December 4th, 2015

Call for Articles: Diversity and Inclusion in the College Classroom


Faculty Focus is accepting article submissions for an upcoming special report on Diversity and Inclusion in the College Classroom. Articles should be between 750-1000 words in length.

From casual conversations to organized activism, today’s college students are shining a spotlight on race, cultural differences, and the need for more inclusive, respectful campuses. And faculty play an important role.

This special report will feature articles on the specific ways faculty can support a more inclusive teaching and learning environment. Potential topics include:

  • Managing difficult conversations around race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or cultural background. (These conversations could be a planned part of the curriculum or completely impromptu as the result of a campus or news event.)
  • Managing “hot moments” in the classroom—whether due to a polarizing topic or an inappropriate comment.
  • Creating a more inclusive curriculum.
  • Recognizing and combatting microaggressions.
  • Examples of culturally responsive teaching and learning practices you’ve incorporated with success.

If you are interested in contributing an article to this special report, please send an abstract and a two-three sentence bio to Mary Bart ( by Dec. 28. Use as your subject line “Diversity and inclusion special report.” If your initial abstract is accepted, we will need to receive the complete article by January 25, 2016.