Inclusive Pedagogy

During the 2020-21 academic year, the Office of Inclusive Excellence, in collaboration with the Unit Diversity Officers at UB, will present a series of programs on inclusive pedagogy to further UB’s efforts to cultivate inclusive classrooms and curriculums.

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Upcoming Inclusive Excellence Events

What is Inclusive Pedagogy?

Date & Time: Thursday, October 29, 11:30am-1:00pm (click here to register)

Intended Audience: UB Faculty and Instructors

Rather than a one-size-fits-all approach, inclusive pedagogy consists of a variety of approaches depending on the course content and the students in the class. To help guide instructors seeking to make their pedagogy more inclusive, panelists from various disciplines at UB will discuss the philosophy that guides their approach to inclusive teaching and course design.

Presented by the Office of Inclusive Excellence 

Additional Upcoming Events

SUNY Faculty Development Conference: Teaching & Learning for Student Success

Dates: Monday October 19 - Friday, October 23

Intended Audience: Faculty and those working in faculty development roles

This free virtual conference brings together educational professional development staff and faculty throughout SUNY, with a particular emphasis on teaching and learning. This group creates opportunities for staff and faculty to learn about available SUNY resources to support teaching and learning and strengthen their professional networks. For more information or to register, visit the SUNY Center for Professional Development.  Some of the sessions focused on inclusion are:

  • Black Lives Matter at School: Creating a Campus Coalition and University-wide Movement for Racial Justice
  • Using Critical Self-Reflection to Catalyze Inclusive Pedagogy
  • Assessment Through a Lens of Inclusion in Times of COVID-19
  • Virtual Conversations with a Purpose: Developing Responsive DEI Programming and A Sense of Community Online
  • Interacting and Engaging with Students using Accessible Apps from EmTechWIKI
  • Embracing diversity, equity, and inclusion in teaching: International faculty experiences

Sponsored by the SUNY Faculty Development Community of Practice,

Effective Teaching- For the Culturally Responsive Educator

Date & Time: Wednesdays, November 2020-December 2020, 4:30-6:00pm

Intended Audience: UB Instructors

This series will prepare participants to be effective, reflective, and curious educators. Attendees will develop foundational knowledge of adult learning principles and curriculum design along with strategies for promoting critical thinking. Specific approaches for engaging all learners while creating and supporting inclusiveness in small and large group settings will be explored. Best practices for effective presentations and learner assessment techniques will also be discussed. The workshops will be interactive, and participants will have opportunities to apply learning to their own teaching with attention to cultural competency and intersectionality in evolving environments.  Click here for more information and to register.

Sponsored by UB Clinical and Translational Science Institute

Inclusive Online Teaching Webinars

Dates: Ongoing

Intended Audience: Higher Education Instructors

Throughout the series, featured faculty will share practical inclusive teaching approaches that can be immediately put to use to create a more equitable learning environment for their students.  Visit the Association of College and University Educators (ACUE) website for more information about upcoming sessions.

Sponsored by ACUE and partners


If you have questions specific to your academic discipline, please reach out to the Unit Diversity Officer for your school, or the subject librarian for your discipline.

Past Events

"Make Good Trouble" Now: Teach-In for Racial Equity

Date & Time: Thursday, September 3 and Friday, September 4

Intended Audience: Graduate School of Education Faculty, Staff, and Students (closed event) 

Guided by sessions themed around internal, interpersonal, institutional, and systemic forms of racism, the goal of the teach-in was to critically examine a variety of issues and range of perspectives so that all participants have a better understanding of the root causes and effects of racial injustice within and across educational and community contexts. For more information visit the GSE website.

Presented by the Graduate School of Education, and co-sponsored by the Office of Inclusive Excellence

Microaggressions in the Classroom

Date & Time: Wednesday, September 30, 12:00-1:00pm 

Intended Audience: UB Faculty 

Microaggressions are everyday verbal and nonverbal slights, snubs, or insults, whether intentional or unintentional, which communicate hostile, derogatory, or negative messages to target persons based solely upon their marginalized group membership. In this workshop, participants learned about the three types of microaggressions, the effects they have on students, microaggressions that are common in the classroom, and ways to respond to them.

Presented by the Office of Inclusive Excellence 

A Conversation on Hodinöhsö:ni′ Geographies: Unsettling the Settler State

Date & Time: Thursday, October 1, 4:00-5:15pm 

Intended Audience: Open Event   

This first of three conversations revolved around a place-based discussion on meaningful acknowledgements in Hodinöhsö:ni′ traditional territories. How might we use land introductions to follow through with a responsibility and commitment to nurturing healthy communities? How is the research and teaching in land grant institutions often in tension with Hodinöhsö:ni′ concepts of land and sovereignty? What process and protocols should be undertaken to engage respectfully, responsibly and with care? Most of all, how might an understanding of Hodinöhsö:ni′ geographies and anti-colonial practices create possibilities for future generations and relationships?

Presented by The UB Center for Diversity and Innovation, UB Humanities Institute, the College of Arts and Sciences at UB, and the Office of Inclusive Excellence