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To advance DSI's mission of providing UNT faculty with innovative instructional expertise, the faculty development specialists in DSI CLEAR have reviewed and curated resources for you. We invite you to spend an hour refreshing your inclusive instruction skills.
First, visit this website and log in to Academic Impressions using your institutional credentials. Next, you will be able to follow the hyperlinked time stamps below to jump right into the content and start learning.
In this recorded session, Dr. Rita Kumar demonstrates the ways in which inclusive classrooms begin with the syllabus. You will walk away with strategies for breaking through the hidden curriculum to create an inclusive classroom environment for all students. The first point of contact with faculty, syllabi can impact a student's experience in a course and relationship with the faculty member and other students.
Kumar provides principles and practices for creating inclusive syllabi and for designing inclusive assignments and assessments. Additional resources can also be found inside the platform under the video. For quick access, select the hyperlinks and move forward to the time stamp for the topics you would like to explore.
This informative session is led by Dr. Gloria Niles, expert in neurology and Director of Distance Education at the University of Hawaii. Niles provides an introduction to neurodiversity, case studies of neurodiverse college students, and strategies for creating learning environments accessible to neurodiverse students.
You will learn how to increase student agency in the higher education classroom that helps learners find the best way to demonstrate understanding. For quick access, select the hyperlinks and move forward to the time stamp for the topics you would like to explore.
In this recorded session, Dr. Amer F. Ahmed shares strategies for crafting an inclusive, intercultural classroom environment. Ahmed begins with an overview of the values and skills often found in academic settings. Next, he introduces new intercultural competencies to build a foundation for inclusive instruction.
Integral to an intercultural learning environment is creating a space where students can have difficult dialogues. You will walk away from this session with tools for managing difficult dialogues when they happen in class. For quick access, select the hyperlinks and move forward to the time stamp for the topics you would like to explore.