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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
3 hours to complete

Leadership Challenges of the 21st Century

The system of higher education has grown from a complex history and evolving mission to serve the public good. Higher education leaders and administrators should reflect upon and consider this history and its implications for equity, diversity, and inclusion efforts on campus. This module will help you to recognize historical narratives and present day consequences on campus, from the way students are admitted to the buildings on campus.

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10 videos (Total 103 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
10 videos
Leading Toward Greater Inclusion, Diversity & Equity In Our Institutions & Society Part 112m
Leading Toward Greater Inclusion, Diversity & Equity In Our Institutions & Society Part 29m
Leadership & The Diversity-Inclusion Paradox13m
Leading Towards Equity13m
Map Exercise6m
Our Culture of Creating Knowledge14m
Tools for Developing Diversity, Equity & Inclusion11m
Past Decisions with Modern Impact2m
Defining Knowledge, Tools & Courage5m
2 readings
Module 1 Overview5m
Help us learn more about you!10m
2 practice exercises
Discussion Participation1m
Campus Map Labeling Activity & Discussion Participation1m
Week
2
3 hours to complete

Bias of Consciousness

Higher education institutions have been shaped through a history of exclusion. Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Women's Colleges, and Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) are a few examples of these institutions. This module will help you to understand the various structures, schools, and organizations that have developed as a result of historical exclusion and the role each plays in equity, diversity, and inclusion on campuses across the United States.

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4 videos (Total 63 min), 6 readings, 1 quiz
4 videos
A Word Regarding HBCUs36m
Institutional Type Leaders in Action: Part I10m
Knowledge, Tools, Courage4m
6 readings
Module 2 Overview5m
Video: Long Beach City College - "Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Conference" - Keynote Speaker: Daryl G. Smith 201235m
The Drama of Diversity and Democracy: Higher Education and American Commitments40m
Op-Ed: The Missing Students of Color and the Rest of Us10m
Dr. Betty Overton-Adkins10m
Video: The history and importance of the HBCU experience12m
1 practice exercise
Discussion Participation1m
Week
3
2 hours to complete

Contested Discourse

Social discourse is intertwined with modern issues faced by students on campus. Student movements develop in response to contested discourse and seek to change not only tensions on campus, but address social inequities as well. This module will provide background on contested discourse as well as highlight several student movements addressing contemporary campus issues.

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1 video (Total 3 min), 9 readings, 1 quiz
9 readings
Module 3 Overview5m
Video: Dog Whistle Politics18m
Racial Tension and Protests on Campuses Across the Country20m
Have We Learned Anything From the Columbia Rape Case?20m
I Too Am Harvard10m
Undocumented & Unafraid Movement5m
Video: Being Black at UCLA5m
Colleges need a language shift, but not the one you think10m
‘Political correctness’ has become a codeword for hate10m
1 practice exercise
Student Voices Discussion Participation1m
Week
4
7 hours to complete

Strategic Diversity Planning

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4 videos (Total 100 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
4 videos
Student Impact: Making Voices Heard1m
Introduction to the U-M Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Strategic Plan: Watch from 33:16 to 1:02:501h 30m
University of Michigan Strategic Diversity Plan3m
4 readings
Module 4 Overview5m
School of Education Strategic Diversity Plan30m
Enacting Diverse Learning Environments2h 20m
Making Diversity Work on Campus: A Research-Based Perspective10m
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Top reviews from Leading for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in Higher Education

By SPAug 23rd 2017

This is must take class for anyone in Higher Education! Learn more about diversity! So relevant for everything going on in the world today!

By GLDec 18th 2018

Compelling readings and videos. Very eye-opening.\n\nMain complaint: Not using gender-neutral pronouns.

Instructor

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Dr. John C. Burkhardt

Professor of Clinical Practice, Special Assistant to the Provost for University Engagement
Center for the Study of Post-Secondary Education

About University of Michigan

The mission of the University of Michigan is to serve the people of Michigan and the world through preeminence in creating, communicating, preserving and applying knowledge, art, and academic values, and in developing leaders and citizens who will challenge the present and enrich the future....

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