Supporting Transgender and Gender-Nonconforming Students

Creating an inclusive learning environment not only helps your students learn but also enhances our greater learning community. The following provide helpful guidance and insights into what it means to create an inclusive environment for transgender and gender-nonconforming students.

In a recent Faculty Focus post, Sherry Zane, PhD, provides some terrific guidance on how to support trans-identified and gender-nonconforming students in her post “Supporting Transgender Students in the Classroom.” The Chronicle of Higher Education has published a  Webby-nominated video, “ ‘Ask Me’: What LGBTQ Students Want Their Professors to Know,” which provides insights into the challenges and safety issues that LGBTQ student leaders face on their campuses. You also might find helpful Vanderbilt University’s comprehensive resource page on inclusive practices when teaching gender-nonconforming students.

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