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Inclusive Excellence

Creating a diverse, equitable and inclusive campus environment is a high priority for the University of Oklahoma. Our vision is to promote and integrate inclusive excellence in our faculty recuritment and hiring practices, teaching, research and service. The newly created position of Associate Provost for Inclusive Excellence in the provost's office supports this vision.
The person in this position: 

  • Coordinates education and training for inclusive excellence in academic initiatives
  • Contributes to the insitution's efforts on recuritment and hiring of diverse faculty
  • Partners with campus stakeholders on developing programs that promote faculty development and education on DEI issues. 

 

COMING SPRING 2021

For Deans, Associate Deans & Provost Administration

10-hr course offered over a period of three weeks ( 2 hrs. contact time per week, with additional asynchronous content ). 

Learning Objectives: 

  • Examine aspects of their own identities and their relationship to systems of bias and oppression;
  • Assess their own biases and their prior knowledge of diversity, equity, and inclusion issues, identifying opportunities for learning and growth;
  • Develop skills to challenge biased attitudes and behaviors in themselves, others, and in campus systems with an emphasis on curriculum design and instruction, metrics for evaluating faculty research and student success, tenure, and promotion, and hiring and retention practices.

Schedule:
Cohort I
Tuesdays 10:00-Noon (January 26, February 2 and February 9)
Cohort II
Monday 1:30-3:30( January 25 )& Wednesdays  (February 3 and February 10)
Cohort III
Thursdays 3:00-5:00pm (January 28, February 4 and February 11)

Format:
Virtual workshop led by Anti-Defamation League (ADL) facilitators 

Number of participants per session: A maximum of 20 

Length of time: 10 hours over a 3-week time periodMaterials: Participant manual

If you have any questions about this posting, please contact Jane Irungu (janeirungu@ou.edu). 

Faculty Recruitment

Workshop for Chairs, Directors and Search Committees

December 1, 2020  1:30-3:30pm 

Recording:  Available upon request 

Slides: Available upon request. 

1. Getting the Search Started (formation of search committees, composition, and training) by Kelvin White, Associate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences 

2. Active Recruitment and Support for URM Faculty by Jane Irungu, Associate Provost for Inclusive Faculty Excellence 

3. Implicit Bias (screening of candidates, rubrics, interviews, etc.) by Sherri Irvin, Associate Dean, Graduate College 

4. Campus Visits and Post Recruitment and Retention Practices by Lori Snyder, Interim Vice Provost for Faculty

5. Interfolio Basics for Search Committees (how to generate diversity reports, etc.) by Karen Horne, Center for Faculty Excellence

Seeking Cultural Consciousness and Competence in Hiring

A 5-hr comprehensive workshop for faculty search committee chairs. Search committee members are encouraged to sign up.

December 10, 2020   10-12:30 (part I)  &  2:00-4:30 pm (part II)

CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS ABOUT THE WORKSHOP. 

Presenter: Cris Clifford Cullinan, Ph.D 

Additional Resources

Inclusive Teaching and Learning

6 Quick Ways to Be More Inclusive in a Virtual Classroom 

Inclusive Teaching Practices Toolkit by Association of College and Universities Educators 

Inventory of Inclusive Teaching Strategies, University of Michigan 

A Guide to Inclusive Teaching

Five Essential Strategies to Embrace Culturally Responsive Teaching 

How to Make Your Teaching More Inclusive 

Anti-racist Pedagogy Reading List 

Pedagogies of Care: Open resources for student-centered and adaptive strategies in the new higher-ed landscape 

Ten Small Steps for Department Chairs to Foster Inclusion (Inside Higher Ed 6/5/20). Retrieved June 5, 2020 

Best Practices for Inclusive assessment 

Readings

What to read, listen to and watch to learn about institutional racism (Public Broadcast Radio 6/5/20). Retrieved June 5, 2020 

How to teach about race and racism: Chronicle of Higher Education 

Antiracism: Books and other resources addressing systemic racism and ways to combat it

Decolonizing the University

Professional Development

Center for Faculty Excellence (CFE )

Connect with CFE for resources on teaching, research, leadership and community engagement 

National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in American Higher Education (NCORE)

Connect with OU's SWCHRS to access NCORE's  Webinars on Demand on issues related to diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice in higher education and society in general. Questions? Email:  ncore@ou.edu.

National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD)

The NCFDD is an independent professional development, training, and mentoring community for faculty members, postdocs, and graduate students.

OU is a member of NCFDD

To initiate your free Membership, complete the following steps:  

1) Go to http://www.facultydiversity.org/join

2) Choose your institution from the drop-down menu.  

3) Select “Activate my Membership”  

4) Complete the registration form using your institutional email address (i.e. @InstitutionalEmail.edu)  

5) Go to your institution email to find a confirmation/welcome email. Click “Activate Account” in the email.  

If you have any questions about the membership, please contact cfe@ou.edu. If you have any technical questions, email NCFDD at Membership@FacultyDiversity.org

Other Resources

Tomorrow's Professor Postings: Online faculty development. Stanford University 
Over 1600 postings under the following categories:

  • Tomorrow's Academy
  • Tomorrow's Graduate Students and Postdocs
  • Tomorrow's Academic Careers
  • Tomorrow's Teaching and Learning
  • Tomorrow's Research

Faculty Focus: An online resource on higher Ed teaching strategies

Office of Diversity Equity & Inclusion

OU's DEI office offers different educational forums for faculty and staff 

OU Diversity Statement

The University of Oklahoma is committed to achieving a diverse, equitable, and inclusive university community by embracing each person's unique contributions, background and perspectives. The University of Oklahoma recognizes that fostering an inclusive environment for all, with particular attention to the needs of historically marginalized populations, is vital to the pursuit of excellence in all aspects of our institutional mission. This enhances the OU experience for all students, faculty and staff and for the communities we engage.

Read more about OU's Goals for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion 

Helpful Links

Gender + Equality Center

Institutional Equity Office

Accessibility and Disability Resource Center