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Inclusive Teaching at Northwestern

Northwestern Principles of Inclusive Teaching

Published in summer 2021, Northwestern Principles of Inclusive Teaching represents the University’s ongoing commitment to excellence and equity in teaching its students. The resource provides broad strategies that instructors can use to implement the eight key principles in their course preparation and teaching, and examples of how each principle can be applied in class. It also includes references to scholarly publications, a glossary and a list of helpful University resources.

This resource was developed for Northwestern instructors by partners in the Searle Center for Advancing Learning and Teaching, the Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion, the Office of Equity and the Office of the Provost.

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Inclusive Teaching Practicum

Based on Northwestern Principles of Inclusive Teaching, the Inclusive Teaching Practicum is a three-week program designed for instructors of all levels, backgrounds and teaching contexts. The practicum weaves together interactive synchronous sessions, asynchronous learning activities, individual consultations, and opportunities to learn from experts and peers. The practicum consists of four hours per week of session time, plus another hour each week of asynchronous work. Participants also have the opportunity to consult with an expert for one-on-one advice.

Registration is open now for the first cohort, which runs from Aug. 16-Sept. 2, and additional sessions will take place Oct. 11-29 and Nov. 1-19.

The Practicum is a collaboration of the Searle Center for Advancing Learning and Teaching, AccessibleNU, the Office of Equity, Social Justice Education, University Libraries, Academic Technologies and the Office of the Provost.

Register for the Practicum