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Academics

As part of their ongoing efforts to subvert institutional racism, faculty are exploring how their teaching, coursework, and the University’s curriculum can avoid a colonized representation of subject matter and implicit bias or racism. Among these initiatives: creating new interdisciplinary courses; integrating diversity, equity, and inclusion units into Clark’s current offerings; and holding faculty inquiry groups, as well as developing events and programs, focused on anti-racist pedagogy. In addition, Clark is increasing academic, internship, and career resources for diverse student populations.

13 - Action Items
6 - Completed

The Action Item has been fully implemented.

The Action Item has been fully implemented.

3 - In Progress

The Action Item is being worked on, with the goal of completion.

The Action Item is being worked on, with the goal of completion.

4 - Ongoing

The Action Item is part of Clark’s continuous work.

The Action Item is part of Clark’s continuous work.


Curriculum and Pedagogy

Action Item: Appoint leadership to continue evolving anti-racist pedagogy

Appoint leadership to continue evolving anti-racist pedagogy in the University’s curriculum.

Updates as of June 8, 2021
Completed

The Action Item has been fully implemented.

The Action Item has been fully implemented.

Action Item: Develop events and workshops on decolonizing the curriculum

A core group of faculty will hold events and workshops around decolonizing the curriculum and anti-racist pedagogy. This work is being coordinated by the Center for Gender, Race, and Area Studies (CGRAS), Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL), and the Higgins School of Humanities.

Updates as of Feb. 12, 2021
Ongoing

The Action Item is part of Clark’s continuous work.

The Action Item is part of Clark’s continuous work.

Action Item: Create new interdisciplinary courses on complex topics

Introduce new team-taught, interdisciplinary courses that respond to current, complex topics through a diversity of lenses.

Updates as of Feb. 12, 2021
Ongoing

The Action Item is part of Clark’s continuous work.

The Action Item is part of Clark’s continuous work.

Action Item: Convene faculty inquiry groups on anti-racist pedagogy

In collaboration with the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL), the Hiatt Center for Urban Education, and the Higgins School of Humanities, the Center for Gender, Race, and Area Studies (CGRAS) will create faculty inquiry groups through which faculty will learn about anti-racist pedagogy, interrogate their existing pedagogy, and build new teaching practices.…

Updates as of Feb. 1, 2021
In Progress

The Action Item is being worked on, with the goal of completion.

The Action Item is being worked on, with the goal of completion.

Action Item: Include DEI unit in Clark Navigator classes

A diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) unit will be included in the Clark Navigator class for first-year students.

Updates as of Dec. 15, 2020
Completed

The Action Item has been fully implemented.

The Action Item has been fully implemented.

Action Item: Add diversity and inclusion issues to peer learning assistant training

Diversity and inclusion will be included as part of peer learning assistant (PLA) training, under the leadership of Laurie Ross, associate dean and director of the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL), and Michael Vidal, director for diversity and inclusive excellence in the Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI).

Updates as of Oct. 30, 2020
Completed

The Action Item has been fully implemented.

The Action Item has been fully implemented.

Action Item: Faculty Steering Committee to prioritize DEI issues

The Faculty Steering Committee will prioritize issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). This includes working closely with President David Fithian to ensure that the administration provides monthly updates at both Steering and Faculty Assembly regarding the demands expressed by faculty and the Black Student Union.

Updates as of Sep. 30, 2020
Ongoing

The Action Item is part of Clark’s continuous work.

The Action Item is part of Clark’s continuous work.

Action Item: Create Anti-Racist Pedagogy Repository for faculty

The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) will set up an Anti-Racist Pedagogy Repository for faculty on Moodle.

Updates as of July 17, 2020
Completed

The Action Item has been fully implemented.

The Action Item has been fully implemented.

Action Item: Commit more resources to CGRAS

Clark will commit new resources to the Center for Gender, Race, and Area Studies (CGRAS), enabling it to more fully develop and enhance curricular offerings, offer professional development in conjunction with the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL), and support research related to anti-racist and decolonized academic practices.

Updates as of July 17, 2020
In Progress

The Action Item is being worked on, with the goal of completion.

The Action Item is being worked on, with the goal of completion.