The My Course Analytics Dashboard (MCAD) allows you to compare how various groups are performing in your classes. One of the ways that faculty often respond to difference in student performance is by developing more inclusive practices in their classrooms.
At Carolina, we are fortunate to have a diverse community of students. Yet, as bell hooks famously wrote “most of us were taught in classrooms where styles of teachings reflected the notion of a single norm of thought and experience, which we were encouraged to believe was universal…Most of us learned to teach by emulating this model” (1994: 35). As a result, the best response is to use some of the evidence-based best practices for engaging diverse students in the classroom.
At UNC, the Center for Faculty Excellence provides many resources for inclusive teaching that can be found here: https://cfe.unc.edu/teaching-and-learning/inclusive-teaching/
We have also compiled some additional resources for various topics:
- Understanding implicit bias
- Examples of implicit bias and recommendations for responding
- Scholarly research on implicit bias
- Building an accessible syllabus
- Columbia University’s guide for inclusive teaching
- University of Michigan’s page on inclusive teaching resources and strategies
- Creative responses to bias
- Tips for grading blindly
- A story and report on bias in local schools