In an ever-changing, diverse world it can sometimes feel impossible to keep up and feel confident about your role in promoting equity to help create safe, inclusive, and welcoming campus.
The UNO Center for Faculty Excellence and STEM TRAIL Center have joined together to host a unique opportunity for hands-on virtual training by national leaders in advancing equity practices in educational settings.
On Monday, Oct. 18, Equity Institute will host three virtual labs as introductory training session to help understand concepts related to race, equity, and diversity. Open to all UNO faculty and staff, all sessions can be attended – or individual ones that are of particular interest.
Session One: What is Equity Anyways?
9 – 10:30 A.M.
Discussion of the curb-cut effect as it applies to educational equity and how to identify ways to make campus environments more equitable.
Session Two: How Do We Know What We Know?
11 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.
Exploring how we understand the development of socialization and opportunities for unlearning in higher education.
Session Three: History of Racism in the U.S. 101
1 P.M. – 2:30 P.M.
Defining the levels of racism in the U.S. and their deep impacts on higher education systems.
These sessions will also include an opportunity to discuss with colleagues and provide confidential post-training feedback to help campus leaders identify where UNO is making strides and where there is still work to be done.
“We want to understand how concepts of equity, culture, and are race experienced every day in higher education, and more specifically at UNO,” Center for Faculty Excellence Director Connie Schaffer said. “Understanding DEAI issues from the perspectives of staff and faculty, and where UNO may be experiencing challenges, is one step to creating sustainable change.”
About Equity Institute
Equity Institute develops and implements innovative solutions for building more equitable, diverse, inclusive, antiracist, and accessible learning and professional environments. They are an education-based nonprofit organization working to develop innovative systems that cultivate antiracist, people-centered communities for all learners.
About the University of Nebraska at Omaha
Located in one of America’s best cities to live, work and learn, the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) is Nebraska’s premier metropolitan university. With more than 15,000 students enrolled in 200-plus programs of study, UNO is recognized nationally for its online education, graduate education, military friendliness and community engagement efforts. Founded in 1908, UNO has served learners of all backgrounds for more than 100 years and is dedicated to another century of excellence both in the classroom and in the community.