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From Theory to Practice: A DEI Course Design Rubric for Cultivating Inclusivity and Equity in Higher Education
May 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
This CETL session draws upon the article “A DEI Course Design Rubric: Supporting Teaching and Learning in Uncertain Times” from EDUCAUSE. This session will discuss the importance of creating an inclusive learning environment in higher education. Presented is a tool for educators to assess and improve their course design to foster a more equitable and inclusive learning experience for all students. The rubric comprises five categories, including institutional commitment, course climate, learning objectives and outcomes, course content and materials, and assessment and feedback. The article also provides practical examples and suggestions for each category, highlighting the importance of intentional course design in supporting students from diverse backgrounds and promoting equity in higher education.
- List and describe the ten principles of DEI Course Design Rubric
- Describe how to implement the rubric in courses to improve any DEI components.
- List other DEI course design elements and how they can be incorporated in addition to the rubric presented.