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Equity & Accessibility

At the TLC we strive to honor and enliven the principles and practices of equity-mindedness in all of our materials and resources. Importantly, the strategies we uplift often relate to the “how” of instruction — how we structure class engagement and assignments, make expectations for academic success clear, and create the conditions for equitable participation and engagement. Equity and inclusion are the backbone of all of UCSC’s teaching initiatives, so there may be overlap between the resources here and elsewhere on our site.

Equity-Minded Teaching

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These resources provide principles and practices that support instructors with addressing the needs and strengths of UC Santa Cruz students, with special call-outs for online and technologically enhanced courses. 

Antiracist Teaching

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These resources introduce instructors to the five practices fundamental to developing as antiracist educators, and point the way to additional resources, reading lists, and programs.

Designing for Accessibility

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These resources help instructors prioritize accessibility in the creation of course materials, thereby reducing barriers and making their materials more inclusive for all students.