DEI Institute

The IDEA Institute is a Comprehensive DEI Certification Program for members of the SHSU community. This program offers a multifaceted approach to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion training on the campus.

Faculty and staff can participate in the IDEA Institute with a self-paced learning style. To sign-up for a workshop, faculty and staff must register through Talent Management.

Earn an Ally Certification

This certification track is designed to help you learn the foundations of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). Upon completion, you will earn a certificate, DEI Shirt and an invitation to an recognizantion ceremony.

How to Sign Up

Faculty and staff can sign up by registering for each session through Talent Management. If you need any assistance, please contact the Inclusion Initiatives via email at inclusion@shsu.edu, or via phone at 936-294-2680.

Register as an Employee

Courses

To earn your ally certificate, you must complete the required courses listed below.

Foundations in Diversity & Inclusion

The first of the core course series is designed to create better understanding of the concepts of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI). This first workshop offers a foundation for defining diversity, equity and inclusion, along with the barriers and obstacles to meaningful DEI work.

Next Course Date(s)

February 2 at 1 – 2:30 p.m. in LSC 323 or March 29 at 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. in LSC 320

Unconscious Bias

This workshop will explore unconscious and everyday bias in higher education. The presentation focuses on ways to identify and address unconscious bias for improved professional relationships and communication.

Next Course Date(s)

February 7 at 10 – 11:30 a.m. in LSC 323 or April 10 at 2 - 3:30 p.m. in LSC 323

Equity vs Equality

In the third core workshop of the beginners track, participants will examine the distinct difference between equity and equality; discuss historical and ongoing inequities in higher education; and build skills for fostering equity.

Next Course Date(s)

February 20 at 10 – 11:30 a.m. in LSC 320 or April 18 at 1 - 2:30 p.m. in LSC 323

Developing & Implementing Inclusive Practices

The final workshop of the ally track will examine the university environment, including space, programs and curriculum, to determine their impact on the university’s campus climate.

Next Course Date(s)

March 1 at 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. in LSC 323 or April 25 at 2 – 3:30 p.m. in LSC 323

How to Sign Up

Students interested in the certificate program must participate through the Graduate & Undergraduate Instructor Academy (GUIA). Two workshops are facilitated for student employees and graduate assistants every fall and spring semester. If you need any assistance, please contact the Inclusion Initiatives via email at inclusion@shsu.edu, or via phone at 936-294-2680.

Apply as a Student

Courses

To earn your certificate, you must complete the required courses listed below with your cohort.

Foundations in Diversity & Inclusion

The first of the core course series is designed to create better understanding of the concepts of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI). This first workshop offers a foundation for defining diversity, equity and inclusion, along with the barriers and obstacles to meaningful DEI work.

Next Course Date(s)

Spring 2023

Unconscious Bias

This workshop will explore unconscious and everyday bias in higher education. The presentation focuses on ways to identify and address unconscious bias for improved professional relationships and communication.

Next Course Date(s)

Spring 2023

Equity vs Equality

In the third core workshop of the beginners track, participants will examine the distinct difference between equity and equality; discuss historical and ongoing inequities in higher education; and build skills for fostering equity.

Next Course Date(s)

Fall 2023

Developing & Implementing Inclusive Practices

The final workshop of the ally track will examine the university environment, including space, programs and curriculum, to determine their impact on the university’s campus climate.

Next Course Date(s)

Fall 2023

Level up with an Advanced Certification

For more information regarding the DEI advance track offered by the College of Criminal Justice and the College of Education, please contact Nu’Nicka Epps at nepps@shsu.edu, or Dr. Benita Brooks at bxd019@shsu.edu.

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