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Inclusive Pedagogy: Best Practices

 How Learning Works How Learning Works: Seven Research-Based Principles for Smart Teaching
›Ambrose, S. (Ed.). (2010)

Drawing on research from multiple disciplines (cognitive, developmental, and social psychology; educational research; anthropology; demographics; organizational behavior) this book identifies a set of key principles underlying learning. It integrates theory with real-classroom examples to help faculty improve their own teaching.

 what the best colleges do What the Best College Teachers Do
›Bain, K. (2004)

This book, the conclusion of a fifteen-year study, defines best practices exhibited by nearly one hundred college teachers in a wide variety of fields and universities. It discusses what teachers know, how they prepare and conduct classes, their expectations and evaluations of themselves and their students, and offers practical advice for fostering strategic learning.

 Tools for Teaching Tools for Teaching
›Davis, B. (2009)

A practical, accessible reference manual designed to improve the teaching of beginning, mid-career, or senior faculty members. Addresses the traditional tasks of teaching, as well as issues of diversity and inclusion, technology and teaching in large classrooms, among many others.

 Culturally Responsive Teaching in College Diversity and Motivation: Culturally Responsive Teaching in College
›Ginsberg, M. , & Wlodkowski, R. (2009)

Designed to apply across disciplines, this book defines norms, illustrates practices, and provides tools to develop four foundational conditions for learning: establishing inclusion, developing a positive attitude, enhancing meaning, and engendering competence.

 getting culture Getting Culture: Incorporating Diversity Across the Curriculum
›Gurung, R. (Ed.)., & Prieto, L. (2009)

This book identifies classroom practices that can optimize students’ learning; describes principles of education that that promote learning for all students; and addresses principles of effective on-line instruction for diverse populations. It also offers methods, techniques, and activities that can be applied in classrooms to create more inclusive learning spaces.

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Inclusive Pedagogy: Tools, Tips, Checklists

 A Handbook for College Faculty Student Engagement Techniques: A Handbook for College Faculty
›Barkley, E. (2010)

This book offers more than one hundred tips, strategies, and techniques, proven across disciplines, to help college teachers motivate and connect with their students. The format demonstrates how to apply each technique in the classroom and includes purpose, preparation, procedures, examples, online implementation, variations and extensions, observations and advice, and key resources.

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Inclusive Pedagogy: Audience-Specific Resources

 Implications for Campus Practice, and Strategies for Improving Persistence and Success The First-generation Student Experience: Implications for Campus Practice, and Strategies for Improving Persistence and Success
›Davis, J. (2010)

Offers insights into the first-generation student experience, suggestions for defining their status and quantifying their enrollment, and suggestions for meeting the challenges they face in attending college.

 Pedagogy and Politics Race in the College Classroom: Pedagogy and Politics
›Reddy, M. (Ed.)., & TuSmith, B. (2002)

In this volume of essays, professors from the humanities, social sciences, sciences, and education consider topics such as how the classroom environment is structured by race; complexities faced by faculty of color in mostly white classrooms; and the varying ways in which white faculty and faculty of color are impacted by teaching about race.

 A Field Guide for Achieving Equity in Schools Courageous Conversations About Race: A Field Guide for Achieving Equity in Schools
›Singleton, G. , & Linton, C. (2006)

Explains the need for candid conversations about race so that educators can better understand why the achievement gap persists, and learn how to develop courses and curriculum that promotes academic equity regardless of race, culture and class. Includes implementation exercises, conversation guides, activities, and action steps. K-12 focus, but applicable to higher ed settings.

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Creating Inclusive Classrooms

 The Professor's Guide to Integrating Writing, Critical Thinking, and Active Learning in the Classroom Engaging Ideas: The Professor's Guide to Integrating Writing, Critical Thinking, and Active Learning in the Classroom
›Bean, J. (2001)

This book provides practical approaches to integrating critical thinking and writing across the curriculum in a way that encourages inquiry, exploration, discussion, and debate. Includes information about quantitative/scientific literacy, blended and online learning, and other current issues.

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Course Transformation

Teaching for Diversity and Social Justice Teaching for Diversity and Social Justice
›Adams, M. (Ed.)., Bell, L. , & Griffin, P. (2007)

A sourcebook of theoretical foundations and curricular frameworks for social justice teaching practice, this book provides teachers and facilitators with an accessible pedagogical approach and curriculum design strategies for issues of oppression in classrooms. Includes a CD with printable worksheets and teaching resources.

 A Guide for Faculty in Higher Education Diversity Across the Curriculum: A Guide for Faculty in Higher Education
›Branche, J. (Ed.)., Mullennix, J. , & Cohn, E. (2007)

A collection vignettes profiling the ways in which exceptional college professors actively incorporate diversity into their teaching, including practical guidance on culturally inclusive course design, syllabus construction, textbook selection, and assessment strategies. The book is organized by discipline, and includes profiles from health sciences, humanities, sciences, and social sciences.

 A Broader Truth Multicultural Course Transformation in Higher Education: A Broader Truth
›Morey, A. (Ed.)., & Kitano, M. (1997)

Offers a two-dimensional model for infusing multicultural elements into a course, and provides examples of how the model may be applied in specific disciplines and courses.

 Resources for Course, Department & Institutional Change in Higher Education Teaching Inclusively: Resources for Course, Department & Institutional Change in Higher Education
›Ouellett, M. (Ed.). (2005)

Describes a broad array of current “best practices” in the design, implementation, and assessment of multicultural change initiatives on college and university campuses. Offers theoretical models and demonstration projects that address change processes at three levels: individual courses, programs and departments, and across schools and institutions.

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Diversity in Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences

 Included in Sociology Included in Sociology: Learning Climates That Cultivate Racial and Ethnic Diversity
›Chin, J. (Ed.)., Berheide, C. , & Rome, D. (2002)

Washington, D.C.: American Association for Higher Education. written by sociology faculty for their colleagues, this book provides a practice-oriented approach for promoting success and retention among students of color in gateway sociology courses.

 Included in English Studies Included in English Studies: Learning climates that cultivate racial and ethnic diversity
›Fowler, S. B. & Villanueva, V. (2002)

Written by English studies faculty for their colleagues, this book provides a practice-oriented approach for promoting success and retention among students of color in gateway courses.

 Included in Communication Included in Communication: Learning Climates That Cultivate Racial and Ethnic Diversity
›Trent, J. (Ed.). (2002)

Written by communication faculty for their colleagues, this book provides a practice-oriented approach for promoting success and retention among students of color in gateway courses.

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Promoting Inclusive Excellence at the Department/College Level

 Theoretical Perspectives and Practical Approaches for Diverse Populations Student Engagement in Higher Education: Theoretical Perspectives and Practical Approaches for Diverse Populations
›Harper, S. (Ed.)., & Quaye, S. (2009)

A resource for understanding how diverse populations of students experience college and encounter group-specific barriers to success. Each chapter focuses on a different population – from low-income students to students of color to religious minority students, among others – and offers strategies for engaging these populations more effectively.

 Creating Conditions That MatterStudent Success in College: Creating Conditions That Matter
›Kuh, G. (Ed.). (2010)

Offers descriptions of policies, programs, and practices used by twenty institutions to create success-oriented campus cultures and learning environments and enhance student achievement.

 Resources for Course, Department & Institutional Change in Higher Education Teaching Inclusively: Resources for Course, Department & Institutional Change in Higher Education
›Ouellett, M. (Ed.). (2005)

Describes a broad array of current "best practices" in the design, implementation, and assessment of multicultural change initiatives on college and university campuses. Offers theoretical models and demonstration projects that address change processes at three levels: individual courses, programs and departments, and across schools and institutions.

Visit the Inclusive Excellence in Natural Resources and Sciences section on our website →
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