Join Dr. Joan Collier as she kicks off the Education as Disruption Virtual Intensive!
- Equity Fundamentals (TCC for Diversity Education and Bias Prevention, New Brunswick)
- GreenZone: Military Cultural Competence Training (Office of Veteran and Military Programs and Services)
- Microagressions: Impact & Interventions (Center on Research to End Violence)
- Safe(r) Space (Social Justice Education and LGBT Communities, New Brunswick)
Responding to Interpersonal Violence (Office of Teaching Evaluation and Assessment Research)
Improving Education with the Science of Learning: The Impact of Culture & Beliefs (OTEAR and Rutgers Global)
Not Your Inspiration: Dehumanizing Disabled People Through Misguided Praise (Office of Disability Services - RBHS)
Safe(r) Space (Social Justice Education and LGBT Communities, New Brunswick) (continued)
Speak Up! Responding to Everyday Bigotry
The EAD Intensive is a one-day virtual event providing an opportunity to take advantage of the diversity education and bias prevention offerings available universitywide and beyond. This year we have partnered with the Southern Poverty Law Center to host the Speak Up! Responding to Everyday Bigotry Workshop and continue to partner with the Diversity Education Network, a universitywide network of units engaged in equity, access, diversity, inclusion and justice capacity building.
The EAD Intensive is the first time Rutgers University has coordinated diversity educational workshops and trainings, providing Rutgers faculty and staff the opportunity to dive more deeply into topics including: how to support gender diverse and LGBT+ students, develop greater cross cultural competency in the classroom, support military-affiliated students, address microaggressions, engage in respectful behaviors when interacting with disabled folks, and learn about foundational diversity, equity and inclusion concepts and more!
The Intensive is open to all members of the Rutgers community. We are encouraging faculty and staff to attend knowing that this is one of the few opportunities for faculty and staff to deepen their equity, diversity, and inclusion knowledge and grow your capacity to act on this knowledge.
You should still register! Because there is a range of workshops to attend, you will have options to ensure you are interacting with new content.
Because space is limited, if you are unable to participate for the full day (9 am to 2 pm), we ask that you wait until March 7th to register to ensure that there is space for people who can attend for the full day.
Check out the latest installations of Education as Disruption hosted by Dr. Joan Collier.
Education as Disruption: Repairing Harm
Education as Disruption: Disability Bias
Education as Disruption: Religious Bias
DEN Trainings and Workshops
Green Zone - Military Cultural Competency Training
In studies conducted at colleges and universities nationwide, military-affiliated students reported feeling that other members of their campus community did not appreciate, understand, or respect their service. The training provides the Rutgers community and our partners with a general overview of military culture, structure and norms that govern those who serve and impact their transition from the military to college and the workplace. Professionals and students will walk away with the knowledge to more easily communicate with our military-affiliated students.
Safe(R) Space Training
Safe(R) Space is a campus wide program designed to visibly identify students, staff, and faculty peers who support the LGBTQIA population, understand some of the issues facing LGBTQIA individuals, and are aware of various LGBTQIA-affirming resources on campus.
Accessibility Training & Workshops
Office of Information Technology Accesibility is provided general web and digital accessibility training sessions. At the end of these sessions, attendees should be able to:
- Understand policies set by Rutgers regarding web and digital accessibility.
- Use scanning tools to test for accessibility issues on websites and documents.
- Know how to do manual testing on sites for accessibility issues.
- Understand common issues and how to fix them.
- Learn how to include accessibility during early site development efforts.
Microaggressions: Impact and Interventions
What are microaggressions and how do they impact staff, faculty and student experiences at Rutgers? This training explores how these daily verbal, behavioral or environmental indignities, whether intentional or unintentional, perpetuate negative stereotypes and cause harm. Participants will gain skills to identify and interrupt microaggressions, explore ways to ‘call-in’ colleagues and utilize microaffirmations to foster a safer and more inclusive community. This workshop was developed using an intersectional lens and seeks to amplify and prioritize voices of BIPOC, LGBTQ+ and other marginalized staff and faculty, who are disproportionately impacted by implicit bias and microaggressions.
Tyler Clementi Center for Diversity Education and Bias Prevention
We serve as a campus resource that promotes understanding and engagement on issues related to diversity and bias prevention, increasing the capacity of the campus community to engage across differences.