In addition to the Safe Space Training Program, the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion offers a number of customized training opportunities for faculty and departments at Kenyon. Potential training sessions and workshops include some of the following topics: incorporating queer topics into your curriculum, learning how to best support your transgender students, and more.
The ODEI is able to provide a number of unique training opportunities for departments with various levels of knowledge about support and inclusion for LGBTQ+ students. In addition to hosting open workshops for the campus community, interested faculty and staff may also request trainings on any number of various topics related to LGBTQ+ diversity and inclusion.
If your department is interested in scheduling a training or simply discussing possible options to fit your individualized needs, please reach out to Timothy Bussey, assistant director of diversity, equity, and inclusion, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As individuals, we make-up multiplicities of identities that encompass who we are and how we see and understand the world around us. Race, ethnicity, religion, class, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, ability, etc are just some intersectionalities that comprise as holistic parts of integral aspect to the development of students in academic, social, personal and emotional settings.
As faculty, it is essential to be aware of one’s own implicit and explicit biases that come from embedded cultural assumptions and values as well as how those behaviors may be manifested personally and in an institutionalized nature:
Adapted from Moorhead, C. (2005). “Advising lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students in higher education. Retrieved from the NACADA Clearinghouse of Academic Advising Resources website.