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What is Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion?

DIVERSITY is the representation of all our varied identities and differences (race, ethnicity, gender, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, tribe, caste, socio-economic status, thinking and communication styles, etc.), collectively and as individuals.

EQUITY seeks to ensure fair treatment, equality of opportunity, and fairness in access to information and resources for all. We believe this is only possible in an environment built on respect and dignity.

INCLUSION builds a culture of belonging by actively inviting the contribution and participation of all people. We believe every person’s voice adds value, and we strive to create balance in the face of power differences. We believe that no one person can or should be called upon to represent an entire community.

(Source: The Ford Foundation)

White Privilege

White privilege is a concept that was developed and discussed throughout the 20th century. This video focuses on the academic article written by Peggy McIntosh in 1988 White and Male Privilege: A Personal Account of Coming to See Correspondences Through Work in Women’s Studies and her specific except taken from this article (Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack).

University Diversity Websites

  1. Increasing Inclusivity in the Classroom from Vanderbilt University
  2. Building Inclusive Classrooms from Cornell University
  3. Diversity and Inclusive Teaching from the University of Delaware
  4. RISDiversity: Community Narratives from Rhode Island School of Design
  5. Creating Inclusive Classrooms from the University of Arizona
  6. Diversity in the Classroom from Yale Center for Teaching and Learning
  7. Diversity & Creating an Inclusive Classroom from the University of Illinois
  8. Diversity and Inclusion in the Classroom from the University of Rhode Island
  9. Inclusive Teaching Resources and Strategies from the University of Michigan
  10. Strategies for Inclusive Teaching from Washington University
  11. Inclusive Pedagogy from Humboldt State University
  12. Diversity in the Classroom from UCLA Faculty Development

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