Diversity & Inclusive Teaching seminar

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The Diversity and Inclusive Teaching seminar is a highly interactive program for graduate students and other instructors with classroom teaching experience. In this five-week (two-hour via Zoom) seminar, participants from a wide range of disciplines will have the opportunity to learn about and practice a variety of inclusive and equity-focused instructional strategies for use in U-M's classrooms. 

DIT is co-developed by the Center for Research on Learning and Teaching (CRLT) and The Program on Intergroup Relations (IGR), with support from Rackham Graduate School. 


Application for fall 2024 opens in summer

Applications for the fall 2025 Diversity and Inclusive Teaching (DIT) Seminar will open later this summer.

Seminar topics

  • Centering instructor and student identity
  • Building trust and community with and among learners
  • Facilitating dialogues and managing conflict in the classroom
  • Exploring opportunities to advance DEI beyond the classroom 


Dates for fall 2024 will be announced later this summer.

Eligibility and selection criteria

Preference is given to applicants who:

  • are graduate students (postdocs are welcome to apply)
  • will be graduating within the following calendar year
  • have previous teaching experience
  • have some foundational knowledge related to social identities, diversity, and inclusive teaching (e.g., attended previous workshops on inclusive teaching), and
  • are available and committed to attending all 5 sessions 


Have any questions?

If you have any questions about the seminar or application process, please contact [email protected].