Inclusive Pedagogy

Inclusive Pedagogy at UR 

The Faculty Hub offers a variety of opportunities for instructors to deepen their knowledge of inclusive teaching practices. The Early Career Faculty Seminar introduces new faculty to principles of inclusive teaching, and returning faculty can apply to join one of our Inclusive Pedagogy Cohorts. The Faculty Hub also regularly offers stand-alone workshops, faculty working groups, and guest presentations on topics related to inclusive teaching.

The Faculty Hub is pleased to welcome several student workers to our staff as “Student Inclusive Pedagogy Consultants.” Our student consultants primarily work with each new cohort of faculty in our Inclusive Pedagogy Partnership Program. See below for more info about our Inclusive Pedagogy Cohorts and student consultants.

 

  • What is Inclusive Pedagogy?

    Inclusive pedagogy refers to teaching practices, classroom activities, curricula, and assessments that are designed and delivered to engage all students in learning that is meaningful, relevant, and accessible. An inclusive teaching approach recognizes that all students bring different identities, experiences, backgrounds, and expertise with them into the classroom space, and considers how these individual differences, which intersect along dimensions such as race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, socio-economic status, ability, religion, and political beliefs inform and impact student learning. Practices associated with inclusive pedagogy are grounded in significant research on how humans learn and drawn from the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL), however, to enact inclusive pedagogy is to participate in an on-going process of critical reflection and responsiveness to student needs and interests. In this way, inclusive pedagogy might best be defined as an orientation towards teaching that prioritizes access, equity, and belonging as precursors to student learning.  

  • Inclusive Pedagogy Cohort

    The Inclusive Pedagogy Cohort is a program sponsored by the Office of the Provost to enhance the use of inclusive teaching practices across the University of Richmond’s five schools.    

    An academic initiative since 2018, the Inclusive Pedagogy Cohort functions as a learning community, bringing together faculty and instructional staff from all five schools and many disciplines to engage in deepening individual and collective knowledge and application of inclusive pedagogies. The  Inclusive Pedagogy Cohort is currently co-facilitated by Kylie Korsnack, Assistant Director of the Faculty Hub and Kitty Maynard, Director of the Faculty Hub.

    Throughout the semester, the group explores a wide range of topics that fall under the umbrella term of inclusive pedagogy, and they participate in discussion of shared readings, workshops, and critical reflection.

    We are no longer accepting applications for the Fall 2024 cohort. Read the more recent IP Cohort Call for Applications to learn more about the work of the Inclusive Pedagogy Cohort. Please contact Kylie Korsnack with questions or to indicate your interest in joining a future cohort.

     

  • Inclusive Pedagogy Partnership Program

    Inclusive Pedagogy Partnership Program

    The Faculty Hub’s Inclusive Pedagogy Partnership Program brings faculty and students together to co-create more inclusive and effective teaching and learning experiences. In this context, student-faculty partnership is “a reciprocal process through which all participants have the opportunity to contribute equally, although not necessarily in the same ways, to curricular or pedagogical conceptualization, decision-making, implementation, investigation, or analysis” (Bovill, Cook-Sather, Felten, 2014, pp. 6-7).  

    The program pairs students and faculty (or instructional staff) together for a semester-long partnership experience focused on the implementation of principles of inclusive pedagogy. At the beginning of the semester, student and faculty partners identify a specific focus for their work together, and then student partners regularly observe, provide feedback, and serve as a thinking partner for the faculty member, helping them to reflect on, refine, and enhance their inclusive teaching practices.

    History of the Program

    In AY 22-23, a group of faculty, staff, and students formed the Inclusive Pedagogy Cohort 2.0, which focused on the theme of engaging students as partners in inclusive pedagogy.  As a cohort, the group met twice a month for the entire academic year and was tasked with specific project: to co-create a faculty development program that would bring student voices and perspectives into UR’s discussions on inclusive teaching. This group created the Inclusive Pedagogy Partnership Program, which is now in its third iteration!

    We are no longer accepting applications for the Fall 2024 cohort. Read the most recent IP Partnership Program Call for Applications for more information about this program.

    What to learn more?

    Faculty, instructional staff, and students who are interested in participating in a future iteration of the inclusive pedagogy partnership program can email Kylie Korsnack (Assistant Director of the Faculty Hub) for more details.

  • Student Inclusive Pedagogy Consultants

    The Faculty Hub is pleased to welcome several students to our staff in the role of Student Inclusive Pedagogy Consultants.

    Interested students should contact Kylie Korsnack (Assistant Director, Faculty Hub) for more information about how to apply for a current or future job opportunity.

    Current Inclusive Pedagogy Consultants

    Ifti Alam (2024-present)

    Lorena Campos-Castro (2023-present)

    Eliana Coleman (2023-present)

    Ainsley Forrest (2022-present)

    Jodi-Anne Reid (2024-present)

     

    Past Inclusive Pedagogy Consultants

    Tsering Cole (AY 23-24)

    Shira Greer (AY 22-23)

    Penny Hu (AY 22-23)

    Gabriel Matthews (AY 23-24)

    Miranda Moe (AY 22-24)

    Simone Reid (AY 22-23)

    Zoë Jackson (Fall 2023) – Senior Inclusive Pedagogy Consultant