Diversity and Inclusion Research & Support Resources
A guide to help NAU students, faculty, and staff research topics related to diversity, inclusion, equity, and justice. This guide also provides resources that promote diversity and inclusion at NAU and beyond.
In a Brave Space we strive to struggle against racism, sexism, classism, ableism, colonialism, ageism, homophobia, transphobia, misogyny and all systemic inequities. We are free to participate in difficult conversations by balancing the inherent value of a given view with the obligation to ensure that other members of a our community can participate in discourse as fully recognized members of that community. We have the power to uphold the values of freedom of expression and social justice by working together to disrupt oppressive power dynamics and holding each other and ourselves accountable for what we say and do here-and-now. Processing our privilege and implicit bias helps to build more egalitarian relationships and communities, with intentional care for others’ humanity and experiences. With respect for each other's bravery, we do not shame by calling-out our areas of growth. In our Brave Space, we call-in to learn together. Sometimes, Brave Spaces are designated, but we can all carry a Brave Space with us everywhere we go.
Examples, Activities, and Guidelines for Instructors
This website was created for the faculty of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and offers an approach for teaching diversity in higher education. On this website you can find background material, suggested readings, and exercises and simulations focused on teaching diversity.
The Project Implicit website has online tests where individuals investigate and begin to understand their implicit and explicit social biases. The Project Implicit website also provides research and educational services on implicit bias, diversity and inclusion, leadership, applying science to practice, and innovation.
Purpose: to explore ways that we enjoy privileges based on being members of social identity groups in the United States. Please note that this exercise is not meant to make anyone feel guilty or ashamed of her or his privilege or lack of privilege related to any social identity categories. Rather, the exercise seeks to highlight the fact that everyone has SOME privilege, even as some people have more privilege than others.