Developing Inclusive Attitudes Toward the Classroom


Inclusive pedagogy has become a central priority of teaching and learning articulated by the Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning, the Innovation Hub, and the Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging. As numerous ongoing programs support the practice, this content area seeks to provide instructors with resources and developmental opportunities.​​​​​​​


The goal of this content area is to help develop instructors as practitioners of inclusive pedagogy. This begins with developing an understanding of what inclusive pedagogy is and sharing attitudes and mindsets that support the creation of inclusive learning environments. Then, it will provide tools, resources, examples, and feedback to help instructors put these ideas into practice while recognizing that creating an inclusive environment is dependent, in part, upon the context of their teaching. More broadly, these topics will serve as a space for collaboration across the numerous units (inside and external to Innovative Learning) that are contributing toward advancing inclusive pedagogical practices at Purdue West Lafayette.


Upon completing this content area, participants will be able to:

  • Approach their teaching through an equity-minded perspective.
  • Develop assignments and activities that empower students to take advantage of their diverse perspectives and experiences.
  • Communicate with clarity and transparency.
  • Determine appropriate teaching strategies to support student success in their class context.
  • Ask critical questions of teaching methods and practices to make data-informed decisions about supporting student success.