The Academy seeks to support, align and institutionalize existing efforts to shift campus culture and climate. We build and strengthen relationships to foster collaborative partnerships to further engage and learn with our community.
What Does it Mean to Be Here, Now?
Staff and faculty are invited to reflect, process, and dialogue on current events with The Academy and Office of the Ombuds through several open facilitated discussions. You can register for the session below:
Zoom Learning Sessions
The Academy for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is offering learning sessions delivered via Zoom.
Sign-ups are required as spots are limited.
- Foundations of an Inclusive Workplace
- Foundations of an Inclusive Workplace: Mindfulness
- Fundamentos para un lugar de trabajo inclusivo: Atención Plena
- In St. Louis: Ferguson Commission
- Phases of Culture Change: Key Influences
- Skills for an Inclusive Workplace
- Skills for Navigating Difficult Conversations (3 Part Series)
During this first phase of the Academy, we also hope to support units on campus as they think through and develop strategic plans and goals regarding diversity, equity and inclusion. We seek to be in partnership with units as they move from increasing awareness of the need for change to sustaining necessary shifts to norm a more diverse, equitable and inclusive campus culture and climate. If your unit seeks support and partnership with the Academy in this area, please complete the partnership form.
Over the past year, we’ve learned there are many individuals and areas of campus that provide our community with diversity and inclusion training, skill-building, and education opportunities. If you are a provider of such opportunities, we seek partnership with you to deepen support, increase alignment, and strengthen institutionalization of these existing opportunities. If you are in need of such resources or opportunities, we hope to help you in determining what pre-existing offerings on campus best meets your needs. Please contact Maricela Alvarado, our Associate Director for Learning, Skill and Capacity Building, at firstname.lastname@example.org for support or questions in this area.
Equity & Inclusion Council
The University has announced the creation of the Equity and Inclusion Council, a new standing body charged with continuing the work of the 2017 Diversity and Inclusion Commission report. If you are interested in learning more about the Equity and Inclusion Council you can visit the new website or sign up for updates.