Infuse Diversity and Inclusion into the Curriculum and Academic Activities

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  • Immediate
  • Intermediate
  • Long-term


Task Phase Facu SSAC Unit Web Dean AssD Comments
Require use of Diversity statement in all course syllabus beginning fall 2015 I x x x
In FACS 2000, a required core course for all undergraduate students, add a diversity component to the syllabus, include a speaker on diversity in context of the profession and discuss the diverse families and individuals with whom our students will interact in their respective professions. Include case studies of diverse families from multi- cultural perspectives so students can apply what they have learned in real world situations. Update and review case studies to ensure that the case studies are culturally and diverse appropriate. I x x
Leverage student experiential learning programs (study tours abroad and domestic; internships; service learning) to maximize the diverse experiences and curricula enrichment for a broader impact I x x x
Appoint members to decision making groups representing diverse groups and experiences (e.g. gender, ethnicity, international, abilities, socioeconomic status, and employment status)  I x x x x
Support and expand the Student Success and Advising Center (SSAC) diversity initiatives for first year and transfer students, including advising, mentorship program, and The Bridge program  I x x
Support faculty to comply with Section 508 of the Americans with Disabilities Act to understand and use electronic resources  I x x
Work with web developers and communications director to comply with Section 508 and web content accessibility guidelines, as well as caption all videos on public facing websites and online courses I x x x
Provide tools for departments, such as a list of “25 ways to enrich diversity and inclusion everyday” in your job, in the classroom, in your lab or center I x x x
Request all faculty to identify diversity topics within course syllabus when applicable II x x
Deepen faculty understanding of diversity (e.g. what it is, how to teach about it) II x x
Explore FACS and Institute for Human Development and Disability (IHDD) involvement in the curricula and student educational opportunities through the national and regional agenda for Inclusive Post-Secondary Education (IPSE)  II x x Also IHDD
Establish funding for Curriculum Innovation for Diversity and Inclusion to develop new curriculum and/or improve successful educational efforts by faculty and graduate students III x x
Mentor faculty about diversity and what to expect when establishing a new international exchanges and study abroad programs III x x x
Promote HDFS 4330 Diversity in Human Development and Family Systems for all FACS students to meet UGA diversity requirement. Integrate components of this course into other courses as a way other departments capitalize on this course through cross-listing for other majors.  III x x x

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