Spring 2022 Diversity Learning Series
The Office of Inclusive Excellence is pleased to offer a Diversity Learning Series, a collection of workshops on issues related to equity and inclusion. The workshops are open to all faculty and staff. The purpose of the series is to offer content knowledge and practical skills, based largely on the results of the Diversity Mapping Project and the Campus Climate Study. The primary outcome is to promote a positive campus environment for student, faculty, and staff success, with renewed attention to the socio-political climate, and following the University Strategic Plan Priority 2: Inclusive Excellence.
Certificate of Completion: The issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion are becoming increasingly broad and complex. To acknowledge those faculty and staff who have acquired a foundational base of content knowledge and skills, we are offering a Certificate of Completion to those who complete the core courses as well as 1 elective (NCBI, Safe Zone, or Social Justice Dialogues) within 2021-2022 academic year*.
Campus Partners: The Office of Inclusive Excellence and various campus offices partner to make this series possible. These partners include the Center for Black Student Success, College Support Programs, the Otter Cross-Cultural Center, and the Personal Growth and Counseling Center. Additionally, some campus staff and faculty are providing their expertise as presenters for workshops. Thank you to all who are contributing to this series.
*Or a minimum of 4 total elective hours
Asynchronous: Diversity at CSUMB: How diverse and inclusive are we? / iLearn
Facilitators: Brian Corpening, Ph.D., Associate V.P of Inclusive Excellence & Nizhoni Chow-Garcia, Ph.D., Associate Director of Inclusive Excellence
The purpose of this course is to give participants an understanding of diversity at CSUMB - the diversity demographics, data & initiatives, as well as the goals and values of the campus around promoting a more diverse and inclusive campus.
This course is asynchronous and can be taken anytime during the Spring semester. Once you register, we will send you a link with directions to iLearn.
Virtual: Power, Privilege & Oppression
This course begins to analyze how power operates through policies, systems, and structures. Participants will develop a historical context for understanding oppression, privilege, power, resistance, and social change. Participants will also reflect on one's own multiple identities within history and society and examine how power and privilege can hinder community building in the workplace.
Facilitators: Phuong Nguyen, Ph.D., Associate Professor HCOM
Date: February 16, 2022
2:00pm — 3:30pm
Asynchronous: CSU Got Talent Webcast
(1 hour; share screenshot acknowledging completion)
While most people in the United States sincerely reject prejudice and discrimination, many of us exhibit patterns of unwitting bias in our thoughts, feelings, and actions—and displays of explicit intergroup hostility and division are increasingly visible as well. This interactive session will explore the social, cultural, and psychological origins of intergroup biases, and the most problematic effects such biases can have in higher education and the workplace. We will also explore strategies that individuals and institutions of higher learning can employ to combat prejudice, stereotyping, and discrimination.
This course is asynchronous and can be taken anytime during the Spring semester.
The NCBI Welcoming Diversity Workshop is an ideal training for CSUMB students, staff, faculty and other campus community members who wish to develop their multicultural sensitivity, challenge the preconceived notions we were all taught about various groups of people, learn to be better allies, and take pride in their own complex identities and cultural affiliations. Student leaders and members of identity-group organizations including employee affinity groups are especially encouraged to register.
Dates: Feb 25 and Mar 4, 10--3pm, must be able to attend both sessions.
Facilitator: Steven Goings, LCSW, PGCC Counselor/Faculty
How can you utilize your skills and experience to be a successful ally and diversity change agent on campus? In what ways can you help to create a more respectful and inclusive workplace? This hands-on, interactive course will explore what’s needed to become an effective change agent, examine the critical roles you can play at work, and help you develop individual action plans for your work.
Dates: (Must attend both workshops)
April, 27th @10-11:30 am
April, 29th @ 10-11:30 am
By the end of the course you will have:
- a greater understanding of how to be a diversity change agent at Cal State Monterey Bay;
- an assessment of your skills and knowledge about diversity;
- ways to apply diversity concepts and models in the workplace;
- strategies and tools for effective change; and
- a written vision statement and individual action plan as a diversity change
Leave your title at the door! Join the discussion and engage in hot topics impacting our communities. This semester, we will be focusing on understanding the impact of the pandemic on our identities, as well as how we can support our communities. All our Social Justice Dialogues will be held both virtually and in-person from 12:00 pm — 1:30 pm
Feb 17th, 12-1:30-SJD #1-Prioritizing the Local: The Consequences of Social Media and Women’s Rights / Register for Virtual event.
March 17th, 12-1:30- SJD #2- Prioritizing the Local: Living and thriving: Gentrification, Housing, and Displacement / Location: OC3 (OSU, Room 301), until further notice. / Register for the virtual event
April 14th, 12-1:30- SJD #3- Prioritizing the Local: Healthy Food, Healthy Community Location: OC3 (OSU, Room 301), until further notice. Register for the virtual event
The purpose of CSUMB Safe Zone is to help build an inclusive and equitable campus community where all members of diverse sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions are welcomed, valued, and affirmed. Through an educational training and on-going learning opportunities, this program encourages participants to identify themselves as visible supporters of LGBTQ+ communities at Cal State Monterey Bay. This program will strengthen faculty and staff in bringing to life CSUMB's Vision of being a socially just community with a "substantive commitment to multilingual, multicultural, and gender-equitable learning".