The Diversity and Leadership Institute
The Diversity and Leadership Institute is a co-curricular experience that can complement classroom instruction. Faculty can use the assignments below to help students integrate learning from the conference into the classroom.
Faculty: Strategies for the Classroom
Below are some assignments that professors can give students that participate in the conference.
- Action Plan. Have students submit their Stay Woke Action Plans. Attendees of the Diversity Leadership Institute will be charged with completing an Action Plan in their Institute Workbooks as a result from the information and engagement from the institute’s workshops.
For the Action Plan, students will have to:
(a) Identify the issue
(b) Identify how this issue affects specific populations
(c) Identify policies that perpetuate or minimize the impact of this social issue
(d) Identify action steps that can be taken to address the issue (must be steps that the students can actually take part in).
- Reflection Paper. Have students write a 2 to 3 page reflection paper where they identify one session that they attended; briefly summarize the session; and identify how they will use this information in the classroom or in their future profession.
- Class Presentation. Have students prepare a 5 to 7 minute presentation where they describe their favorite conference session and explain why that session was important to them.
- Reflection Questions. Have students respond to the following reflection questions:
(a) Why is the Diversity and Leadership Institute important at my institution?
(b) How will attending diversity institute benefit me in the classroom?
(c) How will attending a diversity institute benefit me in my future profession?
(d)Identify three major points that were the most salient for you and explain why.
(e) What new ideas and/or information did you learn from this institute?
- Video Presentation. Have students create a highlight video about the institute. Prior to the institute, instruct students to take pictures throughout the institute as well as interview some of the presenters and participants. Additionally, students should include their own personal reflection in the video.