Learning Opportunities

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UnDesign the Red Line

February 15 - March 15 Columbus Metropolitan Library Main Branch

Undesign the Redline is an interactive exhibit that explores the history of structural racism caused by the 1938 redlining maps and how this inequality continues to impact our communities today, focusing on the ways in which we can come together to “undesign” these systems with intentionality. Learn More on the YWCA webpage.

Inclusive and Compassionate Grading: Exploring Alternatives to Traditional Grading Systems

March 23, 2023 | 10:00am to 11:30am

At their best, grades can be a source of extrinsic motivation for students, as well as an indicator of how they are doing in a course. But there are also downsides to traditional grading systems for both instructors and students. When students focus on grades rather than learning, they may feel anxiety rather than curiosity, avoid intellectual risks and challenges, or ignore or misinterpret other, more useful, forms of feedback. For instructors, assigning and discussing grades with students is often exhausting, and it encourages them to relate to their students as an opponent or judge, rather than as a guide and mentor. At their most destructive, grades can even perpetuate systems of bias and oppression, measuring privilege rather than learning and making it more difficult for minority and first-generation students to succeed.  Register here.

DEIJA View Courageous Conversation Series

March 31 , April 28 and May 18 at Noon

Join colleges from across the College of Engineering and Knowlton School each month at noon as we explore and discuss topics through the DEIJA View. Link to DEIJA View Registration

Friday, March 31, 12:00pm: Hidden Figures in Engineering and Architecture

Friday, April 28 12:00pm: Diversity in Religion/Faith and Why It Really Matters

Thursday, May 18 12:00pm: Accessibility is Good for Everyone

#Motivational Monday (Celebrate Yourself)

April 3, 10-10:15 a.m. Virtual

Need a little Monday motivation? Join Employee Assistance Program Counselor Helka Casey, MSEd, LPCC-S, for a short break as she shares an inspirational theme, quote or mantra to start off the week. Learn how and why setting weekly intentions can inspire you, get you energized and motivate you to tackle your week with grace and purpose. We are so good at celebrating others and for others…when is the last time you celebrated yourself?! What does that even look like? Join us and we’ll share some ways you can celebrate you. Learn More

Access Issues for Faculty with Disabilities

Date/Time: Tuesday, April 4, 3:00 PM

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Conversations around disability in higher education often focus on access for students with disabilities and overlook the experiences of faculty with disabilities. In this webinar, you'll hear from faculty with disabilities and disability service providers on accommodations and universal design, funding for accommodations, and strategies to move beyond mere compliance with related laws.

Muslim American Perspective

April 6 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM on Zoom

During Ramadan, join this youth-led presentation about the Muslim American perspective. Whitney Gherman, Extension Educator, will briefly explain why youth voice is so important when studying cultures, religion, and other identity-based topics. Following her introduction, local high school student, Abdullahi Mohamed Musse will give an entertaining presentation on what you should know from the Muslim American perspective. His presentation will end with a call to action for educators and OSU staff working with the Muslim community. Register at go.osu.edu/youthvoice

Social Identity 101

The first step in the social change process is self-reflection. Our Social Identity 101 workshop offers participants a guided opportunity to dive deeper into understanding their social identities and privileges. Participants will learn how social identity connects to oppression, debunk the myth of reverse oppression, and identify ways in which we navigate away from defensiveness and guilt to leverage our privileges and/or power for advocacy and social change. Links with dates and to register below

Social Identity 101: 3/01/2023 | 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Social Identity 101: 4/12/2023 | 3:00 – 4:30 p.m.

Microaggressions 101

Microaggressions cause harm in every workplace. Yet many of us remain confused about what a microaggression is, how to know if one is happening / has happened, and the numerous ways microaggressions impact others. This 90-minute workshop offers a deep dive into microaggressions, microaggessive terminology, and the impacts of microaggressions in our everyday lives. By offering participants the opportunity to expand their knowledge of microaggressions, our workshop aims to encourage the understanding, compassion and confidence necessary to identify microaggressions and intervene when they are happening. Links with dates and to register below

Microaggressions 101: 3/07/2023 | 3:00 – 4:30 p.m.

Microaggressions 101: 4/20/2023 | 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.


When learning about microaggressions, many wonder how we can intervene when we experience or witness a microaggression. But what do we do when someone tells us we are the person enacting a microaggression? How can we practice dismantling microaggressions in our everyday self-expression at work? How do we hold ourselves and each other accountable empathetically and consistently? This 90-minute workshop offers participants an opportunity to reflect on the ways all of us can perpetuate microaggressions and will explore how to move forward once we’ve been made aware of the microaggressions we perpetuate. Links with dates and to register below

Microaggressions and Me: 3/23/2023 | 3:00 – 4:30 p.m.

Microaggressions and Me: 5/03/2023 | 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

DEI Foundation

The workshop aims to host a reset on what diversity, equity and inclusion mean for you and/or your team. Through personal reflection, redefining core concepts, and reframing the work around justice, this workshop provides a meaningful opportunity to discuss what DEI currently looks like for you and/or your team, as well as shape what it can look like moving forward. Links with dates and to register below

DEI Foundations: 4/04/2023 | 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Practice Makes Progress: Microinterventions

This 90-minute workshop give participants an opportunity to practice how we can address microaggressions. Participants will work together to apply microintervention strategies that can be used when we experience or witness a microaggression, as well as practice strategies for how to respond to microintervention resistance and microintervention with supervisors / leadership. *Note: This workshop is designed to be attended after our Microinterventions workshop. Links with dates and to register below

Practice Makes Progress: Microintervention: 5/17/2023 | 11: 30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Campus-Wide DEI Workshops

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BuckeyeLearn provides on-demand training and access 24/7. 

  • Accessibility Fundamentals: Disability Etiquette Basics
  • Diversity Basics
  • Understanding and Interrupting Implicit Bias FY 23 
  • A Glimpse into Emotional Intelligence
  • Conversations on Performance Management
  • Student Wellness Center's 9 Dimensions of Wellness

Review an on-demand video on the university’s shared values: Shared Values Overview

Inclusive Excellence Certificate

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Join the Conversations and Connect with Colleagues

View the 2022-2023 DEIJA View Monthly Courageous Conversations calendar.

Engaging and Leading with Shared Values

  • Autumn 2022 virtual session: Monday, November 7 at  1:00PM – 2:00 PM  Zoom Link  
  • Spring 2023 virtual session: Wednesday, February 9 at 10:00 AM  Zoom Link  
  • Click here to review an on-demand video on the university’s shared values!: Shared Values Overview.mp4