Inclusive Teaching and Research Resources

Internal and External Resources 

  • Resource guide featuring key works in the fields of intersectionality and Black feminist studies with USU library links for each resource.
  • USU Think, Care, Act provides diversity training and community resources for students and faculty at USU.
  • The USU Inclusion Center has provided this land acknowledgment
  • For an overview of what the research says about inclusive education, see the University of Michigan’s Why Do It? Research on Inclusive Teaching.
  • Inclusive Syllabus Design from UCLA’s Center for Education Innovation & Learning in the Sciences offers sample syllabi, syllabi templates, and syllabi evaluation tools.
  • The Harriet W. Sheridan Center for Teaching and Learning at Brown provides evidence-based inclusive teaching and assessment strategies. They also provide examples of diversity and inclusion statements for syllabi.
  • The Chronicle of Higher Education offers ideas for how universities can promote diversity and inclusion and develop support systems for faculty of color. 
  • The Glossary of Terms from the Human Rights Campaign provides an overview of terms often used in conversations about sexual orientation and gender identity. A more detailed list can be found at UCLA’s LGBTQIA Resource Center.  
  • Several professional associations (including the American Sociological Association and the American Historical Association) have issued statements discouraging the use of student evaluations as a primary factor in faculty promotion, salary increase, and appointment due to evidence of bias towards women and minorities. The Chronicle of Higher Education provides a good overview of the bias and Inside Higher Ed provides additional steps faculty members can use when discussing student evaluations in annual reviews.
  • The Human Rights Campaign provides helpful strategies for Collecting Transgender-Inclusive Gender Data in Workplace and Other Surveys.
  • Civil Discourse in the College Classroom orients faculty, teaching assistants (TAs), undergraduate teaching fellows (UTFs), and others across Utah State University to free speech at USU, components and benefits of civil discourse, implementations and more.