Diversity and Inclusion in the Classroom

The University of Massachusetts is committed to fostering diversity and inclusion in the classroom. This means integrating diversity into the curriculum in a systematic way and also preparing students and instructors to manage diverse perspectives when dealing with the unexpected.

General Education Requirement. Learn about the learning outcomes expected from the social and cultural diversity general education requirement. All UMass undergraduates are expected to take a Diversity in the United States or Global Diversity course in their first year.

Respectful Classroom Resource. Read the Dignity and Respect in the Classroom resource to better understand the challenges and steps you can take to build a classroom culture that promotes learning.

Faculty Development. Attend a Diversity Teaching workshop or Lunch Talk hosted by the Institute for Teaching and Faculty Development (TEFD). Explore resources available externally through the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity, of which UMass Amherst is an institutional member.

Additional Campus Resources. Visit the OMBUDS library and learn from their compiled strategies and tips. Workplace, Learning, and Development and Labor/Management Workplace Education Program both regularly offer courses and workshops that can be expand your capacity to work across difference.