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Faculty Resources on Anti-Racism: CSB and SJU Campus Resources for Faculty Diversity and Inclusivity Statements

CSB and SJU Campus Resources for Faculty Diversity and Inclusivity Statements

CSB and SJU Campus Resources for Faculty Diversity and Inclusivity Statements




-CSB and SJU Institutional Learning Goals

-Embrace Difference

-Think Deeply

-Engage Globally

-Serve Graciously

-Live Courageously

-Faculty Statement on the Killing of George Floyd

“To the fullest extent possible, in all of our courses, both by the way we interact with students and by the content of our classes, we will explicitly condemn and fight against racism and discrimination of all sorts”

- Dakhóta and Anishinaabe Homeland Statement

We acknowledge that the very ground on which our institutions are built is the original homeland of the Dakhóta and Anishinaabe peoples. We honor and respect the Indigenous peoples who were forcibly removed from, and who are still connected to this territory, and we pledge, in every way possible, to make the facilities and resources of our campuses available to those peoples for appropriate ceremonies or events they may desire, and to make scholarships available for Native-American students.

-Course Expectations Example Statement

Respect for Diversity: It is my intent that students from all diverse backgrounds and perspectives be well served by this course, that students’ learning needs be addressed both in and out of class, and that the diversity that students bring to this class be viewed as the amazing resource, strength, and benefit that it is. It is my intent to present materials and activities that are respectful of diversity: gender, sexuality, disability, age, nationality, socioeconomic status, religion, ethnicity, race, and culture. Your suggestions are encouraged and appreciated. Please let me know ways to improve the effectiveness of the course for you personally or for other students or student groups.” (Brown University Example Diversity and Inclusion Syllabus Statement)

-Student Expectations Example Statement

In order to build an inclusive classroom community, I ask that students:

·       share their unique experiences, values, and beliefs;

·       be open to the views of others;

·       honor the uniqueness of their peers;

·       appreciate the opportunity that we have to learn from each other in this community;

·       communicate in a respectful manner;

·       keep confidential all discussions that the community has of a personal (or professional) nature;

·       utilize this opportunity together to discuss ways in which we can create an inclusive environment in this course and across the CSB and SJU community.” (Example adapted to CSB and SJU from Xavier University statements)

-Channels for Student Feedback

- Course Evaluations

- Course-specific Forms Manager Feedback Page

“Create a New Form”

Example Questions could include:

What aspects of the class have helped you to learn?

What aspects of the class have hindered your learning?

What can I do to improve your learning in the class?

What can you and your classmates do to improve everyone's learning in the class?

- CSB and SJU Grievance Form

- CSB and SJU Black Student Association anonymous Black Box form

- BIPOC CSB and SJU Instagram Account

bipocatcsbsju Instagram

Land Acknowledgement Statement created by Indigenous Student Association

Both the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University occupy the original homelands of the Dakhóta and Anishinaabe peoples. We honor, respect, and acknowledge the Indigenous peoples forcibly removed from this territory, whose connection remains today. St. Benedict’s Monastery and St. John’s Abbey previously operated boarding schools for Native children. Now, students, faculty, and staff are working to repair relationships with our Native Nation neighbors.

Approved by Faculty, May 4, 2021, the statement incorporates an out-loud reading of it, and a discussion of it into all CSD:I and CSD:S courses taught on campus.