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In addition to Inclusive Pedagogy events designed specifically for faculty, we also offer collaborative workshops aimed at bringing educators and students together to discuss inclusive teaching and learning at Vassar. 

For Instructors

In addition to the programming offered by the Faculty Director of Teaching Development, the LTRC offers support to anyone currently teaching through a variety of opportunities provided by the Director of Inclusive Pedagogy. Faculty and instructors are welcome to explore Teaching Tips on inclusive pedagogy and to engage in workshops that promote engagement in a variety of modes of teaching that center practices of inclusive pedagogy. See the list of workshops being offered this semester.  

The Director of Inclusive Pedagogy also offers confidential one-on-one consultations with individual instructors on a range of topics related to teaching, including course design, strategies for gathering formative student feedback, and approaches for creating an inclusive learning environment. Furthermore, upon request, the Director of Inclusive Pedagogy is also available to collaborate on workshops tailored to specific departmental or divisional needs related to teaching and learning. 

As practitioners of inclusive pedagogy, faculty are also invited to take part in the Student Teacher Engaged Pedagogical Partnership (STEPP) program, a partnership program that centers intentional dialogue about teaching practices in a semester-long faculty-student collaboration. Furthermore, instructors are welcome to get involved in the projects and working groups coordinated through Engaged Pluralism, which are open to everyone—students, staff, faculty, and administrators—and collectively focus on building communities of belonging, inclusion, and equity across campus. 

For Students

Students are encouraged to develop and enhance their academic skills by connecting with our Peer Academic Consultants (PACs)—students who are here to support your personal and academic success with free peer mentoring services in an informal and friendly setting. PACs are available to help with skills like time management, note-taking, study strategies, and more. If you are looking for support on developing any of these skills, please fill out this individual consultation intake form, and one of our PACs will reach out to you. Also, feel free to check out our FAQs about the Peer Academic Consultant program.

Students are also invited to consider taking part in the STEPP program as partners who consult with faculty on their teaching, and in the broader initiatives and working groups of Engaged Pluralism. Moreover, students are always welcome to reach out to the Director of Inclusive Pedagogy with ideas for collaborations or programming related to teaching and learning.

For more information about these programs, please contact Alexia Ferracuti, Director of Inclusive Pedagogy, at