Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Resources for Instructors
Our Program's Commitment to Fostering Equitable and Inclusive Learning
The Rowan First-Year Writing Program is committed to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Our goal is to meet each of our students where they are as individuals, recognizing that they all learn differently, come from diverse backgrounds, and bring a variety of experiences and expressions to the classroom and to their writing. Our role as instructors is to be their guides and their advocates. We invite them to let us know if they have concerns about the material or our teaching practices. We aim to create courses and learning environments that are respectful of differences across gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, age, socioeconomic status, ethnicity, race, nationality, religion, culture, first generation college student status, political beliefs, and more.
Click here to get involved with the Department of Writing Arts' Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council.
DEI Resources for Rowan First-Year Writing Instructors
Guide to Developing an Accessible Course
Creating an accessible course means anticipating diverse student needs and intentionally designing your course and materials to be accessible to students before they arrive. This guide offers recommendations and suggestions for developing course materials and assignments designed to meet the needs of all learners.
LGBTQIA+ STUDENT SUPPORT
LGBTQIA+ Student Support
Resources compiled by the Writing Arts DEI Council, with information on gender-inclusive language and pedagogy.
The Department of Writing Arts' Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council has also collected and developed instructor resources to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in a range of writing courses, which are available on their Writing Arts Instructor Support Site's DEI Resources page.