Bowling Green State University (BGSU) is committed to providing equal educational opportunity. The University provides access to educational programs and activities without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, color, national origin, ancestry, genetic information, pregnancy, religion, age, disability, or status as a veteran. Any grievance regarding alleged discrimination due to race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, color, national origin, ancestry, genetic information, pregnancy, religion, age, disability, or status as a veteran shall be reported to the Office of Equity and Diversity, 140 McFall Center, 419-372-8476.
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Inclusive Excellence (AAC&U)
BGSU has long been affiliated with the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AACU)’s Inclusive Excellence initiative as indicative of our participation as a LEAP school and adoption of AACU’s VALUE rubrics.
Inclusive Pedagogy Strategies and Resources
Recording and materials of Inclusive Pedagogy workshop, facilitated by Dr. Angela M. Nelson, Associate Professor, Department of Popular Culture. This workshop highlights methods of teaching in which instructors and students work together to create a supportive physical or virtual learning environment that gives each student equal access to learning and to ensure that both teacher and student participation promote thoughtfulness, inclusiveness, belonging, and mutual respect. Participants will review basic terms and concepts related to inclusive pedagogy, six key pedagogical contexts, and teaching strategies; identify two actionable tasks; and help shape and direct inclusive pedagogy at Bowling Green State University.
Resources for Civil Discourse
The CFE is working collaboratively with other units and departments across campus to provide resources and tools to assist faculty with civil discourse in the classroom. Here are some resources:
“Facilitating Difficult Dialogues in the Classroom” presentation. Tasha Souza, Faculty Associate for Inclusive Classrooms, Professor of Communication, Humboldt State University.
“Difficult Conversations, Strategies for Civil Discourse”. Tasha Souza, Faculty Associate for Inclusive Classrooms, Professor of Communication, Humboldt State University.
“Inclusive Practices for Managing Controversial Issues”. The University of Queensland Australia
“Teaching Controversial Issues”. Center for Faculty Excellence at University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
"Guidelines for Discussion of Racial Conflict and the Language of Hate, Bias, and Discrimination”. University of Michigan Center for Research on Learning and Teaching.
“Making the Most of Hot Moments in the Classroom". University of Michigan Center for Research on Learning and Teaching.