Diversity and Inclusion in General Education

The University has general education requirements that include diversity and inclusion. When designing or making changes to your course to meet the diversity and inclusion GenEd requirement you will need to meet the standards set in the rubric — URI¬†Diversity & Inclusion General Education Rubric.¬†

Below are the elements of the rubric:

  • Demonstrates understanding of the social construction of difference in the context of the U.S.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of identity development, prejudice, inequality, privilege, and oppression as they relate to the U.S.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of the impact of discrimination and inequalities in the U.S.
  • Develops problem-solving or conflict resolution skills related to diversity and inclusion.
  • Can understand the experience of marginalized groups in the U.S.
  • Can communicate and engage in difficult dialogues related to diversity and inclusion.

In addition to the general resources available for faculty on the General Education site, these resources are specific to supporting this requirement.

Courses supporting the Diversity and Inclusion Learning Outcome … encourage students to connect with issues and topics pertaining to inclusion, equity, respect, and social justice and contribute to creating an inclusive learning environment and campus community.
adapted from URI General Education website

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