Techniques for leading academic discussions, including defining terms, including all voices, and warning signs that a discussion is becoming challenging.
Resources: Inclusive teaching
Strategies for planning class discussions, including a positive class atmosphere, discussion norms, grading discussions, and acceptable sources of information.
Strategies to consider when discussing topics such as race and gender in classes.
Inclusivity considerations when designing courses and syllabi, including discussions about controversial topics.
An introduction to the CET Challenging Discussions series and the principles guiding its development.
A syllabus checklist that can be utilized as a tool for course review using the lens of diversity and inclusion.
“Netiquette” or “internet etiquette,” describes the recommended communication and behavior of online communication. Having a netiquette policy for your course can help minimize the chances of miscommunication and perceived disrespect.
A brief overview of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and its connection to USC course design and teaching.
This document is a job aid to assist TAs with supporting students who may be in the following situations. For each situation, required or recommended actions are specified.
A description of the process for writing or revising course-specific policies, and examples of communication, technology, and in-class work policies.