Inclusion resources

Resources for Diversity and Inclusion in STEM and Academia

For Teaching

Universal Design for Learning or UDL is an educational framework that guides educators in creating curricula that serves all learners. Just as curb cuts make public streets more accessible for not only those in wheelchairs but for anyone pushing a stroller, those using crutches, anyone on a bicycle, and so forth, the benefits of UDL extend beyond those with disabilities.

Fostering Inclusion with Universal Design for Learning

Q&A: Making Sense of Universal Design for Learning

A Systematic Review of Empirically Based Universal Design for Learning: Implementation and Effectiveness of Universal Design in Education for Students with and without Disabilities at the Postsecondary Level

Classrooms are increasingly diverse, with first generation students, students with disabilities, Native American students, LGBT+ students, students who are parents, students who have mental health struggles, students with illnesses, and of course students who live within the intersection of multiple identities. Here are some resources on groups you may not have considered.

Culturally responsive teaching

Beyond the Margins: Meeting the Needs of Underserved Students

Microaggressions in the Classroom

3 racial microaggressions that teachers commit every day — and how to avoid them

Responding to Microaggressions in the Classroom: Taking ACTION

Why Decolonization?

Decolonizing the Classroom: Creating a Welcoming Environment for American Indian Students

Strategies for Creating More Trans*-Affirmative Classrooms

Supporting the Academic Success of Pregnant and Parenting Students

The Challenges of Parenting While in College

STEM Climate for Students with Disabilities

Your syllabus may be the first time a student is introduced to you, so make sure it's accessible, decolonized, and encourages all students to learn.

It's time to decolonize that syllabus

Check Your Syllabus 101: Disability Access Statements

Diversity Reading List

The Teaching Workshop: Diversifying the Syllabus

Technology has the potential to improve access or provide more challenges. Consider how the technology you use (or prohibit) potentially limits or ostracizes students. Below are resources on creating accessible websites, captioning, etc.

Present Google slides with live captions

Tool for captioning and recording transcript of PowerPoint slides

Captioning Your Own Video for Free

Easy Accessibility Practices for Blackboard Content

Designing for accessibility is not that hard-Seven easy-to-implement guidelines to design a more accessible web

Laptop Bans in Classrooms and Why We Shouldn’t Have Them

Creating an Accessible Classroom

Creating Accessible Programming

For Advising

Avoiding gendered bias in reference writing

Avoiding racial bias in reference writing

Proactive Advising with First-Generation Students: Suggestions for Practice

Minority Ph.D. students in STEM fare better with clear expectations, acceptance

Mental Health Crisis for Grad Students

Same-ethnicity mentors boost students' commitment to STEM careers

For Planning Conferences and Events

Checklist for hosting inclusive events

I’m Sick of Inaccessibility. Here’s How You Can Make Your Event More Accessible to People with Chronic Illnesses

Inclusive Conference Presentation Guidelines

A Guide for Planning Inclusive Events, Seminars, and Activities

For Faculty and Student Recruitment

CAISE-a platform for connecting historically marginalized persons in STEM

A toolkit for recruiting and hiring a more diverse workforce

An Inclusive Academy: Achieving Diversity and Excellence

6 steps to hire diverse faculty and staff

Overcoming the Pipeline Myth: Department Chairs as Transformative Diversity Leaders

Is hiring for culture fit another form of unconscious bias?

No Longer a Pipeline Problem: An Update on the Status of Women in Higher Education

The GRE is Completely Useless & a Barrier to STEM Diversity

Minority Student Recruitment, Retention and Career Transition Practices: A Review of the Literature

For Social Media/Your Online Presence

Check that your website is safe for those with epilepsy

Is your website compatible for those with color-blindness?

Adding alternative text to your Tweets with images

For STEM in General

Achieving diversity in science

Diverse speakers in STEM lists

It's time to stop excluding people with disabilities from science