Many of these scheduled activities may include talking points, media/video, and discussion around topics such as racism and racial slurs, sexism, misogyny, classism, physical violence, and identity-based discrimination and harassment. The Office of Equity & Inclusion acknowledges that this content may be difficult. We also encourage you to care for your safety and well-being.
This community is designed to bring together DCTC faculty as we use data to explore strategies and techniques to support closing opportunity gaps.
The goal of the Seminar was to foster greater understanding of and competence in instructional practices that are successful for a diverse set of learners, with the understanding that this process begins with authentic self-exploration and is long-term and continuous. While it the seminar concluded in 2020, materials continue to be open for use and protected under a Creative Commons license.
Equity and Inclusion Free Virtual Training Series
At Dakota County Technical College and Inver Hills Community College, we believe equity and inclusion improve all aspects of our communities and we strive for an environment that encourages excellence and innovation. Successfully building inclusive campuses and workplaces relies on the fundamental principle that human diversity is our strength and these trainings are directly connected to this success.
More information and registration at https://mnscu.rschooltoday.com/public/getclass/category_id/500/program_id/5/subcategory_id/5982.
Books in the CTL Library
- Race After Technology
- Reading, Writing, and Racism: Disrupting Whiteness in Teacher Education and in the Classroom
Minnesota State System
The Office of Equity and Inclusion consults, advises, trains, and provides policy development in the areas of equity, inclusion, diversity, equal opportunity, and affirmative action. The office provides programs and services to support its colleges and universities, as well as the system office. In addition, the office partners with communities, businesses, and civic and educational organizations to impact student success, procurement practices, and campus climate.
Programs and services focus on:
- Strategic diversity leadership
- Program and professional development
- Policy and compliance
- Student success
- Evaluation, assessment, and accountability
- Community engagement
Culturally Responsive Pedagogy 2 (3 week short course)
Equity and Inclusion Coordinators Monthly Check In: April
Equity and Inclusion Coordinators Mid-April Check-in
Latinx students and the complicated history with Higher Ed (Webinar)
Equity and Inclusion Coordinators Monthly Check In: May
Teach Together Minnesota! (Conference)
Culturally Responsive Pedagogy: Faculty Learning Community Summer 2021
National and Open
Packback is a different kind of online discussion that teaches students how to ask effective, open-ended questions. Their Anti-Racist Discussion Pedagogy Guide provides a starting resource for instructors who want to adopt an Anti-Racist discussion pedagogy in their own classroom, regardless of discipline or course subject matter.
Peralta 2021 Online Equity Conference
The Peralta Community College District’s Online Equity Team, is facilitating its first Online Equity Conference that will take place virtually from April 21 to April 23, 2021. They welcome equity-minded students, educators, staff and leaders who represent colleges, universities, non-profit organizations and vendors from all around the world. Their goals are 1) to increase the visibility of efforts to increase learning equity in higher education and 2) to bring together institutions that want to share and adopt equitable practices for all online students globally.
REGISTRATION: Please register here. Conference participation will be FREE to make it accessible for everyone. Sessions will be spread throughout the day and recorded to accommodate busy schedules and global time zones. All you need to do is sign up!
Teaching & Learning in the Diverse Classroom course
Cornell University’s Center for Teaching Innovation is pleased to announce its Teaching & Learning in the Diverse Classroom course will be self-paced as of January 1, 2021. Facilitators and teaching centers now have the flexibility to plan learning communities in line with their local calendar. Consider leading a learning community on your campus. Request the facilitators’ guide.
U.S.-based and higher-education-centered, the five-module course is for anyone with teaching responsibilities, at any level of diversity expertise. Registration for the course is open now.
The course features:
- compelling voices and stories from students, faculty, and staff
- opportunities to reflect on social identity, both your own and students’
- an introduction to key research on inclusion and student-centered learning
- an emphasis on assessing your own course design through the lens of inclusion
- a learning community guide to help form a cohort at your institution.
The course is free (certificate option: $99).
Please contact the Center with questions or for more information.