Editor’s note: This is part of a monthly series of campus updates on diversity, equity and inclusion that will continue throughout the year.
This month, read about updates to the Campus Culture Survey dashboards, the state’s second annual Equity Day of Dialogue in August, campus resources and more DEI news you can use.
Campus Culture Survey dashboard updates increase search functionality
The CU Boulder Office of Data Analytics has updated the 2021 Campus Culture Survey unit-level dashboard to increase the functionality of the survey results by campus unit.
With these updates, ODA said dashboard users can filter survey results by a specific school, college, academic program or department, but there are now also 34 compare-by options similar to those in the campuswide dashboard.
Disaggregated results are available by unit, provided there are at least 10 responses for each of the groups in the comparison.
Read more about navigating the survey dashboards.
Higher ed experts, Colorado leaders to convene at Equity Day of Dialogue
CU Boulder ethnic studies professor Reiland Rabaka, founding director of CU Boulder’s Center for African and African American Studies, will give the keynote address at Colorado’s second annual Equity Day of Dialogue and Symposium next month.
Sponsored by the Colorado Department of Higher Education (CDHE), the symposium will take place Aug. 4 on the Auraria Campus in downtown Denver. According to the CDHE, the symposium will address the future of equity in higher education and how universities and institutions can serve students better.
Featured speakers and panelists include Colorado Gov. Jared Polis and Angie Paccione, executive director of the CDHE.
Other participants include Sonia DeLuca Fernández, senior vice chancellor for diversity, equity and inclusion at CU Boulder; CU Denver Chancellor Michelle Marks; Metropolitan State University of Denver President Janine Davidson; Community College of Denver President Marielena Desanctis; and Colorado Poet Laureate Bobby LeFebre.
Learn more about the symposium and how to register.
Sustaining our practice of inclusion
Campus efforts and investments to address pressing and painful inequities at CU Boulder are only a beginning. Creating a culture of belonging will take each member of our community practicing sustained personal work to truly embrace and support diverse perspectives and identities in our community.
This year, Chancellor Philip DiStefano and other campus leaders urge every member of our community to join in learning more about diversity, equity, inclusion and anti-racism and to work continuously together to address these challenges more actively and in ways that can help authentically transform our campus culture in the coming year.
- CU Boulder Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Website: Find more information about the campus’s work to create and sustain a more inclusive campus community and explore the results of the 2021 Campus Culture Survey.
- Center for African and African American Studies (CAAAS): Provides a focal point for Black community and culture at CU Boulder and a multipurpose space where scholars, students, artists, activists and allies come together to study Africa, African Americans, and the African diaspora. Subscribe to the center’s newsletter to learn more.
- Center for Asian Studies: Strives to be a space of community, curiosity and respectful engagement with Asia, views the area studies endeavor as a necessary yet distinct complement to disciplinary knowledge, and recognizes the historic and geographic centrality that Asia has and continues to play in the human venture.
- Center for Native American and Indigenous Studies (CNAIS): Promotes collaborative research focusing on local and global Indigenous knowledge and fosters projects that aspire to open conversations in Colorado and the world.
- Center for Teaching and Learning: Offers programs focused on creating inclusive classrooms and supports CU’s community of educators through free consultations, teaching resources, programs, seminars, workshops and other events.
- CU Boulder History Project: Seeks to share CU Boulder’s history based on intersectional perspectives to demonstrate our commitment to inclusive excellence and to deepen our institutional memory.
- Latin American Studies Center: Provides an institutional space for research, teaching and discussion on Latin America and Latinx/Latina/Latino studies.
- Office of Diversity, Equity and Community Engagement: Supports programming, events and campuswide initiatives for students, faculty and staff that promote diversity, equity and inclusion. Subscribe to the office’s newsletter to learn more.
- Research and Innovation Office (RIO): Offers resources focusing on diversity, equity and inclusion in research and innovation.
- University Libraries: Provides a rich assortment of diverse reading materials and other resources, events and initiatives for students, faculty, staff, alumni and Colorado residents.
- Wrap-up of the campus’s 2020–21 DEI initiatives is available online and includes additional campus resources.
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