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BUILD: Boise State Uniting for Inclusion and Leadership in Diversity Certificate Program

The BUILD (Boise State Uniting for Inclusion and Leadership in Diversity) certificate program supports campus educators to gain knowledge and skills to contribute to a welcoming and inclusive environment on campus, demonstrate your commitment to our continuous efforts towards an inclusive Boise State University, and become a campus leader who is better prepared to promote and support inclusion and diversity efforts. Enroll in the BUILD Certificate Program.

Non-CTL Hosted BUILD Opportunities

This list consists of other opportunities that count toward the BUILD Certificate program but are not hosted by the CTL.

White People Talking to White People About Racism: A National Virtual Forum, sponsored by the USC Race and Equity Center – 6.18.2020. Webinar Description: Moderated by Professor John Pascarella, USC Race and Equity Center Chief Academic Officer with panelists Kathy OBear, Ted Mitchell, Ali Michael, Greg Schulz, and Stephen Sachs. Originally offered with 3500 participants, this is a wide-ranging discussion focused on the work that white people can (and must) do to address racism and its impacts.  The panelists represent a variety of experiences, personal journeys, and professional roles.  Individually and collectively they share challenges they have faced in implementing antiracist practice, as well as how they commit to continuing to learn so they can show up to support the work of increasing equity and inclusion. (Counts for 1 BUILD credit)

Interrupting Implicit Bias and Creating Conditions for Equity Across Race, Class, Gender and other Cultural Lines – 6.18.2020. (Recording available after the live webinar) Webinar Description: “Implicit bias has come to be recognized as a powerful force that not only shapes individual actions but institutional policies and practices as well. We now know implicit bias plays a role in job interviews, hiring, suspensions from school, jury verdicts, sentencing to prison, police shootings, and policies influencing housing, health care, and more. This session, with leading equity and diversity educator Hugh Vasquez, will look at three primary mechanisms that produce bias: priming, associations, and assumptions which will create an understanding of actions people can take to counteract negative race associations that lead to negative consequences for people of color.” (Counts for 1 BUILD credit)

Note: While most BUILD programming is free, access to this recording costs $5 to benefit speakers from the SpeakOut organization whose events were canceled due to the pandemic. 

White Immunity: Working Through the Pitfalls of Privilege (Recorded Webinar). Webinar description: “How can poor white people be privileged?” How many times have you encountered that question in a discussion on white privilege? In this engaging and thought-provoking SpeakOut webinar, scholar and author Nolan Cabrera, PhD, offers a new way to address this question with the concept of “White Immunity” – the social inoculation that white people experience as a result of being white in a systemically-racist society. This framework helps work through some of the pitfalls of “privilege.” (Counts for 1 BUILD credit) 

Note: While most BUILD programming is free, access to this recording costs $5 to benefit speakers from the SpeakOut organization whose events were canceled due to the pandemic. 

Being Aware of Learning Opportunities and Constraints Posed by Online Teaching and Moving Towards Anti-Racist Practices:  This webinar by Dr. Sharla Berry and Dr. Sim Barhoum addresses the “taken-for-granted” practices and assumptions that shape the online learning environment and ways in which they can be detrimental to the success of minoritized students. Offers many useful strategies for engaging and including all students. (Counts for 1 BUILD credit)

Talking About Race: In this plenary session at ACE 2019, two of the country’s leading voices and best-selling authors on race and racism—Beverly Daniel Tatum and Robin DiAngelo—discussed the role of race in the United States and on college campuses, how university leaders can engage their communities on race, and what it will take to close equity gaps. (Counts for 1 BUILD credit)

How to Express Care with a focus on Racial Equity: This webinar has passed, see more resources below. This webinar is informed by common assumptions that racially minoritized students are deficient. Oftentimes instructor’s and administrators’ responses imply that “racial equity” means to provide interventions that “fix students”. This session will critically address how to provide authentic care to students with a focus on racial equity. Resources: The transcript for webinar 6 is available here and the suggested article reading is here: George Floyd video adds to trauma. (Counts for 1 BUILD credit)

Employing Equity-Minded & Culturally-Affirming Teaching Practices in Virtual Learning Communities: The transition from face-to-face to online courses in response to COVID-19 presents a substantial challenge for many faculty. In this webinar, Drs. Frank Harris III and J. Luke Wood discuss trends and issues that complicate the experiences of diverse learners in online courses, and they propose equity-minded teaching and learning strategies. (Counts for 1 BUILD credit)

Inclusive Online Teaching and Teachable Moments in Online Classrooms: Creating an Inclusive Classroom Community Online, Responding to Microaggressions Online, and Other Teachable Moments Online: This webinar from the Columbia University School of Social Work offers tips for creating an inclusive classroom community online, including responding to microaggressions, creating community agreements, scaffolding, and navigating other teachable moments. (Counts for 1 BUILD credit)

Contact Tasha Souza ( with any questions about the BUILD Certificate Program.