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Inclusive Pedagogy

The ND Learning team is committed to supporting your development of equitable teaching practices in order to serve students of all backgrounds and abilities. We offer a range of programming and resources to help faculty, staff, and other campus partners generate inclusive learning experiences. 

Inclusive Pedagogy Partnership

The pedagogical partnership program pairs faculty members for a semester with undergraduate students trained in inclusive teaching practices. Our goal is that this program will provide a space for students and faculty to learn from one another about inclusive pedagogical practices that will meet the needs of our diversifying ND community. Pedagogical partnerships have been shown to promote student engagement while creating a stronger sense of community and belonging for students and faculty alike.

We invite any faculty member or postdoctoral and graduate instructors of record to learn more and sign up for the short-term partnership here. If you’re interested in the semester-long partnership, email

Current Faculty Partners

Andrew Bartolini

First-Year Engineering Program

Kelley Young

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Hear from a past faculty partner:

Tan Ahn

Department of Physics and Astronomy
Fall 2022

Tsz Man Vanessa Chan

Department of Psychology
Spring 2023

Susan del Valle

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Spring 2023

Victoria Goodrich

Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Spring 2022

Huy Huynh

Department of IT, Analytics, and Operations
Spring 2022

Rebecca Tinio McKenna

Department of History
Fall 2022

Nancy Michael

Department of Biological Sciences
Spring 2022

Shawn Miller

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Spring 2023

Margaret Pfeil

Department of Theology
Fall 2022

Forrest Spence

Department of Economics
Fall 2022

Maria Warren

Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
Spring 2023

Consultations and Workshops

We also offer a variety of ways to engage with inclusive pedagogy including workshops, individual teaching consultations, reading groups, and programmatic DEI assessments for specific departments. We can help you explore and address DEI (diversity, equity, and inclusion) topics such as:

  • Inclusive curriculum design and syllabus development
  • Creating equitable assessments, assignment descriptions, discussions, and more
  • Crafting an effective diversity statement
  • Implementing anti-racist teaching practices
  • Facilitating difficult conversations that may arise from course content, group dynamics, or other classroom scenarios
  • Responding to microaggressions
  • Addressing challenging instructor/student interactions

We can also develop customized workshops on DEI topics that are of interest to your specific discipline, department, or academic program. The goal of these targeted workshops is to combine conceptual knowledge of DEI issues with practical, skills-based exercises and resources. If you would like to commission a new or existing workshop for your academic unit, please contact us at