Diversity 101 for University of Missouri
System Campuses

Diversity 101 is a highly interactive, fully online professional development course that explores the concepts of diversity and inclusion particularly as they pertain to the higher education workplace. This course is designed to engage mixed groups of faculty and staff from all UM System campuses in a learning process that will enhance our capacity to build a culture where everyone feels they are welcome, they belong, and they can thrive.

Participation Requirements

The success of this course depends on participants' willingness and ability to actively engage in online discussions. Full participation in the course usually requires a few hours spread throughout the week:

  • 10-15 minutes to write a brief journal entry due at the end of each week
  • 30-45 minutes to review the weekly content and activities in order to formulate a discussion post by Wednesday evening
  • 30-60 minutes to read and respond to discussion posts Wednesday through Sunday
  • There are optional readings and resources provided beyond these basic requirements.

    Dates & Registration

    SUMMER SESSION: July 7 – Aug. 18, 2017 - This session is now full. Please register for a future session.

    FALL SESSION: Sept. 8 – Oct. 20, 2017

    WINTER/SPRING SESSION: Jan. 12 – Feb. 23, 2018

    Participants: Open to faculty and staff at all UM System campuses

    Length of Course: 6 weeks

    Time required (approximate):
    Week One: 1-2 hours, Week Two: 2-3 hours, Week Three: 2-3 hours, Week Four: 3-4 hours, Week Five: 2-3 hours, Week Six: 1-2 hours

    Weekly Deadlines: Discussion board posts are due weekly, Monday through Wednesday. Short weekly reflection journals are due weekly, Friday through Monday.

    Topics Covered: Building a Learning Community for Personal and Organizational Growth, Introduction to Diversity, Inclusive Excellence, Diversity on Campus, Obstacles to Inclusion, Building a Culture of Inclusion, and Action Planning and Moving Forward.