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New for June 2020: Racial Equity Resources

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New for June 2020: LGBTQIA+ Resources

Professional Development Opportunities

  • Online Training - Completion of two online training modules on the EverFi platform (Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and Sexual Harassment Prevention) is required of all university employees by January 2020. Online courses can be accessed from the Employee Dashboard within Banner
  • RISE Programs - RISE (Reinforcing Inclusion through Skill-building and Education) is a series of workshops and educational programs designed to equip our students, faculty and staff with the awareness, knowledge, and skills needed to create inclusive living, learning, and working environments that are attentive to the particular needs of individuals experiencing marginalization. Click here to see scheduled events on the RISE calendar for 2020. 


The Mandel Foundation periodically awards funds to John Carroll University for the purpose of funding campus projects that advance diversity and inclusion on campus.

Funds are made available to all students, faculty, and staff who wish to organize programs to raise awareness about issues of diversity and inclusion, build respect for others, and create and promote a culture of inclusiveness. Programs funded by the Mandel Grants may be implemented in either the Fall or Spring Term.

Learn more here.

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Additional Resources

Web-based resources for information, awareness and skill-building around issues of diversity, equity and inclusion

  • Harvard’s Implicit Associations project — these brief exercises help individuals to identify their own subconscious biases and implicit associations about race, gender, sexual orientation, and other topics. 
  • The Parable of the Polygons — segregation, diversity, and ‘tiny biases’: “a story about how harmless choices can make a harmful world.”

  • Brooke Barnett and Peter Felten, eds., Intersectionality in Action: A Guide for Faculty and Campus Leaders for Creating Inclusive Classrooms and Institutions (Sterling, VA: Stylus, 2016).
  • Cia Verschelden, Bandwidth Recovery: Helping Students Reclaim Cognitive Resources Lost to Poverty, Racism, and Social Marginalization (Sterling, VA: Stylus, 2017).
  • Kathleen A. Ross, Breakthrough Strategies: Classroom-Based Practices to Support New Majority College Students (Cambridge, MA: Harvard Education Press, 2016).
  • Kimberly A. Costino, “Equity-Minded Faculty Development: An Intersectional Identity-Conscious Community of Practice Model for Faculty Learning,” Metropolitan Universities 29, no. 1 (2018).
  • Emily Schuster, ed., “Intersectionality and Well-Being,” special issue, Diversity & Democracy 21, no. 1 (2018).
  • Association of American Colleges and Universities, A Vision for Equity (Washington, DC: Association of American Colleges and Universities, 2018).

*this brief bibliography was compiled by the scholars participating in “Preparing Professors for New-Majority Students in Higher Education.” retreats sponsored by the Bringing Theory to Practice initiative, operating in partnership with the Association of American Colleges and Universities. More information at