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 ).
- 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.
Tuesdays 10:00-Noon (January 26, February 2 and February 9)
Monday 1:30-3:30( January 25 )& Wednesdays (February 3 and February 10)
Thursdays 3:00-5:00pm (January 28, February 4 and February 11)
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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
For slides and recording visit :
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)
Presenter: Cris Clifford Cullinan, Ph.D
Inclusive Teaching and Learning
Inclusive Teaching Practices Toolkit by Association of College and Universities Educators
Inventory of Inclusive Teaching Strategies, University of Michigan
Five Essential Strategies to Embrace Culturally Responsive Teaching
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
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
Center for Faculty Excellence (CFE )
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: email@example.com.
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.
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Office of Diversity Equity & Inclusion
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