Creating an inclusive environment requires administrators, faculty, and students to actively engage and intentionally practice diversity. Incorporating diversity into course materials is one way institutions can provide students with the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to strive in a diverse society. Multiple factors should be taken into consideration when creating an inclusive classroom, including course content, classroom behavior and prior biases, students’ backgrounds and skills, and the program’s current climate and context. To learn more about what COPRA has to say, view Standard 5 (Matching Operations-Student Learning) for additional guidance.
- Our program does not have the infrastructure support to develop new curricula.
- Faculty are concerned that controversial topics may lead to unavoidable difficulty moments, threatening classroom teaching and learning.
- Our program has a class on diversity. How can we further incorporate diversity matters into other classes?
- How do we use current events in our courses?
- How do we define cultural competency?
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