Title IX Training for Faculty and Staff
Investigate adding Preferred Names and Preferred Pronouns to class rosters and Student IDs
Diversity & Equity Committee Website
Create a Diversity Training and Development Professional Development Plan
- Required Training for faculty and staff
- More training should be planned far in advance and prioritized by chairs and deans of academic departments
- (Dis)ability training specifically. How to best serve students with disabilities in your classes. Try to combat the stigma of getting assistance from the University/DSS
- 2 or 3 sessions each academic year, one specifically targeting ability issues
- ‘Language Matters’ – discussion about pronouns, labels, person first language, use of titles (all or none)
Recruitment of Latino Students
Discuss with administration about speaking out on diversity and social justice in speeches writing etc.*
– It is important to “make it clear where Shepherd stands.” A symbol of prioritizing diversity and social justice at the institutional level.
Promoting Courses about Diversity
Use professional development funds as incentive to develop courses.
Sponsor employee training around Gender Inclusion, Gender Identity, and Gender Expression
Create a one-page document for faculty /staff. Possibly create an easy, interactive element? Provide scan codes with links for more information. Utilize videos and website resources.