Designing Inclusive Classrooms: Where to Start?

  • Timezone : US/Mountain
  • Date : June 29, 2022 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Meeting Type : Webcast

This webcast was hosted in partnership with Wiley University Services.

As higher ed continues to focus on ways to increase equity within our learning communities, one area in which we find challenges is within the coursework and classrooms themselves. Oftentimes, faculty and administrators want to address DE&I issues in their coursework, but they may not know where to start.

Leaders from Northern Illinois University, University of New Haven, and Wiley University Services explored best practices and recommendations for designing more inclusive classrooms. Their dynamic conversation addressed a range of topics, including:

  • How a strong instructional design serves as the foundation for building an inclusive course.
  • Why expanding course materials to reflect diversity prepares students for their personal and professional lives.
  • Ways to prioritize student well-being and self-care behaviors.
  • Ideas on how to promote student support resources.



Cindy Gallatin

Chief of Digital Learning Initiatives, University of New Haven

Jeanne Kim

Senior Learning Designer, Wiley University Services

Jason Rhode

Executive Director and Chief Online Learning Officer, Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning; Associate Professor, Department of Educational Technology, Research and Assessment, Northern Illinois University


Norma Hollebeke

Senior Manager, Network Programs and Services, Every Learner Everywhere