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A Helpful Tool for Inclusive Syllabus Design

Updated: Dec 6, 2023

The Social Justice Syllabus Design Tool

Syllabi. We all write, and often dread writing, them. And rarely do we consider that something as simple as our course syllabus can make or break a student's feeling of belonging in our classroom. Aside from the obvious academic course content, such as articles or books, every other element, too, including office hours, course expectations, or stated policies, impacts how included a student feels before we even have your first meeting! This helpful PDF guide includes best practices for inclusive syllabus design, stereotype threat interventions, and social justice pedagogy principles that can help guide syllabus creation. Access this guide here to learn more about what simple steps we can all take to make our students feel more included as they read through our syllabi.

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