Office of Equity and Diversity Offers Spring Training

University policy information sessions being offered for all staff and faculty!
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The Office of Equity and Diversity will host several information and training programs for all employees regarding University policy - your resources, roles and responsibilities. Some programs require registration.

The Office of Equity and Diversity in collaboration with Human Resources and the Provost, is offering a workshop for faculty and staff to guide participants through a series of reflective exercises that explore their understanding of race and ethnicity, privilege, bias and inclusion.

elizabeth-garcia1a.jpgPresenters include Elizabeth Garcia, Special Assistant to the President and Executive Director of the Office of Equity and Diversity, and Tara Fay, Faculty Coordinator of The Center for Teaching Excellence.

Two sessions have been scheduled and will take place in the Provost's Conference Room: 

Monday, Feb.12 from 3:00-5:00 p.m 

tara-fay.jpgMonday, Feb. 26 from 3:00-5:00 p.m.

Space is limited to 25 participants per session. Please choose the date that works for you.


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  • Emergency Evacuation Policy and Plans -

    Review of the University Personal Evacuation Guidelines for Students and Employees with Mobility, Auditory and Visual Disabilities. How and why to self-identify as someone who may need assistance during an emergency evacuation.

    Feb. 13 - 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
    Pearn Auditorium
    No registration required.
  • University Policy on Non-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment -

    Learn about the University’s Non-Discrimination statement and supportive policy, and what constitutes unlawful harassment and discrimination based upon protected classes.

    Feb. 14 - 3:30-4:30 p.m.
    Pearn Auditorium
    No registration required.
  • Title IX Adjudication Process Training -

    Another session has been scheduled for this important training for individuals willing to serve the University community in Title IX (sexual harassment and sexual misconduct) related matters supporting students, faculty and staff. Title IX process roles may include advisors, hearing panelists and informal process facilitators.

    Feb. 16 - 1:00-3:00 p.m.
    Zoom Meeting - Registration required.
  • Sexual Harassment and Misconduct Policy -

    Learn the definitions of what constitutes sexual harassment, where to report instances, get support for your self of students who may have experienced something, and the University process to address possible possible violation of policy.

    Feb. 21 - 3:30-4:30 p.m.
    Pearn Auditorium
    No registration required.
  •  Find the BEST Talent: Search Training for Staff Supervisors -

    Learn how to engage in Equal Opportunity Hiring Practices and eliminate implicit bias from your search for new hires.

    Feb. 28 - 3:30-4:30 p.m.
    Pearn Auditorium
    No registration required.
  • University Accommodations Policies -

    Reasonable accommodations may be provided to employees for reasons based on disabilities, pregnancy, or religious. Learn more about the policies and process.

    March 6 - 3:30-4:30 p.m.
    Pearn Auditorium
    No registration required.
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