Education and Scholarship
Goal: Engage students, faculty and staff in learning varied perspectives of domestic and global diversity, inclusion, and social justice.
Objective 1: Offer courses, curricula, and learning opportunities at the undergraduate and graduate levels that achieve diversity and inclusion learning goals.
- Implement the plan for undergraduate curricular transformation (Human Diversity into curriculum found in the RIT Strategic Plan) and enrich academic curriculum with courses and programs addressing a broad understanding of global issues.
- Establish incentives for individual faculty and academic units to adapt existing courses and academic programs for global outreach education, and develop new courses and programs as needed.
- Develop opportunities that help faculty assess the achievement of diversity-related learning outcomes in class or extra-curricular experiences.
- Hire faculty and staff with content expertise in areas of study that examine diverse identities and cultures.
- Number of students enrolled in courses with the Human Diversity designation.
- Number of undergraduate and graduate students engaged in internationalization efforts using measures outlined in Global Society efforts (e.g. number of students participating in education abroad, work abroad, etc.).
- Increase in students reporting increased dialogue between and greater understanding of other races or cultures on assessment surveys (e.g. NSSE and other relevant surveys of student experiences/outcomes).
Objective 2: Increase the multicultural competencies and capacities of faculty and staff.
- Establish on-line and in-classroom professional development opportunities designed to improve multicultural competencies of faculty and staff for domestic and global settings.
- Assist faculty with learning new competencies regarding assessing diversity related learning goals.
- Assist faculty via education and coaching regarding best practices and relevant pedagogy for students with differing abilities.
- Participation by faculty and staff in professional development programs related to curricular transformation, diversity and disability awareness, or internationalization.