Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning

Elliott Hall, Room 200A
275 Varner Drive
Rochester, Michigan 48309-4485
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(248) 370-2751

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Inclusive Practices

Added to OU’s Strategic Plan in 2018, Goal 4 seeks to “Advance diversity, equity and inclusion in an environment of mutual trust and respect at all levels of the institution and facilitate opportunities and success for all community members.” To that end, our programming, scholarship opportunities and strategic plan seek to make OU classrooms places of belonging that celebrate difference and critically challenge educational practices that exclude historically marginalized groups.

Our Inclusive Practices and Diversity document offers a variety of resources on inclusive teaching strategies, that come from within and beyond OU. Many faculty consult these resources to apply specific strategies and reach specific inclusive teaching goals.

CETL has led two initiatives related to inclusive practices:

For more on CETL’s work on inclusive practices, see our CETL Diversity Plan.

StorytellingDiversity at OU

Facilitated by Dr. Adina Schneeweis, a group of faculty at Oakland have committed to create and collect stories of diversity and inclusion on and around campus. CETL has supported this project since its start as a faculty development institute and learning community. Visit and contribute to StorytellingDiversity.