“for all first-year students, faculty, and staff”
Have you noticed that schools never mandate training in things like basic civics? This is always more important.
Campus Reform reports:
University rolls out required diversity training
Miami University in Ohio announced on September 6 a rollout of mandatory online diversity training for all first-year students, faculty, and staff.
The first round of training for first-year students will take place this fall and students are required to take one module on “diversity and inclusion” and a separate module on “bias training,” according to the announcement. The modules will be completed before orientation or while enrolling during subsequent semesters.
All new hires at the university will also be required to complete the course, beginning fall 2018. The university plans to eventually institute the requirement for all existing faculty and staff, as well.
“Using Miami’s existing mechanisms, such as orientation and training programs, to combat bigotry and intolerance was a major focus of the working group’s efforts,” the university explained, mentioning the Diversity and Inclusion Working Group, which spawned the initiative and others.
Miami University spokeswoman Claire Wagner told Campus Reform that although the program rolls out this fall, “budgeting for the new training initiative has not yet been determined.”
“Miami is committed to fostering an environment of inclusive excellence, where every individual is valued and empowered to fulfill their own potential,” Miami University vice president of institutional diversity and inclusion Ron Scott said in the news release. “These training sessions will provide the entire Miami community with a level of recognition of the challenges involved in creating a diverse and inclusive campus environment and help move us toward meaningful solutions.”
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