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Equity 101 for Deans: Fall 2023

September 11

NED: Academic Equity

September 11 – October 1, 2023

Short Course


This course is comprised of a series of modules designed to prepare deans to better support and encourage the academic equity work of faculty. The content will also prepare participants to employ inclusive leadership practices that can help advance and sustain the equity work of faculty at the institutional level.

Course Learning Objectives 

After completing the course, participants will be able to:

  • Differentiate between institutional equity and academic equity.
  • Describe the role of faculty in achieving academic equity through curricular and pedagogical interventions.
  • Identify strategies that can facilitate and support the equity work of faculty.
  • Distinguish between contingent-reward leadership and transformational leadership.
  • Evaluate institutional-level strategies that can support and sustain equitable organizational change.

Suggested Audience 

Minnesota State college and university deans.

Estimated Time Commitment 

Most participants are able to complete this course by committing 4-6 hours per week. 

Reflect on your Professional Development 

As you progress through this course, please consider how you can use the assignments as a way to highlight your work on your Professional Development Plan. Consider sharing your work with your leadership team. 

Registration Required

Use the RSVP tool below to register. There is a limit of 30 participants per course.

Because we need time to enroll participants into the corresponding D2L Brightspace Course site, we will close RSVPs the Friday prior to the start of this course.

Reminder Coming:  We use the email address you provide to send a calendar appointment to remind you of the start date of this short course.

Accommodations: If you require accommodations to participate in this event, please send an email to the facilitator at the bottom of this page.

Course Location 

This course is hosted and facilitated using the D2L Brightspace instance of Minnesota State called, MnSite.


Contact facilitator √Ālvaro Marmolejo Davis.


September 11
Event Category:


Academic Equity
Developing Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

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