Inclusion by the Numbers in CSU-Northridge Classrooms

Institutions committed to improving diversity & inclusion have always faced an interesting challenge. As efforts to promote diversity grow increasingly and measurably successful, the need to create inclusive environments for those diverse populations becomes more acute. How do we even start to measure progress towards that goal?

Below is a snapshot of NameCoach usage at California State University, Northridge, as students and teachers met each other during the first few weeks of classes during the 2017 Fall semester. Over 7,000 times in those first few weeks, across 250+ classes, someone took a moment to ensure that they could at least try to convey the message that ‘I respect you, you belong here.’

Kudos to the CSUN community.

Audio name pronunciation playbacks
Implementation: California State University-Northridge, Canvas LMS

Feature photo by Christian Kaindl on Unsplash

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