Equity and inclusion on our campus

Equip is a scalable, effective, 3-part blended learning program specifically designed for education professionals in the United States

Equity, Identity, and Inclusive Pedagogy
EQUIP

Why Equip?

Diversity exists on so many levels in our educational institutions, and it can be challenging to address the various realities that exist around diverse identities. However, if supported by the right frameworks, knowledge, and practical application, diversity helps expand, grow, and excel. As educational institutions, we have a responsibility to support all identities.

Equip offers that support, by offering bite-size content in three parts:

  1. Foundations, with models, frameworks and a language to talk about diversity

  2. Historical context around key marginalized identities

  3. Practical applications for you as faculty and staff

How It works

Equip is designed as a blended learning training.

  1. It allows you to go through the content at your own pace.

  2. You engage with others by responding to reflection questions and discussion forums

  3. You can download handouts with key information

  4. You participate in self-guided communities of practice with your peers at your institutions. Equip provides you with the full detailed curriculum, for your communities of practice.

All in all, the full program offers 10 hours of high level training: The online content, with short engaging animated and youtube-style videos will take about 5.5 hours, depending on how much time you spend on the reflections and discussions. The in-person communities of practice with your peers are scheduled to take about 4.5 hours.

What’s Included

Equip consists of 14 distinct modules ranging from relevant frameworks, microaggressions to racial inequity, to online teaching. Each module includes focused content, thoughtful reflection questions, group discussions, and helpful handouts.

Besides the online content, you will receive detailed session outlines for three self-guided communities of practice with your peers at your institution/organization. These communities of practice support application of the content to the reality of you and your institution/organization.

Upon starting the course, you will become part of an online community of practitioners across the US, going through the same Equip course, and having similar experiences and questions as you have.

Educational Goals

Foundations

1. To understand the needed skills and competencies on how to deal with diverse learning audiences.

2. To critically examine the origin and impact of various implicit and explicit biases, especially reflecting on one’s own.

3. To suspend judgment and to manage prejudice.

4. To understand and analyze inequities related to one’s own and other’s identities.

5. To understand the importance of managing emotions (own and other’s) when interacting with diverse learning audiences.

6. To learn how to allow ambiguity, and foster curiosity and empathy, as key cornerstones for engaging with diverse learning audiences.

Putting it into practice

7. To learn best practices for creating, enhancing and delivering curriculum and course design for diverse learning audiences.

8. To improve pedagogy to be inclusive, such as methods of student-centered teaching, and mindful teaching practice.

9. To increase comfort and success when communicating and engaging with diverse learning audiences, especially when holding difficult dialogues.

Course Walkthrough

Integration & Customization

Equip is delivered through TalentLMS, a leading Learning Management System (LMS) with extensive data security features, accessibility, and compliance. Our course will be able to meet all the specific needs and requirements of your institution.

We offer white labeling options that allow Equip to fit the look and feel of your institution. Change colors, add your logo, and even add custom material throughout the course.