Equity + Inclusion Initiatives, Programs and Resources
Welcome to LCAD’s Equity + Inclusion page. Here, you can find a list of the current programs and initiatives that our school is putting in place to further develop a culture of equity and inclusion so that every member of the LCAD community can learn, work, live and play in a safe, supportive environment. Click on each initiative below to learn more.
The Restorative Justice Consultant will lead a comprehensive workshop for faculty in August. This workshop will focus on microaggressions in the classroom as well as restorative practices for healing our community.
NEXT STEPS: Continuing education and training programs will be required of all faculty and department chairs.
UPDATE: Before the start of the semester, Michelle Myers and her associate Jemnia Allen led the faculty through a series of interactive exercises designed to identify and eliminate microaggressions in the classroom and to offer positive ways to recognize and validate the diversity of all student voices. It was well received. We plan to hold similar training sessions each year during faculty orientation for all faculty and staff.
The fall 2021 faculty orientation will host Jessica Garcia, PhD, founder and CEO of Hummingbird Solutions, LLC, a diversity and inclusion consulting firm. Dr. Garcia will conduct an interactive faculty workshop focusing on best practices and case studies for inclusive teaching.