Inclusive Teaching Endorsement
Inclusive Teaching in Higher Education Endorsement
Step 1: Sign up to begin your journey to inclusive teaching.
Complete this interest form to set your intention and let the Ohio College Teaching Consortium Planning Committee know that you are interested. You will be asked for your name, your higher education institution affiliation, your appointment, your discipline and your courses.
Step 2: Select from, register for and participate in at least six workshops, events or sessions.
A number of Ohio higher education institutions, organizations and centers and offices for teaching and learning contribute workshops and sessions designed to promote inclusive teaching practices and evidence-based instructional strategies. These events feature international or national speakers, as well as regional and local experts. They all have in common a focus on practices you can implement to improve student achievement of learning outcomes or enhance the student experience in your course. Our events are regularly updated, so be sure to check our events page frequently. In addition, some of our events are recorded for on-demand viewing. They may be counted towards the endorsement.
Step 3: Complete a post-event report for each event.
Use this link to submit a post-event report after each event. You will be asked which session you attended and to briefly describe one thing you learned and how you might use it in your own teaching. You will also have the opportunity to evaluate the usefulness of the event. Your responses will be emailed to you and you should keep these so that you can later complete the final step. You will not receive any feedback on these reports, but OCTC leadership will keep a record of your attendance via these reports.
Step 4: Complete a final reflection.
After you have attended six events, submit a final reflection to receive the endorsement. This reflection will ask you to define inclusive teaching, explain one or more ways you have tried to make your teaching more inclusive, and discuss challenges to inclusive teaching. You will want to gather the emails from the six event reports you submitted in order to refresh your memory on which events you attended. Use this link to submit your final reflection.
Final reflections will be read by members of the OCTC Planning Committee on a regular basis. Once the committee has read your final reflection, you will be notified that you have received the endorsement and will be emailed a certificate. If you are not contacted within 8 weeks, email us at OHteaching@gmail.com