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Hot Moments in the Classroom

Activities in the Classroom

Dealing with Microaggressions

Bias in the Classroom

Inclusive Statements for Syllabi

  • Accessibility Statement
  • Multilingual Student Statement
    I am committed to making course content accessible to all students. If English is not your first language and this causes you concern about the course, please speak with me.
  • Name and Pronoun Statement
  • Student Sexual Misconduct Policy
  • Undocumented Students
    Undocumented students are welcome in this class. If you are undocumented, and need assistance with adding classes or anything else related to successfully completing courses or a degree at NIU, the Center for Latino and Latin American Studies can help you with advising, campus services designed for undocumented students, and other university resources. See Kristin Huffine, Director of Latino and Latin American Studies or Sandy López, Assistant to the Director, at the Center for Latino and Latin American Studies.
    Kristin Huffine: khuffine@niu.edu / 815-753-1531
    Email: slopez1@niu.edu / 815-753-8281

    Note: For all students addressing undocumented immigration as a category of analysis in class, do not use the word “illegals” in discussion. The term “illegals” promotes a culture of intolerance and violence toward foreign nationals and undocumented immigrants. A more accurate and non-offensive term is “undocumented immigrant.” The use of this language signifies respect to the population addressed and reflects our campus's most basic values of diversity and civility in academic discourse.

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