Professional Development

The Graduate School offers two micro-credential badge programs, each with different  workshops focused on building cultural confidence.

1)  Diversity and Inclusion Badge Program

The Diversity and Inclusion Badge Program (DIBP) is a customizable micro-credential aligned with the university’s diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice goals. The DIBP offers graduate-level, professional development workshops that emphasize the knowledge, skills, and dispositions needed for cultural competence in a variety of environments.

This program provides students with the conceptual framework and practical skill development necessary to cultivate inclusion in diverse work environments. To complete the Professional Development Badge in Diversity and Inclusion, students attend five sessions offered by the Diversity and Inclusion program. One of those sessions must be “Fundamentals of Diversity.” Each session runs about an hour.

 
 

 

Past workshops topics:

  • Fundamentals of Diversity
  • Awakening the Mind to Hidden Bias
  • Bystander Intervention Training
  • Conducting Inclusive Research
  • Teaching Inclusively
  • Diversity and Inclusion in the Workforce

For more information, contact the Diversity and Inclusion Badge Program at dibp@etal.uri.edu.

 

2)  Equitable and Inclusive Teaching and Pedagogy Badge Program

The Equitable and Inclusive Teaching and Pedagogy Badge program is a micro-
credential program aligned with URI’s diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice
goals. The EITP Badge offers graduate-level, professional development workshops for
students interested in:

  • Improving their teaching as teaching assistants and instructors of record
  • Applying for faculty teaching positions
  • Learning more about equitable and inclusive teaching, pedagogy, and their
    application

The goals of the EITP Badge Program are to enable URI’s graduate students (i) to learn strategies to make their courses, classrooms (and other learning environments), and teaching more equitable, and (ii) to exemplify diversity, equity and inclusion commitment and skills to potential employers by (x) drafting a teaching statement, and (y) earning a micro-credential to note on job application materials and digital profiles.

The Program Objectives of the ETIP Badge workshops are described here.

 

For more information about the EITP Badge Program, please contact Cara Mitnick, Director of Professional Development, at cmitnick@uri.edu.