Tools for Inclusive Teaching

January 15, 2021

Welcome to the USC Rossier resource page for inclusive teaching! This page was developed by the USC Rossier School of Education to help faculty across all courses and programs (at USC and at other institutions around the globe) better teach the concepts of diversity.

Diversity is one of the four pillars of our school’s mission and values, and is intended to be integrated across all curriculum and student experiences.

Teaching diversity can be challenging, particularly concepts like privilege, identity and consciousness raising. Our goal is to unpack these sensitive topics and identify ways to address them.

How to Use This Page

The resources on the Tools for Inclusive Teaching page help faculty provide readings for courses, and can also be used as activities and resources in class.

This page is organized around different facets of diversity – gender, sexual orientation, race, social class, disabilities and the like. We hope that these resources help provide a platform to highlight the complexity of diversity in all of its various forms.

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Inclusive Teaching Strategies

Racial, Ethnic, and Cultural Diversity

Gender Issues

Sexual Orientation


Religious Diversity

USC On-Campus Resources

Additional Web Resources

Articles on Inclusive Teaching

Laura L.B. Border and Nancy Van Note Chism, Editors, New Directions in Teaching and Learning, 1992, Volume 49
Adams, M. Cultural Inclusion in the American College Classroom.
Anderson, J.; Adams, M. Acknowledging the Learning Styles of Diverse Student Populations: Implications for Instructional Design.
Border, L.; Chism, N. The Future is Now: A Call for Action and List of Resources.
Collett, J.; Serrano, B. Stirring It Up: The Inclusive Classroom.
Maher, F.; Tetreault, M. Inside Feminist Classrooms: An Ethnographic Approach.
Sadker, M.; Sadker, D. Ensuring Equitable Participation in College Classes.
Schmitz, B.; Paul, P.; Greenberg, J. Creating Multicultural Classrooms: An Experience-Derived Faculty Development Program.
Vom Saal, D.; Jefferson, D.; Morrison, M. Improving the Climate: Eight Universities Meet the Challenges of Diversity.
Maurianne Adams, Editor, New Directions in Teaching and Learning, 1992, Volume 52
Curtis, M.S.; Herrington, A.J., Diversity in Required Writing Courses.
Hardiman, R.; Jackson, B., Racial Identity Development: Understanding Racial Dynamics in College Classrooms and on Campus.
Hunt, J.A., Monoculturalism to multiculturalism: Lessons from Three Public Universities.
Marchesani, L.; Adams, M., Dynamics of Diversity in the Teaching-Learning Process: A Faculty Development Model for Analysis and Action.
Noronha, J., International and Multicultural Education: Unrelated Adversaries or Successful Partners?
Schmitz. B., Cultural Pluralism and Core Curricula.
Weinstein, G.; Obear, K., Bias Issues in the Classroom: Encounters with the Teaching Self.