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COVID-19 Diversity and Inclusion Resources

As we all respond to the daily changes brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, the UC Blue Ash College Diversity and Inclusion Committee recognizes that faculty, staff and students may need resources to help them adapt. Our hope is that the articles, webinars and other resources below help make equitable and inclusive education more attainable, even in these difficult times.

Student Resources

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Some of the HBR edit staff met virtually the other day — a screen full of faces in a scene becoming more common everywhere. We talked about the content we’re commissioning in this harrowing time of a pandemic and how we can help people. But we also talked about how we were feeling. One colleague mentioned that what she felt was grief. Heads nodded in all the panes. Read the article at the Harvard Business Review.

Spotty internet, cramped quarters and job loss haunt low-income students. Read the full article at The Hechinger Report.

This list includes information that we hope will help communities and activists as they work to understand and respond to the moment and for the long haul. Our COVID-19 Resources are arranged in categories to help you sift through the material. Read the article at Racial Equity Tools.

During this pressing time, we understand the COVID-19 pandemic disrupts many students' employment situations. If you are in need of options to work, we wanted to provide a few resources to help students find part-time, remote, and work-from-home opportunities. Read the full article at UC's Professional Job Search Resources.

Faculty & Staff Resources

The Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice has developed a multi-part webinar series exploring how the COVID-19 pandemic highlights critical legal issues of criminal justice, civil rights, human rights, and economic concerns, to name only a few. In these free webinars, panelists will address the deepening crises in our collective pursuit of advancing law and justice. See the full list at The American Bar Association.

Asian Americans have been targeted by racism and xenophobia related to the coronavirus or COVID-19. We offer the following resources in response to this hate. Read the article at Asian-Americans Advancing Justice.

Over 200 colleges and universities have closed in the United States due to the coronavirus pandemic. Some have canceled in-person classes for the rest of the spring 2020 semester, while others have canceled graduation. Universities are trying to make decisions in a fluid and unprecedented environment. Read the article at The Brookings Institution.

By now, many people are slowly coming to terms with the idea that the Covid-19 crisis may continue for months and create a radically changed world. That realization is understandably distressing, given the prospect of prolonged physical distancing, rising death tolls, and serious economic decline. As the denial fades, fear and anger take its place, which can result in emotional and intellectual paralysis. Read the article at The Chronicle of Higher Education.

While UC does NOT support the use of Zoom for online classes, many of these practical diveristy and inclusion strategies can apply to Teams and WebEx as well. Read "8 Ways to Be More Inclusive in Your Zoom Teaching."

Higher education needs a national coalition to tackle two goals: keeping and recruiting students, especially those at risk, and building a digital infrastructure for the long haul, writes Peter McPherson. Read the article at Inside Higher Ed.

The Imperative for Civil Rights Advocacy, Montioring and Enforcement. Read the PDF article at the NAACP.

In the face of COVID-19, the actions of leaders -- be they formal, informal, long-standing, or emerging leaders -- will shape how we as a society respond to the challenges of this moment. In doing so, they will also shape the impact of COVID-19 and the accompanying economic crisis on our social fabric. Read the full article at Project Over Zero.

Experts from the National Child Traumatic Stress Network share their recommendations for educators supporting students during the COVID-19 crisis. Read the article at Teaching Tolerance.

As COVID-19 infections increase, so too does racism and xenophobia. Use our “Speak Up” strategies to let people know you’re not OK with racist or xenophobic comments about coronavirus or anything else. Read the article at Teaching Tolerance.

As the impact of coronavirus continues, many school districts have been asking for support. We know that there are many lists and resources already available. So instead, we are in the process of curating resources, as well as organizing more open-ended learning and sharing opportunities. This real-time support includes free webinars, facilitated drop-in chats, and 1:1 office hours for K-12 leaders like yourself should you need it.

We've organized these into those focused on leadership, teachers, operations, and virtual learning. Register for the webinar at Education Elements.

Additional Information

Contact Information

Molly Scruta
Program Manager of Inclusion and Involvement
Office: Muntz 123
Email: molly.scruta@uc.edu
Phone: 513-936-1501
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