Diversity and Inclusion

Workshops and Training

2021 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Summer Institute

In Collaboration with Malone Center for Excellence in Teaching

August 16-17, 2021

Session Objectives

  1. Develop common language for leading conversations about diversity, equity, and inclusion
  2. Examine concepts related to cultural proficiency and how they can be applied in educational contexts
  3. Collaborate with colleagues to analyze how strategies can be applied in content-specific areas
  4. Apply strategies to promote equity and advocacy and foster increased access and opportunities for all students

Monday, August 16

Session 1 Overview: Dimensions of Racism and Antiracism and Connections to the Classroom Context: Participants will examine concepts related to diversity, equity, and inclusion to promote increased awareness, enhanced critical consciousness, and dispositions for advocacy. This session will explore education-related implications regarding dimensions of racism and antiracism, specifically consideration of strategies that can be facilitated across content areas to promote antiracist knowledge, skills, and dispositions.

8:30-9:00 am               Light Breakfast

9:00-9:15 am               Introduction and Workshop Overview

9:15-9:45 am               Icebreaker

9:45-10:30 am             Dimensions of Racism: Content Exploration and Activity

10:30-11:30 am           Avoiding Racial Detours and Mapping Layers of Racism

11:30 am-12:30 pm     Lunch (available in Wills 201)

12:30-1:15 pm            Mr. Jason Perry, UM Student Diversity & Retention Coordinator/Director of MADE Program: “Increasing Access and Opportunities for All Students”

1:15-2:00 pm              Fostering Equity and Antiracism: Content Exploration and Application

2:00-2:45 pm              Faculty Collaboration/Application of Concepts Related to Racism and Antiracism

2:45 pm                       Reconvene for Debrief of Day 1 Learning

3:00 pm                       Conclusion of Session 1

Tuesday, August 17 

Session 2 Overview: Application of Social Justice and Cultural Proficiency to Teach to Transform: This session will explore concepts related to social justice and cultural proficiency.

Participants will consider how to apply theories and strategies to promote increased educational equity and social justice for students in university settings.

8:30-9:00 am               Light Breakfast

9:00-9:30 am               Introduction and Reflection Activity

9:30-11:30 am             Dr. Lolita Kincade, Assistant Professor of Human Development and Family Studies: “Social Justice Advocacy: Enhancing the Work of Educators”

11:30am-12:30 pm      Lunch (available in Wills 201)

12:30-1:30 pm             Cultural Proficiency: Content Exploration and Activity

1:30-2:30 pm              Faculty Collaboration/Application of Concepts Learned Related to Antiracism, Social Justice, and Cultural Proficiency

2:30-3:00 pm              Reconvene for Large Group Share and Commitment Statements

3:00 pm                       Conclusion of Institute

Additional On-Campus Trainings

Safe Zone

The Safe Zone program aims to increase awareness, knowledge, and sensitivity about important issues affecting LGBTQ+ students, faculty, and staff to foster a safe, welcoming climate at the University of Montevallo. Our guiding assumptions are that all learning and work environments should be safe and free of sex- and gender-based discrimination, prejudice, and harassment; further, the environment should be one in which every student and employee is free to thrive on an academic, professional, and personal level based on respect and dignity. We believe it possible to adhere to individual moral and ethical perspectives and religious beliefs while behaving respectfully to all people. For more information about this particular training, please contact Safe Zone.

Educational Resources

Teaching Tolerance, Southern Poverty Law Center

Equal Justice Initiative

Race Forward

Learning Policy Institute

Equity Literacy Institute

Colorin Colorado


National Council of Social Studies