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Inclusive Teaching

Our classrooms are diverse places. Differences in student and instructor identities, backgrounds, and experiences both enrich our classrooms and present challenges as we work to support all learners.

Attend any of our faculty workshop series offerings on inclusive teaching to:

  • learn new strategies for implementing inclusive teaching practices.
  • troubleshoot disciplinary or context-specific concerns.
  • share in community as we work to affirm Columbia’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Inclusive Teaching: Toward an Intercultural Pedagogy

Wednesday, March 8
12:00PM – 1:30PM


Learn about the program below

When and Where

During Spring 2017 semester, the CTL is holding one workshop for faculty on inclusive teaching in Butler Library Room 212. Participants are welcome to register for individual sessions or the whole series.


For faculty…

  • …who are interested in considering the classroom as a diverse place.
  • …who are looking for strategies to implement inclusive teaching practices.

CTL Facilitators

Christy Simonian Bean

Program Description

Spring 2017 Sessions:

Inclusive Teaching: Toward an Intercultural Pedagogy

Intercultural competence is defined broadly as the “ability to communicate effectively and appropriately in intercultural situations, to shift frames of reference appropriately and adapt behavior to cultural context” (Deardorff 2006). In this workshop, you and other members of the Columbia University community will consider strategies for making learning environments more inclusive by employing the principles of intercultural pedagogy. You will reflect on your experiences with diversity and inclusivity in the classroom, engage with the concept of course climate, and analyze teaching case studies. In the process, you should gain a deeper, more practical understanding of how to design and facilitate inclusive learning in your discipline.

Related Programs and Services

If you would like to discuss how to integrate inclusive practices in your classroom, please request a consultation.

If you are interested in inclusive teaching, consider applying for our Reflective Teaching Seminar to deepen your understanding and application of inclusive practice in your classroom.

Explore previous events related to inclusive teaching such as The CRLT Players at Columbia University and the Inclusive Teaching Forum.


Email Christy Simonian Bean if you have any questions. 

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