Kim Case

Tip #6 from the Syllabus Challenge

Increase policy transparency The Syllabus Challenge provides critically reflective questions and practical ideas for inclusive teaching in action. Check out Tips 1-5 here. Tip #6 asks you to consider course policies as a source of inequity in our courses. Policies are generally accepted as neutral, though I am guessing this crowd applies critical analysis to policies more than most. So let’s …

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Tip #5 from the Syllabus Challenge

Offer public-facing projects The Syllabus Challenge provides critically reflective questions and practical ideas for inclusive teaching in action. Check out Tips 1-4 here. Tip #5 challenges our assumptions about the target audience of student assignments. Are your professor eyes the only ones that see what students create to demonstrate their learning? Could that maybe have an impact on their engagement …

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Tip #4 from the Syllabus Challenge

Enhance visibility; highlight strengths. The Syllabus Challenge provides critically reflective questions and practical ideas for inclusive teaching in action. Check out Tips 1-3 here. In this issue, we shift our focus to what reading materials we require students to read over the course term. When we choose a text or reading, we are sending cues about what is valuable, worthy of …

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