Training and Collaborative Partnerships

The University's commitment to an equitable and inclusive University community is being expressed through a range of actions; in addition to policies and organizational changes and new programs and events, these include training and collaborative partnerships. 

The University will provide ongoing training for students, staff, administrators, and faculty in a variety of formats. Some of this work will be accomplished through the re-envisioned and expanded diversity and inclusion team under the leadership of the senior diversity and inclusion officer. Additional training and discussion opportunities will be developed and orchestrated by each school and within administrative units.

The investment in continual learning, education, and training at all levels includes:

  • Initiating a series of workshops for faculty, staff, and students. Designed for transformative dialogues, these workshops will cover topics such as anti-racism, racial healing, race-based privilege, being an ally, and types of bias (implicit and unconscious).
  • Launching an annual series of faculty-led inclusive pedagogy workshops for faculty across all schools.
  • Developing and launching an intergroup dialogue series for faculty, staff, and students. A nationally recognized model for social justice education, intergroup dialogue combines experiential learning and dialogue to examine issues of social group identity, privilege and oppression, and social action.
  • Providing specific training and learning opportunities for our Department of Public Safety.

The University will also create ongoing opportunities to build relationships with our community police departments and consider ways for collaborative diversity, equity, and inclusion training.