive teaching. In workshops and one-on-one consultations, CTL supports faculty and graduate students in reflecting on and adopting teaching practices inclusive of a diverse student body.
For an introduction to research-based, inclusive teaching practices see Evidence-Based Inclusive Teaching.
To learn more about inclusive teaching, what it means to Penn faculty and why it is important for the University, see this video.
To learn more about some of the techniques and ways of thinking Penn faculty employ to teach inclusively — from what they say on the first day of class, to course design considerations, to individual mentoring — see this video.