Diversity and Inclusion Professional Development Opportunities for Faculty and Departments

URI Inclusion Workshops for Faculty – URI Inclusion Workshops are designed to assist faculty in creating more inclusive and equitable learning environments (see flyer for details and contact information).


  • Introduction to Equity and Inclusion
  • Inclusive Course Design
  • Inclusive Teaching
  • Inclusive Leadership

Inclusive Instruction – https://web.uri.edu/teach/inclusive-instruction/ Whether you teach a class in biology, engineering, writing or sociology, there are changes you can make to your classroom and your approach to teaching that create a more inclusive and welcoming environment for all your students. Contact the Office for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning for professional development opportunities – https://web.uri.edu/teach/

Social Justice and Inclusion Microcredential –https://web.uri.edu/diversity/training/social-justice-and-inclusion-microcredential/

The Social Justice and Inclusion (SJ&I) Microcredential offers anti-oppression educational development workshop modules for University faculty, staff, and affiliates.


  • Advancing Anti-oppression
  • Understanding Social Identity, Power and Privilege
  • Disrupting Implicit Bias
  • Combating Microaggressions with Inclusive Language

Engaged Departments –

The Office of Community Equity and Diversity works closely with engaged departments on a short-, mid-, or long-term basis to

  1. define an area that requires a diversity, equity, inclusion, social justice, or decolonization change intervention in their department, and
  2. develop, implement, and evaluate a change intervention aligned with the University, Community Equity and Diversity and departmental DEISJD strategic goals.

Examples of interventions include staff training and development; policy analysis and review; strategic planning; process improvement; strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats (SWOT) analyses; and self-studies.