In any discipline or field, a key goal as well as challenge is supporting the learning of all students. Through programs, consultations, and resources, CRLT supports teachers in creating learning environments where students of all identities and backgrounds can flourish. This page features a range of online resources that define inclusive teaching and provide specific strategies for practicing it.

CRLT Resources

Overview of Inclusive Teaching at the University of Michigan: This webpage provides a definition and overview of inclusive teaching and its research basis.

The Research Basis for Inclusive Teaching: This webpage provides an overview of the kinds of evidence that demonstrate inclusive teaching practices can benefit all students' learning.

Principles and Strategies for Inclusive Teaching: This document lists specific strategies for fostering four dimensions of inclusive teaching. Instructors can use it to reflect upon practices they already use or might adopt. Read more »


The guidelines and suggestions on this page are designed to help instructors facilitate classroom discussion around incidents targeting members of the University community based on their identities or beliefs and other behaviors that express hostility, derision or violence.  In the wake of such incidents on campus or in the wider community, instructors may want to plan discussions or be ready to handle unexpected questions. The following guidelines help address both contexts.

Whatever the context, discussion about such topics will be most effective when it:

  • is structured in a way that defines boundaries for the process, and that brings the discussion to closure within the classroom
  • somehow includes all students in the class
  • extends discourse beyond polarized and polarizing debates
  • acknowledges that facts and interpretations of specific social conflicts may change with time, but tools for conceptual understanding and dialogue will continue to be useful past the current moment

Spontaneous Discussions: Dealing with the Unanticipated

If, during class, a student raises for discussion an issue or incident involving hate or bias, consider the following strategies: Read more »


Online Resources about Postsecondary Minority Institutions and Job Searches


United States Department of Education, Lists of Postsecondary Minority Institutions

This page lists institutions of higher education that enroll populations with significant percentages of minority students, or that serve certain populations of minority students under various programs created by Congress.

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

The website for the magazine contains news articles about PMIs, as well as a job search feature.

National Center for Education Statistics. (2007). Characteristics of Minority-Serving Institutions and Minority Undergraduates Enrolled in These Institutions 

This government report looks at characteristics of students at different types of minority-serving institutions.

Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs)

United Negro College Fund 

National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education (NAFEO)

Thurgood Marshall College Fund  Read more »