Diversity and Inclusion Resources
Diversity and Inclusion Resources
- The Inclusive Excellence in Faculty Hiring [pdf 449k] guide offers guidance on how to mitigate bias in faculty recruitment, and strategies to recruit and hire faculty who share our values of diversity and inclusion. The university community benefits from the perspectives of individuals from different backgrounds and experiences, with increased student engagement and retention, and enriched classroom discussions as some of the key outcomes.
- Resources for social justice- and equity-focused educators - A page of resources for social justice and equity based topics for educators from CommonSense.org. Includes lesson plans, newsletters, feeds and articles.
Eight Levers to Shift Climate for Respect and Inclusion [pdf 194K] This handout encourages individuals to think "think about the ways in which more inclusive, respectful, and civil climates might be intentionally cultivated at the unit level". This handout was created by the University of Michigan's Respect in Striving for Excellence (RISE) Committee.
Facing History & Ourselves is a non-profit organization that "uses lessons of history to challenge teachers and their students to stand up to bigotry and hate".
Learning for Justice was initially founded as Teaching for Tolerance in 1991 by the Southern Poverty Law Center. They partner "with communities to dismantle white supremacy, strengthen intersectional movements and advance the human rights of all people".
National Equity Project is a non-profit organization dedicated to "transform the experiences, outcomes, and life options for children and families who have been historically underserved by our institutions and systems".
- Talking About Race was first launched in 2014, by the The National Museum of African American History and Culture as “Let’s Talk! Teaching Race in the Classroom.” The museum, which was the 19th Smithsonian institution, "is the only national museum devoted exclusively to the documentation of African American life, history, and culture".
Project Implicit is a non-profit organization founded in 1998 "to educate the public about bias and to provide a “virtual laboratory” for collecting data on the internet. Project Implicit scientists produce high-impact research that forms the basis of our scientific knowledge about bias and disparities".
- Social Justice Toolbox - Built by Meg and Danny: two social justice kids who wanted to bring their passions to the world (& the interwebs).
- SocialJusticeBooks.org - created in 2017 "to share critically reviewed selections of multicultural and social justice books for children, young adults, and educators". SocialJusticeBooks.org was created by the non-profit organization Teaching for Change. Their mission is to "provide teachers and parents with the tools to create schools where students learn to read, write, and change the world".
- Syllabus Review [pdf 6.4MB] - "A self-assessment of syllabi can lead to more race-conscious teaching approaches and practices". This tool is from the Race and Equity Center at the University of Southern California’s Rossier School of Education as part of their CUE Racial Equity Tools.
- Teaching for Change - has a 30-year history of "promoting education that provides students the skills, knowledge and inspiration to be agents of change for a better world".
- The Abolitionist Teaching Network - their mission is to "develop and support those in the struggle for educational liberation by utilizing the intellectual work and direct action of Abolitionists in many forms." In
- Anti-racism resources for white people [87.5k PDF] - compiled in 2020 Sarah Sophie Flicker, Alyssa Klein. "This document is intended to serve as a resource to white people and parents to deepen our anti-racism work".
- Zaretta Hammond "Culturally Responsive Teaching" - Zaretta is author of "Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brain". This video is from the San Francisco Public Library: For educators: This is a great recording of a Zaretta Hammond lecture on culturally responsive teaching.
- Civil Discourse Online - in this video, Cameron Kasky, one of the survivors of the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, and a March for Our Lives activist, offers some lessons learned and advice for having political discussions online. This is another great resource from Common Sense Education.
- 26 Mini-Films for Exploring Race, Bias, and Identity with Students - These great short videos and associated resources can help kick-start conversations about identity issues with students. Video series by the New York Times.
- Racism and Violence: How to Help Kids Handle the News - Learn about the best, research-backed ways to handle tough conversations with kids about racist violence in the media and news. This video is from the Child Mind Institute.