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Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Certification is a Course

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Certification

Ended Oct 16, 2019

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Full course description


  • All UW personnel may register, including faculty, APLs, adjuncts, Alumni and staff as well as post-doctoral fellows and graduate students. In addition, community members and individuals from other institutions are welcome to apply.
  • A total of 100 points is required for certification. Points must come from at least 2 different areas.
  • Points must come from at least 2 different areas (see below).
  • Participants will have up to three years to complete the certification requirements.
  • Participants will submit their progress via an online form.

Program Outcomes

As a result of this certification, engaged participants will be able to:

  • Write a DEI statement for their area of interest, work or study.
  • Recognize the wide variety of resources and events that address DEI in your area.
  • Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of contemporary and emerging trends in DEI.
  • Recognize and learn the meaning of terminology relevant to DEI.
  • Identify the complex relationship between communication and multiple intersecting social identities.
  • Inform campus interactions and impact campus climate. 
  • Increase awareness of the intersecting issues that impact multiple understandings and approaches to diversity, equity and inclusion work.
  • Develop practical skills for moving towards a more equitable and inclusive campus.
  • Identify the many intersecting identities and roles participants have in diversity, equity and inclusion work.
  • Identify teaching practices that enhance DEI.