Diversity and Inclusion
The University of North Dakota is committed to the inclusion and equity of our students in and out of the classroom. We aim to support and celebrate the diverse backgrounds of students that reflect the globalized world we live in today. Through consultation support and programming, our goal is to provide faculty and staff with strategies and tools to confidently engage with and understand their diverse students, as well as have the skills necessary to cultivate an inclusive space in their classrooms and workplaces.
Across these sections resources, academic and practitioner-focused articles and media, are provided to support the development of diversity and inclusion knowledge, tools, and strategies for teaching and learning in higher education.
The diversity on our campus is critical to the teaching and learning experience for students, faculty, and staff. We are called to support students’ development of intercultural knowledge and skills as well as create learning environments that support the academic success for all our students.
Students’ and faculty, visible and invisible, identities and roles shape their college and classroom experiences, engagement, and equitability. As facilitators and mentors, it is imperative that we develop knowledge about individuals different than ourselves, engage in self-reflection and self-awareness, and utilize classroom practices that promote an inclusive, constructive, and respectful learning environment and relationships.
Literature addressing how concepts and strategies that promote diversity and inclusion in the STEM disciplines have grown in depth and breadth. Faculty and staff in the STEM fields will benefit from discipline-specific skills and tools necessary for engaging with diversity in a meaningful manner and promote inclusivity in their labs and classrooms.
The Transformative Teaching and Development Academy offers numerous learning and engagement programs for faculty and staff that challenge and engage participants to consider diversity, equity, and inclusion as necessary elements of teaching, learning, and work environments. Included here are TTaDA trainings and sessions that will be offered to campus broadly and can be brought and tailored to colleges, departments, and offices.
Across campus there are numerous opportunities available for students, staff, and faculty to engage in professional development for diversity and inclusion in and out of the classroom. If you have an event or training that you would like have included here, please contact TTaDA.