Diversity and Inclusion Certificate Program

To: UCSC Faculty

From:  Herbie Lee, Vice Provost for Academic Affairs/Campus Diversity Officer for Faculty, Ashish Sahni, Associate Chancellor/Campus Diversity Officer for Staff and Students, Kimberly Lau, Chair, Committee on Affirmative Action and Diversity (CAAD)

The Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is excited to announce the course schedule for the 2013-14 Diversity and Inclusion Certificate Program. This free professional development opportunity is open to all staff and faculty. To complete the program, participants take six core courses and two elective courses. Each course is 2-3 hours in length and taught by different instructors. The six core courses address the following topics:

•    Diversity and inclusion at UCSC
•    Race/ethnicity and national origin
•    Disability
•    LGBT issues
•    Generational differences
•    Diversity change agents

Elective courses cover topics such as religious diversity, socioeconomic class, and veterans in higher education. For more information regarding the courses and the program, please visit: http://diversity.ucsc.edu/training/certificate_courses.html.

Participants can take the individual courses even if they are not pursuing the certificate. Although the courses do not focus on pedagogy, they offer an overview of the topics and issues relevant to any classroom. Registration begins September 3, 2013 (class size is limited). Our courses for this academic year officially begin on October 3, 2013

We encourage you to complete the program or take individual courses that are of interest to you. If you have any questions, please email: diversity@ucsc.edu.