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.

During AY 23-24, the Faculty Hub is pleased to once again welcome several student workers to our staff as “Student Inclusive Pedagogy Consultants.” Our IP consultants will be working with our Inclusive Pedagogy Cohort 2.0. 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 Fall 2023 Inclusive Pedagogy Cohort will be co-facilitated by Kylie Korsnack, Assistant Director of the Faculty Hub and Kitty Maynard, Director of the Faculty Hub.

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

    Read the most recent IP Cohort Call for Applications for more information and details on how to apply to join a future cohort. 


  • IP Cohort 2.0: Students as Partners

    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.

    In Fall 2023, last year’s cohort will be piloting the first iteration of their newly developed program – The Inclusive Pedagogy Partnership Program. After the initial phase of the pilot, the Faculty Hub hopes to open this program up to a new cohort of faculty/staff participants in Spring 2024.  

    Here’s a description of the pilot 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. 

    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. We are currently seeking 5 more student consultants to join our team.

    Interested students should contact Kylie Korsnack ( for more information about how to apply.  


    Current Inclusive Pedagogy Consultants

    Ainsley Forrest (2022-present)

    Miranda Moe (2022-present)


    Past Inclusive Pedagogy Consultants

    Shira Greer (AY 22-23)

    Penny Hu (AY 22-23)

    Simone Reid (AY 22-23)