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Inclusive Pedagogy

The University of Richmond has benefitted from increasing diversity in its student body. In the class entering in the fall of 2017, 30% came from underrepresented minority groups, an additional 10% were international students, and another 8% were first generation or Pell grant recipients not already in those other groups. Students also represented a range of religious, gender, political, and sexual orientations. 

Educational access, however, does not always translate into meaningful inclusion or the dividends it affords. This program seeks to support the development and incorporation of course content and pedagogical practices that enhance inclusion in the classroom.

Inclusive Pedagogy Cohort

The IP Cohort initiative was created in 2018 and aims to enhance the use of pedagogies at the University of Richmond that advance an educationally inclusive community for learners of all backgrounds. This initiative will offer a program of development in advanced pedagogy to a select cohort of faculty, who will be led by an experienced facilitator. The cohort will take part in an inclusive pedagogy institute offered by the Associated Colleges of the South (ACS), at the University of Richmond. It is expected that each faculty member will apply inclusive pedagogies in teaching fall and spring courses and take part in 3-4 cohort meetings each semester that involve sharing experiences and/or seminars with experts.