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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

The Faculty Center is committed to assisting faculty to learn more about diversity, equity and inclusion in their curriculum, classroom and work with students. Over the course of one year or semester, faculty will learn the foundation of culturally proficient pedagogy, and apply it to the revision of their course to submit for D&E GE Requirement certification.

Our programming assists faculty in:

  • Understanding who CSUSM students are and their unique needs;
  • Developing specific student learning outcomes related to Diversity & Equity Core Competencies;
  • Developing specific readings, activities, and assessments to match their SLOs/Core Competencies;
  • Being able to approach challenging conversations/difficult dialogues with courage, and have a variety of “tools” for facilitating these discussions.

The Faculty Center offers many venues for this area of faculty development.

Amplify Black Voices

In collaboration with Black Faculty & Staff Association, the Faculty Center is highlighting Black Excellence on our campus with Amplify Black Voices series. We are currently soliciting interested Black-identified faculty to submit a bio and a one paragraph description of what they would like to highlight (teaching, research, or service). Every submission will be accepted, and highlighted in FC newsletter one at a time, based on the submission order. Proposers will be asked to give a 20-minute presentation followed by a 10 min Q&A, and the recordings will be posted on a Black Excellence webpage.

Amplify Black Voices

Diversity and Equity General Education Course Requirement Support

In Spring 2019, the Academic Senate approved a new Diversity and Equity Domestic/Global Graduation Requirements which will take effect Fall 2020. The FC provides support in revising existing or creating new courses that will be submitted for certification for the D&E GE Requirement. As part of this requirement, the Faculty Center was charged with providing faculty development around these topics.

  • Summer Teaching Institute: Diversity & Equity Course Requirement

Diversity Coaches

Faculty who participated in a Spring 2019 Faculty Learning Community for Diversity Requirement Coaches are available to assist faculty through the certification process. Coaches are available to work one-on-one with faculty, attend and/or present at workshops, or participate in other professional development opportunities.

 Faculty Learning Community 

Community of Practice

Starting Fall 2020, faculty who teach, or will be teaching, courses that address diversity and equity, are invited to participate in a community of practice. This CP will provide a venue for new and seasoned instructors to engage in continuous improvement around culturally inclusive pedagogy, discuss issues they face in curriculum development, and classroom management.

For more information, contact Tumay Tunur, Faculty Fellow for Diversity, Inclusion, and Social Justice.