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Anti-Racism

  • Bringing Anti-Racism and Allyship into the Classroom: Self-paced online course
    Anti-racism is the “active process of identifying and eliminating racism by changing systems, organizational structures, policies and practices and attitudes, so that power is redistributed and shared equitably” (from the National Action Committee on the Status of Women International Perspectives: Women and Global Solidarity). Building on the resources in a toolkit created at Wheaton College, this CIE self-paced course guides faculty and staff through eight steps to build a more anti-racist institution (note: although some of the steps focus specifically on teaching and classroom content / pedagogy, much of the material should be useful to anyone who interacts with students, whether in or out of a classroom). 
  • What does it mean to be an anti-racist ally?
    Resources to provide a starting point for those who want to take action to be more effective allies.
  • Anti-racism and Allyship in the Classroom: Discipline-specific resource list
    Suggestions and resources for instructors looking to advance racial and social justice across the curriculum, with a focus on discipline-specific applications and examples.
  • Allyship for the African American Community (June 2020)
    There are many specific actions you can take as an individual to strengthen your allyship and demonstrate your commitment to support our Black students, colleagues and community.
  • Teaching and Supporting Black Students: Advancing Student Needs in Times of Racial Crisis                                      A community wide online teach-in was held on Thursday, June 4, 2020 at 10am.

Inclusive Communication

  • Managing Challenging Conversations
    Suggestions and resources to help manage challenging moments and be a more effective upstander when microaggressions happen.
  • When Hate Happens
    Suggestions and resources for supporting our students, colleagues and classmates when there are incidents of hate that target specific communities.
  • Inclusive Language
    How we communicate can both reflect and perpetuate implicit biases so for many people, ensuring that we are using inclusive language can require a conscious effort to reflect on the implications of our word choice and to develop new habits. The resources on this page are intended to provide some guidance for that work.

Student Support

  • Supporting Student Whole Health
    This presentation reviews campus resources and how you can help students struggling with their mental and emotional health, well-being, basic needs insecurities and other crisis situations (title link goes to recording; the slides are also available)
  • Inclusive Student Support in the Virtual Environment (video series)
    This series of virtual discussions was offered in Summer 2020 and focuses on key principles of inclusive online student services. 
  • Teaching and Supporting the Whole Student (video series)
    An important aspect of equity-minded teaching and student support is understanding what is happening in students’ lives, as well as knowing about resources to which you may be able to refer students for help with a range of issues.

Teaching

  • Maintaining Equity and Inclusion in Virtual Learning Environments
    As SDSU strives to keep our students, faculty and staff safe in these unusual times, many faculty are wondering how they can ensure that they continue to serve ALL of their students. This guide provides suggestions and resources to help faculty continue teaching in ways that are equitable and inclusive as they move to teach face-to-face classes remotely.
  • Inclusive Pedagogy
    An inclusive classroom is one where ALL students feel welcome, safe to participate, and supported in their learning. This resource page provides links to multiple sources for strategies to create such an environment.
  • Diversity and Inclusion Syllabus Statements
    Your syllabus is often the first introduction students have to you and your course and is an opportunity to set a positive tone for everything that follows. Including a diversity and inclusion statement can be an important signal of your commitment to supporting ALL of your students.
  • Foundations of Effective and Inclusive Course Design: Online course, 8-10 hours to complete
    In this self-paced course, participants will learn about evidence-based and inclusive teaching practices and will develop learner-centered course learning outcomes, assessments and activities for multiple modalities. This is a good option for those who need ultimate flexibility and/or do not feel able to commit to anything time-bound this summer.
  • Closing Equity Gaps in Student Success
    This page provides a step-by-step process for individual faculty or department teams who are looking for evidence-based strategies.
  • Inclusive Teaching in the Virtual Environment (video series)
    This series of virtual discussions was offered in Summer 2020 and focuses on key principles of inclusive online teaching.
  • Identifying and Responding to Bias in Teaching Evaluations (recording), Fri March 26
    Students' evaluations of faculty teaching have long been used as a strategy to assess teaching effectiveness in college and university courses. However, recent calls for more equitable practices in retention, tenure, and promotion processes and studies concluding that women and faculty of color experience negative bias in student evaluations have led some to question their validity and utility. This workshop discusses how bias manifests in student evaluations and propose strategies for mitigating it.

Additional Topics

  • Working and Teaching Remotely
    Working and Teaching Remotely is an online program where members of the San Diego State Community can come together and get practical advice/suggestions on how to deal with the new environment we are all experiencing.