Incorporating Discipline-Specific Diverse Sources into the Curriculum

The Diversity and Inclusion in the Curriculum and Education Subcommittee (DICE) centers the recognition of the intellectual value of diversity and inclusion. DICE’s role is to develop resources that encourage the incorporation of diversity and inclusion in the curriculum and in the college’s overall educational practices.

The following resources may be useful for faculty as they review existing courses or develop new courses to ensure that the course content and their pedagogy is inclusive of diverse perspectives.

This is a working document. Please check back frequently and comment or email us (DICE.Subcommittee@gmail.com) if you have anything to add! We welcome your insights, critiques, and suggestions!


Find Library and Academic Internet Resources

City Tech Library resources and searching the internet can help you identify diverse sources for your courses. You are welcome to contact the City Tech library subject specialist for your department or program with questions about finding resources in your discipline.

Recommended databases include:

Search using:

  • terms for your discipline, for example, literature or physics, AND
  • terms like inclusive, diversity, or anti-racist, AND
  • terms like pedagogy, curriculum, or classroom environment.

For more detailed search strategies and resources, review “Diversity and Inclusion in Course Materials: A Practical Approach,” a webinar presented by USC Libraries. 

Consult Your Academic and Professional Organizations

Many of us belong to academic or professional organizations in our disciplines or areas of expertise, and it’s worth consulting their websites, where you may find:

  • interest groups or committees devoted to diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • teaching resources for diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • scholars from marginalized groups who may publish on topics relevant to your courses

Browse Discipline-Specific Diverse Sources

Again, you are welcome to contact the City Tech library subject specialist for your department or program with questions about finding resources in your discipline. Michigan State University Libraries has published a discipline-specific guide to inclusive teaching that you may find useful. Information on the guide is organized by department or program at the university, and each department’s page is linked to below.

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