University of Michigan
Community Awareness: What is a Socially Just University
University of Michigan

Community Awareness: What is a Socially Just University

Taught in English

Course

Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

Barry Checkoway
Rachel

Instructors: Barry Checkoway

Beginner level
No prior experience required
5 hours to complete
3 weeks at 1 hour a week
Flexible schedule
Learn at your own pace

What you'll learn

  • Understand strategies for strengthening socially-just teaching and learning.

  • Explore strategies and structures needed for institutional change based on diversity, equity, and inclusion.

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There are 8 modules in this course

What is a socially-just university? is a question arising at a time when American society is changing, and challenging many institutions to reconsider some of their most fundamental purposes and practices.

What's included

2 readings1 discussion prompt

American society is changing and, in so doing, challenging higher education to adapt to these changes. As society increases in its people of African, Asian, and Latin American descent, and people of color become the majority, for example, unanswered questions are arising about what universities are for, and who are they for?

What's included

1 video2 readings1 discussion prompt

What is, or should be, the purpose of higher education?

What's included

1 video3 readings1 discussion prompt

Learning and teaching are central to the core educational mission of universities, but what happens to these activities when the institutions are changing in their population?

What's included

1 video2 readings1 discussion prompt

Research and scholarship produce “knowledge for society,” but knowledge development has various approaches.

What's included

1 video2 readings1 discussion prompt

Faculty members are central to higher education, and nothing lasting happens without them. But, what are some ways to engage faculty members, especially at a time when universities are changing in their composition?

What's included

1 video2 readings1 discussion prompt

The University of Michigan is involved in a comprehensive effort to transform the institution for diversity, equity, and inclusion, and this effort requires institutional changes at all levels.

What's included

1 video2 readings1 discussion prompt

This module will give you an opportunity to reflect on what you’ve learned throughout this experience and to contemplate what pieces of the conversation are missing.

What's included

2 readings

Instructors

Barry Checkoway
University of Michigan
3 Courses17,200 learners
Rachel
1 Course568 learners

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