Beginning in the fall of 2021, the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion rolled out its inclusive education curriculum for faculty, staff, and learners across the college. The inclusive education curriculum is a multi-part framework that explores issues related to diversity, equity, and inclusion by bringing together speakers, media content, and one another for a wide range of engagement opportunities.   


Part I 

Shared Language - How do we understand privilege, oppression, and racism? How do those definitions impact the work of building an equitable learning environment? Before we can begin to explore issues related to diversity, equity, and inclusion, we have to come to a common understanding of what these terms and others mean. This foundation will set the stage for future educational opportunities. 


Part II 

Identity and Race - Identity is defined as “the condition of being the same with something described or asserted.” In relation to issues of inclusion and equity, identity is “one’s sense of self as a member of a social group(s).” Everyone has many identities with race often being the most salient. Race greatly impacts how we walk through the world and the quality of healthcare we have access to and receive.  By beginning to better understand the identities we possess as well as their sometimes contradictory nature, we can understand the impact they have on our lived experiences.    


Future Topics 

  • Racial Battle Fatigue and Trauma 

  • Free Speech 

  • Handling Patient Bias 

  • Identity and Gender  

  • Identity and Sexual Orientation 

  • Privilege Group Dynamics