To support Marian University’s learning experience framework of impactful, inclusive, and integrated, we started a series of professional development opportunities to support inclusive teaching and to encourage a more inclusive work place. The Inclusive Certificate started in the fall of 2019 and has blossomed since then with its popularity. While we only had one route for certification when we started, the certificate for Creating Inclusive Experiences, we currently created three options offering levels of certification. If you have already completed level 1, which is the original offering, consider participating in the other two levels.
Level 1: Creating Inclusive Experiences (Original)
This is the original certificate that was started in Fall of 2019. This certificate focuses on the basics of inclusivity and implicit bias. To fulfill the certification requirements for this level, please do the following:
Select four events that interest you from the list below. You must participate in at least one event that discusses implicit bias (marked with an asterisk).
Answer the questions on this form and submit it - Creating Inclusive Experiences Submission Form
Once the form is submitted, it will be reviewed and you will be contacted about your certification status.
Events from which to choose:
Level 2: Becoming an Ally
Available soon. To receive a certificate for this level, you will complete a 30-day course by Rachel Elizabeth Cargle called Do the Work. Ms. Cargle describes the course as the following:
"To #DoTheWork one must be intentional in breaking down the systems that continue to oppress and disenfranchise the Black community with Black women being the most effected. Going through these daily prompts you will be called to think critically and act tangibly in solidarity. Participating in this will be your first small step in working towards dissolving these systems, institutions, and ideologies that continue to negatively affect Black women and their communities yet benefit white people in this country."
This 30-day course will be available in Canvas soon.
Level 3: Leading the Change
Individuals seeking this certification level will be working in small groups. More information forthcoming on the details of this certificate.