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September 18, 2020

The Drake Institute is pleased to share news, information and resources from the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.

New Minor Announced:

The Department of Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies has announced a new Minor in LGBTQ+ studies . The minor will offer perspectives for students interested in examining the broad array of how people embody and express gender and sexuality.

Respectful Dialog Toolkit:

To achieve a fairer, more equitable and just society, conversations about race, inequity and difference are critical. The Office of Diversity and Inclusion, the Drake...

September 15, 2020

Cornell University’s Center for Teaching Innovation is offering a massive open online course (MOOC) for educators, Teaching & Learning in the Diverse Classroom , that guides instructors in exploring frameworks and strategies for building and sustaining inclusive learning environments. The course runs from October 1–31, 2020 on edX.org.

U.S.-based and higher-education-centered, the five-week course is for anyone with teaching responsibilities and any level of diversity expertise. Registration for the course is open now .

The course features:

compelling...
September 11, 2020

Are you looking for a supportive space to reimagine or develop a course writing assignment? Are you looking to adapt your assignments for hybrid or remote teaching?

We know that instructors are often negotiating time and various responsibilities throughout the semester. This three hour a week commitment — divided between asynchronous individual work and a 1 ½ hour synchronous collaboration with the Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) team and fellow participants — over four sessions affords several opportunities to:

(Re)design an inclusive writing assignment and assessment plan; Engage with instructors of writing from across...

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