Teaching Resources

Teaching Resources

At the CEP, we aim to cultivate a base of scholarship, knowledge, and practical strategies on teaching and learning, with a dedicated focus on anti-oppressive pedagogy. We work quickly to develop timely resources and scholarly and creative interventions for faculty, students, and the Barnard community on a variety of topics. From our “Materiality, Embodiment, and Pedagogy Online” interviews to our guides on gender inclusivity and the return to the in-person classroom, the resources we develop are responsive to the needs of our community and a shifting educational landscape.

Featured Teaching Resources

Transition to In-Person Teaching Guide

As Barnard begins the transition from remote to in-person teaching and learning this upcoming fall, this resources provide guidance for instructors on what to expect this semester and offer practices to help you feel more confident and comfortable returning to the in-person classroom.

Gender Inclusivity Guide

This guide addresses gender inclusivity at Barnard, particularly in classroom settings. While many faculty and staff may identify as transgender, nonbinary, gender nonconforming, and/or gender questioning, our guide is specifically focused on supporting students who fall within any or multiple of these categories. Using gender-neutral language and respecting people’s pronouns goes a long way in making students feel a sense of belonging and allowing them to feel present in their learning experiences.

Working with Course and Teaching Assistants

Graduate teaching assistants and undergraduate course assistants are entrusted by the College and their departments to fulfill the responsibilities of an important and multifaceted role. Recognizing the complexity and significance of their position, we offer the suggestions, checklist, and resources below as an opening to thinking about how professors, undergraduate course assistants, graduate teaching assistants, and their students can work together in ways that are mutually beneficial, creative, dynamic, and both intellectually and personally enriching.

Crafting Community Agreements

This resource provides faculty who are interested in beginning to use community agreements with guidance about how to develop them. It also concludes by reflecting on how community agreements can be used to repair relationships rather than police dissent in the classroom. While this resource focuses on classrooms and different class formats, its recommendations can easily be adapted to many kinds of collaborations and projects that involve other faculty, students, and staff.