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Office of Diversity and Inclusion

The office of diversity and inclusion serves the entire DU campus

Office of Diversity and Inclusion

For Faculty

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion supports faculty in your Inclusive Excellence efforts throughout all aspects of your work. Please use the navigation on the left to locate current information and resources on faculty hiring and resources for how faculty can integrate IE into the curriculum.

Dear Colleagues:

In response to the DU IMPACT 2025 strategic plan's recommendation to develop teaching resources across campus related to Inclusive Pedagogy, and in alignment with the Faculty Senate Initiative on Inclusive Learning Environments, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion in partnership with the Office of Teaching and Learning will host a series of programs during this academic year that will focus on creating inclusive learning environments.

Beginning September 15, the Creating Inclusive Classrooms series will be held on the third Thursday of the month from noon to 1:30 p.m. This new series will feature presenters from on and off campus who will share their experiences and best practices related to creating inclusive learning environments. The first session, Creating Inclusive Learning Environments in Challenging Times, will take place in the Garden Room of the Colorado Women's College. Additionally on September 27, we will host a webinar titled "Move Beyond Civility: How to Facilitate Difficult Dialogues in the Classroom" from noon to 1:30 p.m. More information on these and other opportunities is forthcoming.

In the meantime, recognizing that the start of the academic year is here, we wanted to share with you some immediate resources that you might find helpful as you prepare to teach this quarter.

These resources are specifically geared toward those of you who have expressed concern about what some believe has the potential to be a highly charged autumn in light of the polarized election season, the recent violence in Orlando, Dallas, Baton Rouge, and other parts of the world, and increased attention and activism centered on social justice and racial equity. In this current context, discussions and debates on real-time societal and political issues will indeed impact our teaching and learning environments. Accordingly, the Inclusive Classroom Resources offer a range of best practices and considerations for creating and navigating inclusive learning environments.

Please explore them as your time permits and don't hesitate to contact ODI or OTL if you have any questions.