The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Certificate aims to foster positive engagement of our faculty and staff with our student body and to promote an environment of opportunity and success for all members of the campus community.
Participants who seek this certificate will gain an even greater awareness of the important role that diversity, equity, and inclusion play in academic and workplace success.
Candidates for the DEI Certificate must complete the three components below. Completion of the certificate is one academic year from your chosen start date.
Attend five (5) DEI Workshops and/or Events
Many events are offered on the ESU campus, sponsored by the D&I committee, and are posted on the University calendar (designated with the term Diversity or labeled D&I). Other events across campus, and beyond (including conferences hosted by other institutions) that address topics of diversity and inclusion can be submitted to the D&I committee chairs for approval and may be included in your collection of events.
Complete a Literature Review of DEI research
The Diversity and Inclusion web page has a collection of resources already put together, but you can go beyond this to find your own resources that speak to your area of diversity study (antiracist work, white fragility, implicit bias, microaggressions, culturally responsive teaching, etc.). The lit review is to be in standard APA format, include a minimum of 5 peer reviewed sources, and be 12 pages in length.
Present a Reflective Practice Portfolio
A reflective practice portfolio is due at certificate completion and is meant to reflect on the events you attended, workshops you participated in, discoveries you made through research, etc. The portfolio should explore how your understanding of diversity has evolved and address how you will use this new knowledge in your work, your practice, your community, your social spaces, etc.