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Teaching for Inclusivity: What College Leaders Need to Know

Inclusive teaching ensures that all students feel they have a chance to participate in the classroom and in the learning process. As the pandemic gives colleges the opportunity to rethink how they teach, what can college leaders and administrators do to support faculty members and make sure students have the chance to thrive?

The Chronicle has assembled a panel of experts to answer that and other questions in a virtual forum, “Teaching for Inclusivity: What College Leaders Need to Know.”

In this special 75-minute session, our panelists will examine:

  • How do administrators, faculty leaders, and heads of campus teaching-and-learning centers create an environment in which inclusive practices are encouraged?
  • How do they expand instructors’ awareness of inclusivity ideas, especially in disciplines like math and the sciences?
  • How do campus leaders help their faculty members better understand why participation imbalances exist in the classroom — and how to overcome them?


  • Ian Wilhelm, assistant managing editor, The Chronicle of Higher Education
  • Beckie Supiano, senior writer, The Chronicle of Higher Education


2:05 | Chronicle Presentation

Closing Equity Gaps

Higher ed likes to see itself as a force for equity. But traditional teaching practices can widen, not close, existing disparities in student performance. Two experts in inclusive teaching will share evidence-based inclusive teaching practices that can help level the playing field, explain how college leaders can support such teaching on their campuses, and detail how doing so will further institutional goals.


  • Kelly Hogan, associate dean of instructional innovation, College of Arts and Sciences, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Viji Sathy, associate dean of evaluation and assessment, College of Arts and Sciences, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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2:30 | Adobe Sponsor Segment

Teaching to Include across the Digital Divide

Wanda White discusses the realities of the digital divide as it threatens not only access to increasingly digital educational opportunities but also inclusion in increasingly digitally transformed cultures and economies. She discusses how Winston-Salem State University was the first HBCU to team up with Adobe through the Creative Campus program to help close the digital divide.


  • Wanda White, director, Center for Innovative and Transformative Instruction, Winston-Salem State University
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2:45 | Chronicle Presentation

Connecting to Student Success

How is the push for inclusive teaching playing out across disciplines and institution types? What obstacles stand in the way of instructors’ embracing this approach? How can college leaders connect what happens in the classroom to campuswide efforts at student success? A panel of experts will tackle those questions — and those posed by our audience.


  • Jamiella Brooks, associate director, Center for Teaching and Learning, University of Pennsylvania
  • Sara Brownell, professor, School of Life Sciences, Arizona State University
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3:10 | Final Notes

  • Ian Wilhelm, assistant managing editor, The Chronicle of Higher Education

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