Creating Culturally Affirming and Meaningful Assignments : A Practical Resource for Higher Education Faculty, Paperback / softback Book

Creating Culturally Affirming and Meaningful Assignments : A Practical Resource for Higher Education Faculty Paperback / softback

Edited by Christine Harrington

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Creating Culturally Affirming and Meaningful Assignments offers principles, strategies, and examples to aid in the development of inclusive college coursework in which all students feel seen and valued. This resource prepares instructors to proactively consider ways to honor and engage with students’ varied identities and lived experiences through assignments.

Chapters cover the course design process, methods on getting to know your students, assignment options beyond the exam, and more.

Reflection questions at the end of each chapter serve as a springboard for faculty and leadership conversations on equitable and inclusive teaching practices, while the appendix features 20 example assignments sourced from various higher education disciplines. An accessible, practical read, this guidebook is for any higher education instructor who wants to reimagine their assignments to center and celebrate students’ varied cultural backgrounds and experiences.

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