Washington University is dedicated to becoming a thought leader in developing best practices for diversity and inclusion in academic communities.

We rely on our subject matter experts and our advisory groups to generate best practices for the university community to implement. They are continually developing innovative strategies and rigorously assessing our progress.

Getting It Right: Our Best Practices

Explore our list of best practices aimed at furthering inclusion at Washington University:

Using Gender Pronouns
Asking about Gender and Sex on Web Forms
Website Accessibility
Best Practices for Lactation Rooms (PDF)
Best Practices for Family Friendly Scheduling (PDF)
Balancing Rigor and Respect in the Learning Environment
Best Practices for an Inclusive Learning Environment
Best Practices and Supports for Hiring Faculty
Teaching and Learning at Washington University: A Statement of Best Practices and Expectations

 

The Teaching Center Inclusive Teaching and Learning

The Teaching Center pioneers innovative strategies and practices for inclusive teaching and learning that engage and challenge all of our students. Through a variety of workshops, seminars and fellowships, the Teaching Center continually engages our faculty in developing inclusive classrooms, as well as broadening their understanding of their own disciplines and research.

Advisory Groups

Our advisory groups are an integral part of creating a more inclusive and welcoming climate on campus. They review existing practices, conduct research and bench-marking, and make policy recommendations to produce best practices and further Washington University’s values and mission.

Contact the leaders of these groups to discuss the issues on which they focus.

Standing Committee on Facilitating Inclusive Classrooms
Social Media and Online Speech Committee
Danforth Staff Council
LGBT Advisory Committee