The Academic Leaders Institute presents the Provost's JEDI Series (Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion). This series is designed to address one of the Provost's three institutional priorities "to take vital next steps in creating a campus culture of diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism." The sessions will occur during the Provost's Chairs & Directors' meetings and are action oriented. Leaders will walk away from each session with action steps to implement. 

Academic Year 2021 Sessions

Introduction to the Provost's JEDI Series. In this session, presenters will describe key concepts in Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion. Many of us come from the majority perspective; some are well-versed in this area, while others are still new learners. This session's outcome will be for our academic leaders to have a common vocabulary and understand the critical issues to address in your unit. Date: Nov 6, 2020. Presenters: Lisa Flores, Jennifer Ho

JEDI Hiring Practices. Despite years of effort, BIPOC faculty continue to be underrepresented in higher education. This session will touch on historical perspectives and what has been worked, unconscious bias, setting up the search and recruiting, low representation of BIPOC faculty, advice on the interview process, and suggestions improve this condition. Date: Dec 4, 2020. Presenters: Bob Boswell, Fernando Guzmán, Teresa Hernandez, Michele Moses

Retention of BIPOC Faculty. Once we have successfully hired diverse faculty into our units, it is up to us to create an inclusive and supportive work environment where they can prosper and contribute to the organization. Leaders will learn practices that can be readily implemented within their unit to retain our BIPOC faculty. Date: Feb 5, 2021. Presenters: Daryl Maeda, Kathy Schultz, Bernadette Stewart

Impacts of Microaggressions. In this session, we will examine unconscious bias, microaggressions, and other behaviors that can negatively impact collegiality through our work, health, mental health, and resilience within the academy. We will conclude with unit practices that can help reduce these behaviors and increase inclusion and productivity. Date: Mar 5, 2021. Presenters: Arturo Aldama, Irene Blair, Terri Wright

Students' Experiences and Perspectives. Students experience microaggressions and racism at CU Boulder. Presenters will share their work with students and ideas for better addressing the critical JEDI needs of students. Date: Apr 2, 2021. Presenters: Dyonne Bergeron, Tanya Ennis, Enrique Lopez

Racism, as Experienced by Faculty and Staff:  BIPOC leaders will talk frankly about how racism shows up in higher education for them and share ideas on how to address racism with our units. Identify ways racism shows up in your unit and key actions you and your unit can take to become more antiracist. Apr 30, 2021. Presenters: Aisha Jackson, Hillary Potter, Teresa Wroe