Opportunities for Faculty to Engage in DEI Programming

Interactive Theatre

Building Diverse and Inclusive Relationships

The University of Miami Office of Faculty Affairs has teamed up with DeValk & Associates, Inc. to Offer Interactive Theatre on Building Diverse and Inclusive Relationships. Trained actors present scenes based in real-life scenarios. In this interactive theatre you will:

  • foster a greater awareness of diversity in others and ourselves
  • look for unconscious bias and micro-inequalities and their impact on relationships
  • consider the consequence of mismanaged diversity
  • increase our comfort level with some of the challenging faces and emotions that surface with diversity and inclusion

The Groundwater Approach

Building A Practical Understanding of Structural Racism

The University of Miami Office of Faculty Affairs has teamed up with the Racial Equity Institute (REI) to host The Groundwater Approach for faculty. In this lively and participatory presentation, REI organizers will use stories and data to present a perspective that racism is fundamentally structural in nature. By examining characteristics of modern-day racial inequity, the presentation introduces participants to an analysis that most find immediately helpful and relevant. The Groundwater metaphor is designed to help practitioners at all levels internalize the reality that we live in a racially structured society, and that that is what causes racial inequity. The metaphor is based on three observations:

  • racial inequity looks the same across systems,
  • socio-economic difference does not explain the racial inequity; and,
  • inequities are caused by systems, regardless of people’s culture or behavior.

Embracing these truths helps leaders confront the reality that all our systems, institutions, and outcomes emanate from the racial hierarchy, on which the United States was built. In other words, we have a “groundwater” problem, and we need “groundwater” solutions. Starting from there, we begin to unlock transformative change.

Register for the Session on November 2, 2022, from 1:00pm-4:00pm


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Managing Bias

This module defines bias, describes how it affects the workplace, and encourages learners to use that knowledge to reduce the negative effects of bias.

Diversity: Inclusion in the Modern Workplace

This module will help you think about the importance of a respectful working environment and the barriers that prevent full participation.

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National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD) 

As part of our ongoing efforts to support the development of our faculty and scholars, the University has acquired an institutional membership to the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity (NCFDD). The NCFDD is an independent faculty development center dedicated to supporting academics in making successful transitions throughout their careers, and the institutional membership provides all faculty, postdocs, and graduate students with free access to NCFDD’s member resources.

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Office of Faculty Affairs Workshops and Seminars

Throughout the academic year, the Office of Faculty Affairs offers workshops to faculty on DEI topics, such as cultural awareness, stereotyping, addressing microaggressions, and others. Check out our events calendar to see what events are upcoming and to register.

View the Office of Faculty Affairs Events Calendar