HILT Conference 2020
Championing Equitable Instruction and Inclusive Classrooms
Friday, October 16, 2020
A virtual event

Video recordings:

Conference resources:

Approaches to Facilitating Difficult or Charged Conversations

Equity Principles for Course Design and Community Building

Media coverage

Pre- and Post-Conference events:

University-wide resources:

Digital Accessibility at Harvard Digital Accessibility Services (DAS) supports the Harvard community in making sure that everyone has the opportunity to access the university’s knowledge, ideas, and resources. Check out their resources page and a Guide for Utilizing Inclusive Course Design and Principles of Universal Design for Learning in the Creation and Delivery of Online Content.
Harvard Diversity Inclusion & Belonging Harvard Diversity Inclusion & Belonging works with stakeholders and partners across the University to guide Harvard’s culture toward sustainable inclusive excellence. Visit their resources page for current offerings at the local School and University level. Familiarize yourself with Harvard’s five core values which suggest how each of us can act to create an inclusive culture and invites everyone to embrace these values to strengthen the foundation of inclusion needed for the pursuit of excellence.
GHELI The Global Health Education and Learning Incubator at Harvard University supports interdisciplinary education about world health through the production, curation, and dissemination of educational public goods.

This digital collection curated by the Global Health Education and Learning Incubator at Harvard University brings together evidence-based approaches for building more racially equitable and inclusive undergraduate and graduate classrooms. With particular focus on the public health classroom, the collection includes resources for educators seeking to augment their vocabulary and classroom practice around racial equity, as well as practical strategies ​designing​ syllabi, assignments, and other instructional material.

the word link with a circle around it Link recently developed a new Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DIB) Channel. The channel surfaces relevant news, upcoming events, and related organizations. Harvard faculty, staff, and GSAS students who login with HarvardKey are able to personalize recommendations based on noted interests.
the words next and gen on either side of a large tree with red leaves and deep roots As part of the Harvard Culture Lab Innovation Fund’s 2020 cohort, the Next Gen Initative utilizes technology to align, consolidate, and enhance institutional support and community building pathways for all Harvard undergraduate and graduate students who are the first in their families to pursue a degree in the U.S. and/or are from underresourced or underserved backgrounds. Whilte there is no universal Next Gen student experience across Harvard, there are shared challenges, needs, and areas of opportunity that can be addressed through the innovative retooling of existing Harvard resources and services. As a starting point, this initiative created three helpful resources that instructors and academic professional staff can use to integrate into classroom pedagogy. Watch this video for an introduction to their resources.

the word teachly following three overlapping circles in green, blue, and red Teachly is a web application that strives to make higher education classrooms both more inclusive and more effective by providing faculty a window into their teaching that they would otherwise not have. Teachly creates increasingly personalized learning experiences for students by making data readily available to faculty and their teaching teams.

Data are critical to Teachly’s mission — data about students, about faculty teaching habits, and about in-class interactions. Teachly lowers the barriers to use data by bringing the data faculty need into one place to help faculty take more immediate action in the classroom. Teachly has 3 key features:

  • Real-Time Stats: Teachly generates session-by-session analytics — combined into thematic dashboards — that identify patterns and help to flag students that may be falling through the cracks.
  • Student Profiles: Teachly builds rich, searchable student profiles about their backgrounds, interests, and goals. This allows for personalized interactions with each student.
  • Interactive Seating Chart: By visualizing data as they’re laid out in the real world, Teachly focuses attention on spatial blind spots, as well as on individual students that may need support.

Watch a short video about Teachly or this video that describes how to use Teachly.

Also see “Building Inclusive Virtual Classrooms: Using the Four Cs Model to Encourage Tough Yet Necessary Discussions Among Student” by Alexandra Sedlovskaya