The NED was established to provide educational development opportunities that are designed by Minnesota State faculty and staff for Minnesota State faculty and staff. These opportunities help build awareness, develop knowledge, skills, and abilities, and provide space for reflecting and revising.
Equity 101: Spring 2024
February 12, 2024Free
February 12 – March 3, 2024
This three-week short course is sequentially designed to encourage reflection about the structural conditions that inform who we are and how we relate to others. Module 1 explores our individual position within the historical and systemic structures of privilege and oppression, and how those affect our values and worldview (especially as they relate to education and academic achievement). Module 2 considers the social component by turning our reflection outwards onto the identities of our students and institutions. Lastly, Module 3 encourages us to use our newly acquired self-awareness to examine the effect of inequitable policies and practices in our classrooms and campuses, and to build a professional development plan to continue developing our equity lens.
Course Learning Objectives
After completing this course, participants should be able to:
- Establish shared terminology surrounding equity and inclusion.
- Describe characteristics of an equity minded person.
- Establish a shared framework for understanding systemic privilege and oppression.
- Develop skills to reflect on your own identity, worldview, and practices, in order to uncover assumptions and practices that are inequitable.
- Identify individual and institutional threats to equity.
- Build an action plan for relentless reflection, lifelong learning, and measurable milestones at the individual, departmental, and institutional levels.
Faculty (Full-time and part-time), Instructional Designers and Technologists, Faculty Developers/Trainers, and staff.
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.
Use the RSVP tool below to register. There is a limit of 30 participants per 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.
This course is hosted and facilitated using the D2L Brightspace instance of Minnesota State called, MnSite.
Contact the Network for Educational Development.
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