In the aftermath of George Floyd's murder in May 2020, we organized a list of articles, podcasts, books and more with an invitation to all faculty, staff and students to use this as a starting point or a complement to learning they are doing on their own.
In CFANS, we often use a specific set of words when discussing anti-racism, social justice, and equity. This glossary has been curated by our office to reflect the common terminology used in our trainings and our daily work. This guide will provide definitions of our most commonly used terms — for example, BIPOC means Black, Indigenous and people of color.
- Bias Response Referral Network (includes information about how to report bias)
- Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Reporting
The CFANS Office for Diversity and Inclusion strives to create a campus climate where more inclusive understandings of gender and sexuality foster a sense of belonging for all. The LGBTQIA+ Resources page includes: definitions, name and pronoun resources and University policies, maps for gender neutral bathrooms and locker rooms, trainings, videos, and educational resources.
Holidays and religious observances for University of Minnesota staff, faculty, and students encompass various cultural, religious and spiritual communities. We want to honor and acknowledge the holy days and rich cultural traditions of our community. One helpful way to practice inclusion is to step back from assuming that our peers and colleagues fall into the same category as ourselves and to check in with one another to understand how these traditions and ceremonies resonate with one another.
The University of Minnesota values diverse identities and experiences, and honors disability as an important aspect of human diversity. Offices such as the Disability Resource Center partner with students, faculty, staff, and guests of the University to facilitate accessibility and reduce barriers on campus to improve access for disabled people. Support is also available for university faculty, instructors and administrators to build accessibility into systems, processes and learning environments so that fewer individual accommodations may be required.
The Women’s Center, Artemisia Leadership Initiative, Women's Leadership Institute and the Aurora Center provide students, staff, and faculty multiple resources that advance gender equity across identities. They educate and inspire feminist leaders, advance an empowering intellectual environment, and advocate for an equitable University culture and community.
Enrollment Data: Coming Soon
We are working with key partners at the University level to collect and share CFANS enrollment information — for example, the percentage of men and women are each enrolled as students in our college.
CFANS Diversity Data Collection Toolbox: Coming Soon
The CFANS Diversity Communities of Practice (DCoP) formed the Data Gathering Group to assist the Office for Diversity & Inclusion in determining what resources individuals would need to support their work around data collection and storage, which will ultimately inform strategic planning efforts. Although diversity, inclusion, equity, accessibility, social justice, and anti-racism work has been an ongoing priority within CFANS, this toolbox will bring renewed energy to centralizing data across the college. By providing access to the information that has already been collected by multiple departments and units, we will create a stronger collaborative partnership and make a broader impact in this space. In this toolbox, we will share best practices for data collection; for example, how to create surveys and lead focus groups.
Diversity Plans: Coming Soon
Most units within CFANS have a diversity committee that outlines goals specific to the unit. We plan to share those here.
University Programming: Coming Soon
The University of Minnesota offers programming for people across identities, and we will be compiling a list of those resources here.