Every Learner Everywhere

Equity Principles for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education Strategy Guide

Equity Principles for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education is one of a series of teaching strategy guides published by Every Learner Everywhere for the purpose of highlighting how the three facets of our mission, equity in higher education, digital learning, and evidence-based teaching practices, can be applied in higher educational courses.

Equity Principles for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education details our network’s eight equity principles and their application to equitable teaching with the goal of redesigning postsecondary digital learning opportunities to more intentionally center the needs, outcomes, and experiences of Black, Latino, and Indigenous students, as well as students experiencing poverty.

The eight equity principles include:

  1. Put equity first
  2. Adopt an asset-based lens
  3. Reflect on biases
  4. Analyze systems
  5. Focus on outcomes
  6. Disaggregate data to the finest point possible
  7. Broaden participation
  8. Respect student experiences
Download Equity Principles for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education


Recommended citation:

Rodgers, A. and O’Sullivan, P. (2022) Equity Principles for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. Every Learner Everywhere. https://www.everylearnereverywhere.org/resources/equity-principles-for-teaching-and-learning-in-higher-education/

Every Learner Everywhere Teaching Strategy Guide Series

Other Related Resources

Pillar Resource

2023 Annual Impact Report

Annual Impact Report Cover with female student on campus holding laptop.

February 2024

In this report, you can read about the network’s impact in the areas of services, thought leadership, and student engagement. In addition, we recap our 2023 network convening, introduce our new Equity First Organization partners, feature some of our student interns, and give readers a preview of what’s ahead for the network in 2024.

Pillar Resource

Planning for Academic Continuity

Students walking on campus with Academic Continuity Plan.

August 2023

This guide presents results from an analysis of 100 academic continuity plans at U.S. colleges and universities. The results form the basis for recommended academic continuity plan best practices, tools, and templates academic leaders can use to maintain a plan that can be used in both short-term and long-term circumstances.

Pillar Resource

Time for Class 2023

June 2023

This 2023 study – the largest and longest running study monitoring digital learning in higher education – aims to identify the differences between student and institutional stakeholder experiences and preferences to suggest ways institutions and solution providers can address these differences.