Teaching

Diversity

It is logical that individual courses should be aligned with priorities as identified by the university. Since the University of South Florida is committed to diversity, classroom instruction should keep diversity in mind in multiple ways. The content chosen can reflect a respect for diversity, for example, or instructors can opt to incorporate student learning objectives into their courses that align with the goal of diversity.

Instructors influence student attitudes and behaviors in countless small ways. The way groups are selected, the volunteers chosen to model an activity before the class, or the types of artwork and images shown in the course (via PowerPoint, or online) all present opportunities for instructors to be aware of diversity, and perhaps even to call student attention to diversity.

Faculty members interested in more information should contact the Office of Diversity and Equal Opportunity: http://usfweb2.usf.edu/eoa/diversity.asp