Small Steps for Building More Inclusive Classrooms

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Inclusive instruction is critical to build welcoming and equitable experiences for diverse learners. Addy demonstrates through an interactive session how instructors can take small steps toward creating inclusive environments for their students.

“Dr. Addy is a leading voice on inclusive teaching and faculty development,” said Laura Taylor, associate professor of theology at CSB and SJU, who is director of the Center for Learning and Teaching. “It is a big deal that she is coming to work with our faculty. I feel so fortunate that we are able to host her on campus as part of this series.”

Addy received her bachelor’s degree from Duke University, then earned a master’s in philosophy from Yale University and a Ph.D. in science education at North Carolina State University. She also taught at the undergraduate level for 10 years. At Lafayette, she is responsible for working with instructors to develop and administer programming. She is director of the Center for the Integration of Teaching, Learning and Scholarship. The Center focuses on inclusivity for instructors and integrating students as partners.

Addy’s work has been featured in academic journals and other publications, like Inside Higher Ed and University Business. She is co-author of What Inclusive Instructors Do: Principles and Practices for Excellence in College Teaching, printed in 2021 by Stylus Publishing.

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