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Supporting Diverse Learners

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How can you best support diverse students?

Positive student health, well-being, motivation, and sense of belonging underpin any successful learning. These needs must be supported first before any truly impactful learning can take place.

  • Setting Norms and Commitments: How do you work with students to establish some clear norms and expectations for online learning? How do you and your students get on the same page about what it means to learn online? This page offers some tips to support clear expectation-setting in a class from the start.
  • Building Inclusive Community: A major concern for many instructors pivoting to online teaching is how to build a sense of community. We offer some tips on ways that you and your students can build community in a fully virtual environment.
  • Student Support Services: Stanford offers a wide-array of services and resources to students. This comprehensive list is organized by service type.
  • Supporting Students with Disabilities: Stanford University is committed to supporting a diverse community that includes students and staff with disabilities. This page describes resources related to the academic accommodation process.