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Foundations of Diversity and Inclusion seminars

Logo with the words Foundations of Diversity and Inclusion under birds flying in a circle.

Logo with the words Foundations of Diversity and Inclusion under birds flying in a circle.

The Foundations of Diversity and Inclusion seminars will be offered through the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Technology throughout the spring. The sessions are open to faculty and staff, but registration is required. The workshop is limited to 20 participants in order to encourage interaction among the participants so please register early.

The seminars tackle tough questions involving culture, identity, and responsive teaching in a friendly, non-threatening environment. All seminars will be held in the Instructional Technology & Development Center. Spring seminars include:

Privilege and Power – Noon-1:30 p.m. Friday, April 5

CTLT offers a certificate to those who have completed all three seminars. Participants who have taken one or two of the seminars in the past can earn a certificate by completing the series. The series has been offered three times in the past and so far, 24 people have completed all three workshops.

Series facilitator Mayuko Nakamura said the workshops allow people to explore the concepts of diversity and inclusion in a safe environment. “It’s a place where participants don’t have to worry about saying wrong things or asking questions that may offend others,” she said. “Research shows people have anxiety talking about these topics and often avoid deep conversation. The hope is that this series helps the participants feel more comfortable talking about diversity topics as well as working more efficiently with students of color and from minority backgrounds.”

All seminars fall under the AAC&U High-Impact Educational Practice of Diversity/Global Learning.

Find out more information at the CTLT Foundations of Diversity and Inclusion website.

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