Inclusive teaching refers to practices that support meaningful and accessible learning for all students. CTL’s resource pages on inclusive teaching contain evidence-based practices, strategies, and resources from instructors at the UW.
Inclusive teaching at UW
At the University of Washington inclusive teaching refers to pedagogical practices that support meaningful and accessible learning for students of all races, ethnicities, genders, socio-economic classes, sexualities, disability/ability statuses, religions, nationalities, ages, and military statuses.
Inclusive teaching strategies
The strategies covered on this page aim to recognize the diverse strengths students and instructors bring to class.
Addressing microaggressions in the learning space
UW students have experienced harmful acts of bias and aggression in their online, hybrid, and face-to-face classes. The information and strategies on this page encourage instructors to recognize and address microaggressions before they happen, as well as when.
Teaching first-generation students
Nearly 30% of UW undergraduates are the first in their families to go to college. Recent studies have documented the challenges of these students, as well as their strong academic engagement and commitment to their education. This page recommends practices and strategies that can help build community and a sense of belonging for first-generation students.
Teaching international and multilingual students
The UW values the contributions international and multilingual (I/M) students bring to our campus community. This page provides information about teaching I/M students at UW, including links to resources for additional instructor and student support.
Teaching students with disabilities
Proactively adopt pedagogical practices that support students with disabilities as a part of your approach to teaching. Build accessibility into your course design from the start and improve learning for all students.
Teaching student veterans: Resources for instructors
Explore the resources on this page to learn about classroom practices, about military life and transitioning to civilian life, and about campus resources for instructors.