As an instructor, there are many opportunities to engage with our student body's diversity, both in our community and particularly with our teaching. The following resources were compiled by UC Berkeley's Multicultural Education Program (MEP) and include resources from UC Berkeley and other institutions.
MEP is one of six initiatives funded by the Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund to work toward institutional change and to create a positive campus climate for diversity. The program is also a Staff Diversity Initiative of UC Berkeley’s Division of Equity and Inclusion.
These resources suggest a number of actions you can take to make our classrooms a healthy and safe environment for all student learners. You will also find a number of suggestions on how to engage with specific diversity topics.
The Diverse Classroom Environment
- Creating Inclusive College Classrooms
- Teaching Students With Disabilities
- Teaching in Racially Diverse College Classrooms
- Inclusive Classrooms for Trans* and Gender-Expansive Students
- Creating Conditions for (International) Student Success
- Instructors Discuss Best Practices for Teaching International Students
- Key Insights: Best Practices for Teaching International Students
- Teaching in Troubled Times
- Diversity Can Benefit Teamwork in STEM
- Higher-Order Reflection
- Undergraduate Women in Science and Engineering: Providing Academic Support
- Universal Design for Learning
- Are You an Inclusive Instructor?
- Four Ways Teachers Can Reduce Implicit Bias
- Diversity Issues for the Instructor: Identifying Your Own Attitudes
- Instructor Identity: The Impact of Gender and Race on Faculty Experiences With Teaching
Dynamics in a Diverse Classroom
- Inclusive Teaching
- 7 Ways to Create an Inclusive Classroom
- Teaching Sensitive Topics
- Teaming by Design
- Recognizing Microaggressions and the Messages They Send
- Interrupting Microaggressions
- Active-Learning Strategies
- Teaching Adult Undergraduate Students (Teaching Adult Learners)
Engaging With Diversity Topics
- Guidelines for Discussion of Affirmative Action
- Guidelines for Discussion of Cyberbullying and Expressions of Anti-Gay Sentiment
- Guidelines for Discussion of Racial Conflict and the Language of Hate, Bias and Discrimination