Resources

CITRAL’s core mission is to promote epistemologically inclusive teaching, which we see building on four different domains of knowledge. In addition to learning knowledge, teachers and learners benefit from disciplinary knowledge, empathetic knowledge, and representational knowledge. This page includes resources relevant to the four domains of knowledge as well as materials from CITRAL workshops, CITRAL collaborations, and on program assessment.
 
For examples of syllabus language on policies, see this document co-created with Instructional Development and UCSB instructors. For quarterly teaching strategies by CITRAL and Instructional Development, see this Google folder.

Visit keepteaching.id.ucsb.edu for resources on remote teaching. It contains tutorials, workshop recordings, and contact information. The website is a collaboration between CITRAL, Instructional Development, and Collaborate, and all updated materials on remote teaching will be housed there. You can find student resources at keeplearning.id.ucsb.edu.

Antiracist Pedagogies

Articles

7 Recommendations for Helping Students Thrive in Times of Trauma: Leveraging the Neuroscience of Now (Mays Imad)

“Decoding/Recoding Whiteness: The Contemporary Moment, Some Theory, Some Autobiography” - Jill Magi

Decolonising Science Reading List - Chanda Prescod-Weinstein

How To Respond to Racial Microaggressions When They Occur

“How to Talk About Race” for Educators - National Museum of African American History and Culture

Reimagining STEM Education - Mays Imad

“Who Gets to be Afraid in America” - Ibram X. Kendi

Books

"A Talk to Teachers" - James Baldwin

Antiracist Writing Assessment Ecologies: Teaching and Assessing Writing for a Socially Just Future - Asao B. Inoue

How to be an Antiracist - Ibram X. Kendi (Bryan Dewsbury and Mays Imad are organizing a virtual book club on this book and how to enact its principles in teaching. Join the book club here.)

Teaching to Transgress: Education as the Practice of Freedom - Bell Hooks

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness(Chapter 5) - Michelle Alexander

“Tlilli, Tlapalli: The Path of the Red and Black Ink” - Gloria Anzaldua

Papers

Nothing to Add: A Challenge to White Silence in Racial Discussion (Robin D’Angelo)

Resource Compilations

Additional CITRAL Antiracist Resources Folder

Anti-Racist Resource Guide - Victoria Alexander

Antiracist Resources For Your 2020-2021 Teaching

Currents publications by the National Center for Institutional Diversity

Curricular Inventory and Reconsidering Our Curricular Resources

George Floyd Resource Compilation, compiled and maintained by @abjectcriticism

Some Resources For Having Discussions About Race in Class

Understanding Systemic Anti-Black Racism in the United States: A Reference List, maintained by Adrien Weibge

Short Readings

"Poetry is Not a Luxury" - Audre Lorde

Toward a Decolonizing Pedagogy: Social Justice Reconsidered - Carlos Tejeda and Manuel Espinoza

From UCLA’s Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion:

Creating a Positive Classroom Climate for Diversity

Diversity in the Classroom

Websites

GLCA/GLAA Resources for Anti-Racist Pedagogies - extensive collection with links

Data for Black Lives, founded by Yeshimabeit Milner and Lucas Mason-Brown

Other Resources

Toolkit for “Just” Science - Teaching Tolerance

Facilitating Difficult Race Discussions - Derald Wing Sue

Have additional resources? Please add any links or titles to the following Google Form. We will update this list with new items suggested there.

Antiracist Pedagogies/Resources Suggestions

General Resources

All CITRAL Workshops

Supporting Effective Student Reading

Creating Effective Assignments and Commenting on Student Writing

Seminar on Writing and Learning

Course and Syllabus Design

Active Learning and Encouraging Student Participation

Making the Classroom a Relationship-Rich Educational Environment, Peter Felten

Mentoring Undergraduate Research: Inclusive Practices for All Disciplines and Students, Peter Felten

The Undergraduate Experience: What Matters Most for Student Success?, Peter Felten

Mentoring for Success: Nurturing Excellence and Diversity in STEM, Kievan Stassun

Using Social Psychological Interventions to Improve Learning of All Students, Chandralekha Singh

"The Hardest Thing About Writing is Not Getting Enough Instruction": But How Do We Make What We Know about Writing Visible and Accessible to Students?, Elizabeth Wardle

Teaching and Learning: Ways of Thinking and Practicing

"Talk Matters: Investigating the Nature of Non-Content Classroom Language - Instructor Talk - That May Mediate Student Inclusion, Engagement, and Learning" and "Order Matters: Becoming Metacognitive About Teaching Choices and Aligning Teaching with how the Brain Learns", Kimberly Tanner and Mallory Rice

Additional Resources for "Talk Matters", Kimberly Tanner and Mallory Rice

Strategies for Managing Energy During Remote Teaching, Robby Nadler

Overviews of Research on Learning and Teaching

How People Learn I and How People Learn II, National Research Council
A consensus report providing a concise but extensive overview of learning. Volume I covers cognitive development, transfer, and expertise among other topics, while Volume II focuses on how contexts and cultures relate to learning.

"How to Teach Critical Thinking," Daniel T. Willingham
A recent paper on research into critical thinking, highlighting the importance of both discipline-specific core skills and using specific content to practice the skills.

Teaching Disciplinary Thinking

Teaching and Learning: Ways of Thinking and Practicing
A collection of resources for thinking about disciplinary practices from a CITRAL workshop.

Threshold Concepts: A Short Introduction and Bibliography, Mick Flanagan
An extensive website with bibliography, events calendar, and other resources on threshold concepts.

Decoding the Disciplines
A structured approach to identifying learning bottlenecks, modeling tasks, and helping students master challenging tasks.

More bibliography

Inclusive Teaching

Making the Classroom a Relationship-Rich Educational Environment, Peter Felten
Resources from a workshop on how to incorporate mentoring and inclusive teaching practices.

Mentoring Undergraduate Research: Inclusive Practices for All Disciplines and Students, Peter Felten
Resources from a workshop on inclusive practices to foster undergraduate research.

The Undergraduate Experience: What Matters Most for Student Success?, Peter Felten
Resources from a workshop on inclusive teaching practices.

Mentoring for Success: Nurturing Excellence and Diversity in STEM, Kievan Stassun
Resources for a workshop on inclusive mentoring in STEM disciplines.

Kimberly Tanner’s List of 21 Classroom Strategies to Promote Equity
This brief handout includes 21 clear and often easy to implement strategies to create a fairer classroom that invites everyone to contribute. A more detailed description is also available.

Inclusive Teaching, The American Society for Cell Biology
A collection of recommendations and readings on facilitating inclusive learning.

How People Learn II: Learners, Contexts, and Cultures, National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
A consensus volume on research on and recommendations for teaching across contexts and difference.

Teaching International Students: Pedagogical Issues and Strategies, Center for Research on Learning and Teaching, University of Michigan
A page with strategies to bridge differences in classroom practices, teach non-native speakers of English, and improve the classroom climate.

English for Multilingual Students Faculty Resources

More bibliography

Writing/Reading

Supporting Effective Student Reading
A collection of resources from a CITRAL workshop.

Creating Effective Assignments and Commenting on Student Writing
A collection of resources from a CITRAL workshop.

Seminar on Writing and Learning/a>
A collection of resources from a CITRAL workshop.

Teaching Resources, Sweetland Center for Writing, University of Michigan
The Center’s resources cover everything from low-stakes Twitter assignments to encouraging metacognition. The guides offer both research overviews and examples for hands-on application.

"Critical Reading Assignments,” Shelley Reid
A list of activities to support students in their reading.

More bibliography

Program Assessment

Engaged Assessment, CITRAL
CITRAL’s webpage on assessment.

CDC Approach to Evaluation, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Guidelines and recommendations for evaluations in public health.

Resources for CITRAL Collaborations with Other Institutions and Units

SEISMIC Literature
Resources for those involved in the SEISMIC initiative.

Sample Language for Syllabus Policies
Co-created by multiple instructors, Instructional Development, and CITRAL, this document provides examples of policy language including participation, plagiarism, accommodations, and campus services.