- Gain specific knowledge and skills to contribute to a welcoming and inclusive environment on campus, including:
- Enhanced intrapersonal and critical awareness regarding the role one’s positionality can play in fostering (or impeding) a more inclusive campus
- A better understanding of, and empathy for, the experiences of specific identity and cultural groups
- Increased understanding of patterns of marginalization and systems of oppression
- Improved communication skills for communicating effectively across difference and breaking down barriers to inclusion
- Demonstrate your commitment to continuous efforts towards a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive Boise State University.
- Become a campus leader who is better prepared to promote and support diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts.
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. Contact Tasha Souza (email@example.com) with any questions about the BUILD Certificate Program.
This list consists of other opportunities that count toward the BUILD Certificate program but are not hosted by the CTL.
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)
How to Express Care with a focus on Racial Equity – Thursday, 5.28.2020: 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. Registration Link: bit.ly/cuewebinar6 (
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)