Diversity Literacy Workshop
This workshop is part of Michigan Tech's ongoing commitment to faculty diversity and gender equity in building a supportive campus climate. Successful completion of the Diversity Literacy Workshop is required for Diversity Literacy Certification. The Workshop is organized as a three-week online course (with 2-3 hours of work per week, at the student's convenience) building literacy in recognizing unconscious gender bias, and culminates with a single seminar on the legal aspects of diversity-centered hiring practices.
For those who have already taken the full three-week diversity literacy course and whose certification has expired, there are one-week "refresher" courses (one week of Diversity Literacy, followed by one week of Legal Aspects). A refresher course is required once every four years to remain certified.
The Diversity Literacy Training Component
The three-week online component of the workshop focuses on understanding, recognizing, and responding to unconscious gender bias which can hinder the successful recruitment, retention, and promotion of a diverse faculty at Michigan Tech. Participants should plan to spend approximately two hours each week in exploring the scenarios provided by completing the required readings, quizzes, and discussion questions.
The Legal Aspects Seminar Component
The final component of the workshop is an online course provided by The Office of Institutional Equity and Inclusion in which participants leverage what they have learned in the Diversity Literacy Training Compontent (above) to addressing how diversity impacts and is impacted by university policies, state and federal laws (e.g., affirmative action requirements) and any policies or procedures relevant to committee work and the faculty hiring process at Michigan Tech.