DEISJ Toolkits

DEISJ Toolkits have been collaboratively developed and curated to provide support to faculty who are looking to engage in DEISJ work. These toolkits will provide resources, best practices, tools, leading research, and more.

General DEISJ resources

Faculty accountability for culturally inclusive pedagogy and curricula

This piece personalizes the shared experience of Black students (from a study) by making a story of one student that reflects the majority. The piece argues for the implementation of accountability so that inclusivity will be put into practice. 

A quest for inclusive teaching and learning

Examines the developed methods and pedagogy for inclusivity within classrooms. Results found no concrete norm for inclusivity pedagogy, this is often determined (or defined) by considering contextually, philosophically, and operational factors. This study suggests that more research is required to define inclusive pedagogy.

A strategy for teaching about power and privilege

This article provides a strategy to get a healthy class discussion started regarding social issues. This exercise challenges students to learn more about themselves and their own influence on their community.

Surviving and resisting hate

Mental health reminders for people of color.

Fostering an inclusive environment when developing online courses

Provides a perspective on accessibility and online courses. This article is for anyone who is interested in tips and strategies for online course development.

Antiracist media guide

A mixed-media resource list for all individuals who want to learn about race from an alternative perspective.

21-day racial equity habit-building challenge

A guide for those who want to actively combat racism but don’t know how to. This article provides resources and directions on how individuals can improve their community.

Tools for anti-racist teaching                                                   

For educators interested in online seminars focused on anti-racist classroom culture. Each seminar focuses on specific tactics educators can adapt to improve their course structure.

Characteristics of white supremacy culture

This resource highlights cultural norms within organizations that directly reinforce white supremacy. Becoming informed on this matter will assist in creating a more accommodating environment for a diverse pool of participants. The text also provided tips to do such. 

Teaching antiracist reading

Discusses the valuable practice of reframing how students read a text. This resource provides a model for educators who wish to encourage students to actively assess the biases of the writer and their own.  

Samples of student-centered, friendly syllabus language and resources (ASU Resource)

For those who would like to improve their syllabus in ways that are more user-friendly, this sample from CISA will help.

Learner-centered course design: inclusivity and accessibility (ASU Resource)

 A must-read when reconstructing courses for a diverse group of learners. This includes tips on resources that will help your class structure support learning.

The one-time-only trigger warning

This piece discusses trigger warnings in concerns to campus free speech versus helping students feel emotionally safe. This article provides tips for educators aiming to create an open environment for all types of students to discuss sensitive topics. 

Accessible syllabus

A collection of accessible classroom resources to promote student engagement and agency.

Live Another Day

Extensive information on mental health and substance use resources for people of color. Their mission is equal access to life-saving resources. They have guides for black, Latinx, Asian, and native people.

Detox Local

An extensive list of mental health and substance use resources specifically for the AAPI (American Asian and Pacific Islander) community.

 

STEM-focused resources

Teaching methodologies to reach diverse learners in science instruction

This study examines education barriers and faculty use of inclusive pedagogy/teaching methods from three community colleges. Highlighting the lack of an inclusive mindset, lack of knowledge about pedagogy, high teaching loads, and lack of time for instructional development, this piece shares foundational knowledge on the issues discussed.

Inclusive teaching

Describes a teaching guide (Inclusive Teaching - LSE Resources) focused on classroom inclusivity. Highlighting self-awareness, compassion for students, recognizing the social and classroom climate, and stressing the need for community involvement. It also provides a checklist to help support when structuring an inclusive course.

10 rules for building an antiracist lab

A list of reminders when fostering labs within coursework. Applying these tips will help form an inclusive course culture.

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