Teaching Toolkits

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Teaching toolkits address issues that need to be present in in all of our classrooms.


  • Accessible Education Services Faculty Toolbox
    •  A resource developed by AES that provides information and resources around facilitating full access and equal opportunity for all UP students to participate in academic programs and University activities.

Diversity, Inclusion, and Internationalization

  • AAC&U Making Excellence Inclusive
    • Designed by the American Association for Colleges and Universities to help colleges and universities integrate diversity, equity, and educational quality efforts into their missions and institutional operations. Includes definitions for diversity, inclusion, and equity and AAC&U’s Five Principles for Creating Equity by Design.

  • ADL Creating an Anti-Bias Learning Environment
    • Published by the Anti-Defamation League, this article includes practices to successfully raise issues of diversity and bias in the classroom and a self-assessment checklist.
  • IFYC Curriculum for Interfaith Leadership
    • Designed by Interfaith Youth Core and Dominican University, this eight-lesson curriculum for college students explores the fundamentals of interfaith leadership, supporting inclusion of students from different faith traditions.

  • Land Acknowledgment
    • You may want to include an acknowledgement in your syllabus or course launch that the space we occupy once belonged to, and was cared for by indigenous people. That full and accurate text is found in this downloadable Word document.

Ethics in the Classroom

  • Ethical Use of Information - Library
    • Provides a conceptual overview and supplementary resources to assist with: recognizing and avoiding plagiarism, understanding copyright, evaluating fair use, locating images and music that are available for use, and considerations for showing videos.
  • Ethics Across the Curriculum
    • A distillation of some of the ethical dilemmas explored by faculty-student duos through Dundon-Berchtold projects over the past few years.

General Elements of Teaching

  • Solve a Teaching Problem in Three Steps 
    •  Breaks down the problem solving process into three clear steps. From Carnegie Mellon University’s Eberly Center for Teaching Excellence and Educational Innovation website, which provides us with a well-organized set of practical tools for approaching questions about teaching and learning.
  • Syllabus Requirements
    • Elements and statements required of all UP syllabi.

Mental Health

  • Mentally Healthy
    •  Part of the Teaching & Learning Community blog, the Mentally Healthy blog provides information and communications around mental health resources specifically for UP faculty and academic staff.