The Diversity Advocate Program is a network of staff and faculty who are committed to advocating for underrepresented students and addressing change on the individual, interpersonal, institutional, and systemic levels. This 12-hour training covers: understanding our own cultural lens, identity, biases and beliefs; recognizing interpersonal, institutional and societal systems of discrimination, racism and oppression; and learning how to be an effective advocate/ally at Marquette and within our other communities.
Dreamers Workshops for Higher Education Professionals
The Dreamers Support Committee offers a professional development workshop designed to familiarize attendees with common language regarding immigrant statuses, highlight past and current federal actions/immigration legislation (including updates with DACA and the DREAM Act), dispel stereotypes surrounding immigrant students and families who lack a clear path to citizenship, and give an overview of how Marquette strives to meet the needs of this student population at both an individual and institutional level. For more information, please contact Dr. Marla Guerrero at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Employee Resource Groups
The Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion supports a number of Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) to promote a sense of community, build personal and professional networks, enhance employee support and retention, and assist in attracting new employees to Marquette to foster a diverse and inclusive community. ERGs often host opportunities to learn more about how we can create a more welcoming and equitable working environment.
Faculty Diversity Book/Film Club
Sponsored by the Center for Teaching and Learning, this book club series geared toward faculty and instructors focuses on a wide-range of experiences and identities using current literature. For more information, contact: CTL@marquette.edu.
Faculty Record Club
Music can be an effective pedagogical tool for student engagement and learning. Thursday Afternoon Record Club combines the intellectual atmosphere of a book club with the exciting and influential world of music. Created out of a pandemic as a respite for music lovers to gather to talk about music, we will explore important albums both past and present and the album’s significance on cultural, political, and artistic fronts. For more information, contact: CTL@marquette.edu.
Implicit Bias and Microaggressions
The Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion has designed a group workshop on implicit bias and microaggressions meant as an introductory primer and a place for processing and discussion. To learn more about this opportunity, contact Jacki Black, Director for Hispanic Initiatives and Diversity & Inclusion Educational Programming, at email@example.com.
Inclusive Pedagogy and Classroom Climate
The Center for Teaching and Learning provides workshops on inclusive pedagogy and improving classroom climate upon requeste by academic units. Topics include but are not limited to: Transparent Design for Equity, Mitigating Hot Topics, Strategies for Classroom Equity, Stereotype Threat, Building an Inclusive Syllabus, Decolonizing Research, Teaching Through Turmoil with a Social Justice Lens. For more information, contact: CTL@marquette.edu.
Making Marquette Inclusive
The Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion and the University Committee on Equity and Inclusion offer a Making Marquette Inclusive discussion series for university employees, designed for departments or office units to participate as cohorts. Through a robust curriculum consisting of articles, videos, and facilitated conversations, participants in this 10-week mini-course will explore themes such as implicit bias, privilege, microaggressions, the promotion of equity, and effective dialogue orientations. Contact Jacki Black at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Personal Skills for a Diverse Campus
Beginning in 2021, Marquette employees will begin to have access to an online program entitled Faculty and Staff: Personal Skills for a Diverse Campus to help establish a common vocabulary around foundational diversity and inclusion concepts. Three modules cover a range of topics, including: defining diversity, addressing diversity resistance, identity terminology, communicating across difference, microaggressions/micro-affirmations, and the influence of implicit bias and strategies for counteracting its effects. For questions on this program, please contact Jacki Black at email@example.com.
Racial Justice Dialogues
Racial Justice Dialogues are monthly discussions around issues related to racism, how it manifests in our personal and professional lives, and strategies for counteracting its effects. While these groups are open to all MU employees, this space is envisioned for those who have spent considerable time previously on learning about racism, identities, privilege, and their own role in this work. We are particularly mindful that equity and anti-racism work and the burden of educating white people on these issues often falls to people of color. As such, this group is meant to shift that focus and to avoid instances were emotional labor and time is extracted from persons of color on our campus.
Please see this sign up link for more info - registration deadline is September 30, 2021. For additional details, contact Jen Reid at firstname.lastname@example.org or Jacki Black at email@example.com.
Safer Spaces I & II
Increasing our inclusion on campus for students, staff, and faculty with gender romantic, and sexual minority identities is on all of us. Open to students and employees, the LGBTQ+ Resource Center’s campaign of Safer Spaces is designed to build a network of allies, host continual conversations, and provide educational workshops to our campus communities. Safer Spaces II builds upon the conversation in the first workshop and delves deeper into romantic minority identities, gender expression, and impacting equity.
Symposium on Diversity, Inclusion, and Social Justice
Each spring, the University Committee on Equity and Inclusion hosts the Symposium on Diversity, Inclusion and Social Justice. This program serves as an “institutional examen” – a time to look inwardly at who we are and who we are called to be. All campus stakeholders are encouraged to participate in this discussion about how we are working to address discrimination at the intersections of race, gender, and sexuality, and offer a vision for the future of equity and inclusion at Marquette.
In partnership with the YWCA, the Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion regularly hosts the Unlearning Racism workshop series on campus for Marquette employees. For more information about upcoming sessions, contact Jacki Black at firstname.lastname@example.org.