University policies relevant to academic freedom, free speech, and classroom environment
- First Amendment, Free Speech Protections and Limits on Campus - CSU’s gateway for understanding how free speech functions on campus.
- CSU Policy: Free Speech and Peaceful Assembly
- CSU Policy: Freedom of Expression and Inquiry
- CSU Policy: Inclusive Physical and Virtual Campus
- CSU Policy: Discrimination, Harassment, Sexual Harassment, Sexual Misconduct, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Stalking, and Retaliation
- CSU Policy: Bullying in the Workplace
- CSU Academic Faculty and Administrative Professional Manual
- Student Conduct Code
Events and Groups
CSU’s groups and events focused on equity and inclusion
- Diversity Events - A regularly updated listing of diversity-focused events across campus.
- CSU Diversity Symposium - CSU’s week-long conference featuring over 50 one-hour sessions relating to diversity and inclusion, cutting-edge research presentations, a variety of keynote speakers, and a strand focused specifically on educators.
- Diversity & Inclusion Directory - a list of campus roles (faculty & staff) and CSU units, groups, and programs that address equity and inclusion
- Open Door Pedagogy Network - A new group of CLA instructors who are available to informal conversation around teaching, inclusion, and academic freedom.
- Equity research and teaching in CLA - A list of CLA instructors who teach courses and/or conduct research in topics that address identity, inclusion, and social justice.
Self and Community
Resources to address educating yourself and working with your community
- Inclusive Online Meetings – Suggested practices to center inclusion in online meetings from CSU’s Office of the Vice President for Diversity.
- “Educate Yourself” Anti-racism Resources - Curated articles, resources, and news stories from CSU’s Office of the Vice President for Diversity to assist you in your quest to learn more about topics related to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
- Racial Equity Tools Tip Sheets - A collection of short tip sheets with practical techniques for working on racial equity outside the classroom, including community involvement, program evaluation, and information/data collection.
- How to Be an Anti-Racist in Denver – Collection of readings, businesses, and organizations to support and join in the Denver area from 303 Magazine
Classroom Best Practices
Rich and extensive collections of readings, guides, and worksheets
- Inclusive Pedagogy – Collection at CSU’s TILT (The Institute for Learning and Teaching) of discussion, tips, and further reading to support a student-centered approach to teaching that nurtures a community within the classroom, values the unique contributions of all students, and takes into consideration their backgrounds, experiences, and learning needs.
- Equity Toolkit - Collection of classroom exercises, guides, and reports from the Colorado Department of Higher Education with concrete strategies and techniques to help educators become more inclusive practitioners. Draws from evidence-based best practices in three areas: Self-Inquiry, Course Design, and Creating Community.
- Blog on Inclusive Teaching - Regularly updated blog on inclusive teaching considerations and best practices from the nationally acclaimed Center for Research on Learning and Teaching at the University of Michigan.
Selected tools for designing an inclusive, accessible course and syllabus
- Inclusive Online Teaching Tips – Best practices in inclusive teaching for the online environment during the challenges of fall 2020 and Coronavirus (VPD)
- Top 10 Course Design Considerations - Discussion and resources for course design from The Institute for Learning and Teaching (TILT) at CSU
- Understanding by Design - A practical guide based on empirical research for designing the learning experience in courses
- Accessible Syllabus - Suggestions for the images, text, rhetoric, and policies on your syllabus that are accessible to all students, especially to those with disabilities
- Thoughtful Syllabus Design – A short guide on developing a learner-centered syllabus, including discussion of the impact of syllabus language style on learning environments
- Syllabus Rubric - A rubric and user guide to help quantitatively and qualitatively assess how well your syllabus achieves a learning-centered orientation
Strategies and best practices for creating an inclusive and supportive classroom
- Inclusive Teaching Guide - Comprehensive guide from Columbia University with discussion and concrete teaching strategies for creating an inclusive classroom environment. Includes citations of evidence-based research supporting the strategies.
- Setting the Tone for an Inclusive Classroom - Document summarizing key practices for creating an inclusive classroom environment.
- Multicultural Education in All White Schools/Settings - An article with concrete strategies and resources discussing the relevance of multicultural education for white students.
- Responding to Trauma in the Classroom - Article discussion concrete strategies and responses to support students in the classroom from the University of Denver.
Inclusive teaching guides that detail best practices for specific populations
- Best Practices for Serving LGBTQ Students – A guide for teaching tolerance regarding LGBTQ+ students from the Southern Poverty Law Center
- Strategies for Teaching International and Multilingual Students - Brief list of best practices for effective teaching of international students
- Teaching Neurodiverse Students – A library guide with books and other resources on best practices for teaching across neurodiversities
- Antiracist Pedagogy Guide: Methods and Challenges - Library guide that provides resources for developing anti-racist pedagogical strategies and syllabi from the University of Southern California Antiracist Pedagogy Collaborative.
- Latinx Student Success – A series of books and presentations on Latinx students in higher education from Excelencia in Education
- Accessibility by Design – CSU’s site for resources for learning and teaching accessible courses and content for people with disabilities
- Teaching Students with Disabilities – Best practices for creating accessible courses from the University of Chicago
- Interfaith Resources – Books, videos, and documents on teaching interfaith content on college campuses
- Native American Pedagogies – Best practices and key considerations for higher education from the University of Denver
Lists of recommended books and articles to learn more about equity in education
- The Research Basis for Inclusive Teaching - Brief analysis and extensive list of academic research on the impact of inclusive teaching strategies.
- Scaffolded Anti-Racist Resources - Public Google document that organizes readings, videos, podcasts, social media accounts to follow, and more by stage of learner identity development.
- Education Equity Readings - A list of recommended texts (books, academic articles) on equity in higher education.
- University of Denver Anti-racist Library Guide - Organized list of library resources for anti-racist learning and practice specific to anti-Black racism.
- Anti-Racism Reading List - From critical race scholar Tim Wise, including many readings on whiteness.
- Multiculturalism Matters - A guide (PDF) for media-makers about integrating diverse perspectives into their work, including summaries of and links to terminology glossaries for different identities. Created by CSU’s Dept. of Journalism & Media Communication.
Discussions, interviews, and reporting on and by diverse authors
- The 1619 Project - Podcast that is part of a New York Times initiative that aims to reframe the country’s history by placing the consequences of slavery and the contributions of black Americans at the center of our national narrative.
- Seeing White - Fourteen-part documentary series on the history, meaning, and implications of whiteness.
- Code Switch - Multi-racial, multi-generational team of journalists fascinated by the overlapping themes of race, ethnicity and culture, how they play out in our lives and communities, and how all of this is shifting.
- Yo, Is This Racist? - Hosts respond to listener voicemails with analysis and humor.
- All My Relations - Stories about Indigenous peoples and their relationships to each other, the land, and their ancestors.
- Intersectionality Matters - Interviews and stories about race and intersecting identities from the African American Policy Forum and scholar Kimberlé Crenshaw.
- One from the Vaults - Researched interviews show how the history of trans people is threaded throughout the history of the world.
- Disability Matters - Shares perspectives from business leaders, government officials and disability advocates on how to move the needle on disability employment.
- Breaking Dishes - Discussion-based episodes about disabilities, race, gender, and more.
- The History Chicks - Light and entertaining introduction to some of the fascinating women in history.
- Women at Work - Conversations about the workplace and women’s place in it.