The diversity of Saint Paul College is one of the school’s greatest strengths. In an effort to promote equity, inclusion and social justice the College is committed to providing opportunities for faculty, staff and students to be continuously engaged in experiences that increase cultural competency.
Equity Training Series - Saint Paul College developed the Equity Training series. The Equity Training series is composed of 7 workshops providing faculty and staff with opportunities to engage in conversations around the intersections of race, gender, sexuality, ability, religion/spirituality and class.
Equity By Design - Equity by Design is a Minnesota State system-wide program to increase equitable outcomes in our classrooms. At Saint Paul College, it takes the form of a 9-week faculty cohort facilitated jointly by The Vice President of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and Academic Effectiveness and Innovation (AEI) staff.
Over the course of a semester, participants will:
- Reflect on their own culture and how it influences instruction.
- Increase their use of data through a unique Equity Dashboard.
- Identify the fundamentals of Culturally Responsive Teaching.
- Create a plan to apply these new teaching principles to their courses and measure the impact.
Mental Health First Aid - Mental Health First Aid provides strategies to help individuals in crisis and non-crisis situations. In support of our commitment to become an anti-racist, trauma-informed institution, Saint Paul College faculty and staff will provide Mental Health First Aid training for College employees.
Safe Zone Training - Safe Zone trainings are opportunities to learn about LGBTQ+ identities, gender and sexuality, and examine prejudice, assumptions, and privilege.
Throughout the academic year additional workshops and events will be offered to support increasing the cultural competency of faculty, staff and students.
Social Justice Book Club – The Social Justice Book Club provides opportunities for the College community to participate in conversations addressing social justice through literature.