Overview: How To Use This Toolkit

Digital inclusion requires evaluating student needs in remote learning environments, which are often also living spaces. The following resources are designed with a commitment to examining how biases and assumptions that instructors may hold, as well as inequities and exclusive practices in the living and learning environment, impact students’ ability to thrive. We provide flexible teaching strategies to address instructor bias and to mitigate the challenges that students may encounter, towards the goal of ensuring that all students can successfully meet course learning goals.

This toolkit synthesizes key research in the fields of inclusive teaching, online teaching, and teaching and learning in order to provide faculty with concrete strategies they can incorporate into their teaching practice. Each section provides an overview, strategies, and further resources for each topic area. We have also included sections on how to connect students with resources on and beyond NYU’s campus, as well as resources for faculty to consider to practice self-care. The last section of the toolkit has general teaching resources and an abbreviated bibliography so that you can continue to further your knowledge about digital inclusive teaching practices. We invite you to visit our website regularly for updates and thank you in advance for fostering an inclusive learning environment. Please note: This is the first version of the toolkit. There will be a second version released in August.

The development of this toolkit was led by Dr. Karen Jackson-Weaver and Dr. Chandani Patel.