In times of crisis, academic nursing leaders must take care to ensure that vulnerable students do not get left behind. The following resources can help faculty account for the diverse needs of their students during this difficult time.
This publication by Dr. Damon Williams addresses the need for making culturally relevant decisions during the COVID-19 crisis. While understanding that we are each dealing with our own issues, we must keep asking Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion questions, at every point, to ensure we are reaching and serving our most vulnerable and marginalized populations. Recommendations are presented for maintaining community and belonging while we continue to build inclusive learning environments. Read the publication here.
This resource was developed by the Appalachian State University Inclusive Excellence Team to help faculty develop supportive classroom spaces for students during difficult times. The document goes into detail about what holding space for students looks like in practice and serves as a helpful guide for faculty that are experiencing a classroom environment change. Read the document here.
This article from Rice University offers strategies to address the issue of equitable access to the learning environment. The article goes into detail about how faculty and instructors can ensure that all students have access to the materials they need to succeed in the course when the learning contexts are rapidly changing. Tips from the article range from ensuring access to technology to adapting an asynchronous course model to accommodate students' schedules. Read the article here.
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