Professional Development

Professional Development

DEI Professional Development

 Flyer for Fall 2021 DEI Certificate, please click on image for a PDF version of this image

Foundations of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Certificate

Module 1.1: Intercultural Development

We explore who we are- why differences matters, how to work across differences, how to identify differences, and how to leverage those to build collaborations and relationships that support all.

Monday, October 4, 12 p.m. - 2 p.m. ET
Thursday, October 7, 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. ET
 
Module 1.2: Systems of Power and Privilege

We explore systems of power and privilege, how those benefit some while marginalizing others, how they are institutionalized and intersectional.

Tuesday, October 12, 12 p.m. - 2 p.m. ET
Thursday, October 14, 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. ET
 
Module 1.3: Understanding Culture 

We explore culture, and how cultural values inform beliefs and behaviors. We learn how to identify our own cultural norms, and how those influence our interactions and assumptions.

Wednesday, October 20, 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. ET
Friday, October 22, 12 p.m. - 2 p.m. ET
 
Module 1.4: Identity Work

We explore social identity categories, identify the ones to which we belong, and examine how this influences our experiences in the world.

Tuesday, October 26, 12 p.m. - 2 p.m. ET
Wednesday, October 27, 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. ET
 
Module 1.5: Implicit Bias

We examine how unconscious or implicit biases we hold, based on our culture and identity groups, show up in our everyday actions and engage with strategies to uncover, explore, and counteract.

Monday, November 1, 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. ET
Thursday, November 4, 12 p.m. - 2 p.m. ET
 
Module 1.6: Microaggressions & Inclusive Language

We extend the conversation about implicit bias into the ways it manifests in microagressions, language, and appropriation, while trying out strategies to increase the inclusiveness of our language and eliminate microagressions.

Monday, November 8, 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. ET
Wednesay, November 10, 12 p.m. - 2 p.m. ET
 
Module 1.7: Ally, Accomplice, Advocate

We explore strategies to act as ally, accomplice, and advocate for our own groups, and for others, to build inclusive communities, and explore the tension between intent and impact.

Monday, November 15, 12 p.m. - 2 p.m. ET
Tuesday, November 16, 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. ET
 
 
*The certificate will require attendance to 7 modules to complete.  You do not have to complete modules 1.1 - 1.7 in order.

Congratulations to those individuals who have completed the Foundations of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Certificate. For a list, please click the link below.
List of DEI Certificate Recipients
 
Contact: DEI@Rowan.edu


 
DEI Certificate Module Training Requests

Are you interested in scheduling a training of one or more modules for your department, division, or another group of people? Please click here and fill out the form and we will get back to you to schedule!


Inclusive Pedagogy and Practices Certificate

General information flyer for the Inclusive Pedagogy and Practices Certificate, please click the image for a PDF version of this flyer

The Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is proud to present the Virtual Inclusive Pedagogy and Practices Certificate Program. This is a professional development opportunity for teaching professionals and professional staff interested in learning more about developing an inclusive educational environment throughout Rowan University. This certificate program is an excellent enhancement to your personal and professional development related to making our university a welcoming and accessible place for everyone.

Inclusive Pedagogy Track Description

Registrants in the inclusive pedagogy track will engage with content focused on classroom-based ideas and strategies that make those spaces accessible to as many students as possible from the outset of instruction (e.g., tips related to Universal Design for Learning (UDL) in the classroom).

Inclusive Campus Track Description

Registrants in the Inclusive Practices Track will engage with content focused on all non-classroom-based ideas and strategies that make the rest of our campus accessible (e.g., tips related to Universal Design for Learning (UDL) department meetings, office spaces, designing flyers, making presentations, giving campus tours, etc).

What to Expect

  • Synchronous (live) - scheduled sessions with the course instructor (5.5 hours total)
  • Asynchronous (on your own) - weekly readings, videos, and completion of activities (approximately 1 hour per week)
  • Culminating project - complete a project in which you will identify a barrier to inclusive practices and work to remedy the problem throughout the course

Registration

Registration for the Inclusive Pedagogy and Practices Module is limited to participants who have completed the Foundations of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Certificate.

Registration for Cohort 2 is currently full. Please check back regularly for information on registration for the next cohort.

IPP Certificate Recipients

Congratulations to those individuals who have completed the Inclusive Pedagogy and Practices Certificate. For a list, please click the link below.
List of IPP Certificate Recipients


Search and Hiring Committee Implicit Bias Training

The Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is excited to offer Implicit Bias training for Hiring and Search Committee members at Rowan University. Completion of this training will also count towards completion of the Foundations of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Certificate (Module 1.5). Please note that this training is only open to chairs and members of Search and Hiring Committees.

If you are currently or will soon be serving on a search or hiring committee, please register for an Implicit Bias training at the following link: https://rowan.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_cT7VhOoBGLX7p41