Courses and Lectures
These available Courses and Lecures are a great source available for you to learn more about diversity, equity, and inclusion and why that’s important to us
Teaching & Learning in the Diverse Classroom
During this five-module course, we invite you to:
- reflect on your formative experiences as a learner and teacher,
- discover how and why social identities become salient in teaching and learning,
- explore strategies for creating and sustaining inclusive learning environments,
- consider curriculum, your discipline, and institutional change efforts,
- and make a plan for applying what you’ve learned to your unique circumstances and context.
This self-paced edx course from Cornell has a free trial available, during which you can explore all the resources and try out all the activities for the trial duration.
You have the option to pay $99 which will allow you to earn a certificate and take the checkpoint tests available in the course. If you decide to pay for access then you will still retain full access to the course, even after the course ends.
Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging for All
Learn about the challenges and opportunities inherent in working in diverse organizations. This transformative learning path reviews current thinking and best practices on essential topics such as bias in all of its forms, cultural competence, communication, allyship, and accountability.
- Define diversity, inclusion, and belonging.
- Engage in conversations about polarizing topics.
- Connect on a deeper level with colleagues and peers.
This LinkedIn Learning path is free with your Union account. You have the ability to go through the path, exploring 7 courses discussing DEI, and earn a certificate at the end of the path.
Diversity for Dummies: Making Multiculturalism Work
To build prosperous communities, nurturing schools, and innovative businesses; we require understanding of how to work with people from all walks of life. This course systematically prepares anyone interested in diversity and multiculturalism with important skills to make their environments more inclusive, safe, productive, and connected.
Concepts covered include the cultural, historical, and philosophical foundations of education in a multicultural society. We begin by outlining the principles of multicultural education, before looking at the connections between issues such as race, class, gender, and sexual orientation.
We also cover less addressed issues of diversity such as language, geography, religion, and the youth culture. Optional discussions, activities, and a range of additional readings deepen the learning so that anyone taking the class can put the ideas into practice right away.
This is a free course available on Udemy. You will have access to all aspects of the course. There is no certificate that comes with completion of this course.
"Race, Gender, Inequality and Intersectionality"
“Race Today: A Symposium on Race in America” brought a group of the nation’s most respected intellectuals on race, racial theory and racial inequality together to consider the troubling state of black life in America today. What are the broader structural factors that shape race today? How do these factors work on the ground and institutionally and what are the consequences? What are the ideas about race, and racial identities that enable the normalcy of stark racial differences today? In particular, what role do key ideas such as “colorblindness” and “post race” play in shaping perception and outcomes? What can be done to challenge ideological and structural impediments to a racially egalitarian society?
Kimberlé Crenshaw is a Distinguished Professor of Law at UCLA School of Law. Crenshaw teaches Civil Rights and other courses in critical race studies and constitutional law. Her primary scholarly interests center around race and the law, and she was a founder and has been a leader in the intellectual movement called Critical Race Theory.
This is a free lecture available on Youtube. This lecture was hosted at Brown University and has been referenced in other courses and by other universities.