CHSS Inclusive Teaching Fellows Program
The CHSS Inclusive Teaching Fellows program developed from the AAC&U’s principle of inclusive excellence. In the AAC&U publication America’s Unmet Promise: The Imperative for Equity (2015), the authors define inclusive excellence as the “collective responsibility to equitably engage all students in high quality, evidence-based educational experiences.” In addition, the authors note that “an institution that commits to inclusive excellence intentionally designs experiences to accommodate differences in students’ aspirations, life circumstances, ways of engaging in learning and participating in college, and identities as learners and students.” Each year, CHSS faculty members are selected through a competitive application process to serve as Inclusive Teaching Fellows. Working together, these fellows develop and present research on a variety of topics related to inclusive teaching practices. Finding ways to reach all students and make classrooms more equitable allows CHSS faculty to support the mission of UHD while adhering to best practices for teaching and learning.
Throughout the spring and fall semesters, UHD faculty are invited to participate in the workshops held by the fellows. Past topics have included universal design, digital literacy, critical thinking, using the QM rubric to design in Canvas, and more.
Current and Past Fellows include:
Dr. Ayden Adler, Arts Administration
Dr. Ashley Archiopoli, Communication Studies
Dr. Sucheta Choudhuri, English
Dr. Shahnjayla Connors, Health and Behavioral Science
Dr. Michael Dimmick, English
Dr. Elizabeth Hatfield, Communication Studies
Dr. Giuliana Lund, English
Dr. Zeenat Mitha, Communication Studies
Dr. Ashleigh Petts, Technical Communication
Dr. Saveena Veramoothoo, Technical Communication