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Inclusive Teaching Through Active Learning

​​Inclusive Teaching through Active Learning

Teaching strategies that emphasize structured active learning can create more equitable classrooms and improve learning for all students. As an introduction to inclusive teaching techniques, Professors Kelly Hogan and Viji Sathy of the University of North Carolina asked participants to reflect on inequities and diversity in their classrooms through interactive, hands-on activities. After providing a framework for inclusive design and their own research results, Hogan and Sathy led participants through active learning exercises and case studies that explored inclusive techniques. Drawing upon their own teaching experiences and educational research, they modeled approaches that can be readily implemented with any discipline or class size to help all students achieve to their potentials.

Presenters' Biographies

Dr. Kelly Hogan and Dr. Viji Sathy

Dr. Kelly Hogan and Dr. Viji Sathy are both award winning instructors with a combined 25+ years in the classroom at the University of North Carolina. They are passionate about student success, equity, and inclusion in the classroom. They have expertise on inclusive techniques and active learning in any size crowd, because both teach courses routinely with hundreds of students. On their campus, they lead innovative classroom and diversity administrative initiatives that benefit all students, faculty, and staff. Both are leading the campus in curriculum reforms, bringing course-based undergraduate research experiences and makerspace courses to all disciplines.

Kelly and Viji have shared their work with faculty through hands-on workshops at numerous types of institutions. Both are featured experts in ACUE's Course on Teaching Effectiveness, have been active in the scholarship of teaching and learning in their respective disciplines of biology and statistics, and their work has been featured in a number of national publications such as The Chronicle of Higher Education and The New York Times.

Presenters' Social Media

Twitter: @vijisathy@DrMrsKellyHogan#inclusiveteaching#inclusiveclassrooms

Presenters' Pronouns and Pronunciation

Both Drs. Hogan and Sathy use the pronouns she, her, and hers. Dr. Sathy’s name is pronounced Viji (rhymes with Pidgey) Sathy (rhymes with Cathy).

Workshop Objectives

  • Explain the inequities that arise in an unstructured learning environment.
  • Describe techniques that add structure and equity to a classroom.
  • Brainstorm ways to reduce the inequities in your own courses.


11:00 am - 11:15 am
Welcoming Remarks
11:15 am - 12:15 am
Interactive Keynote
12:15 am - 1:00 pm
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Watch the keynote video here (requires authentication).