Learning & Training

Learning & Training

To maintain and build awareness around issues of equity and inclusion, our staff regularly conducts a variety of opportunities to learn new skills through reading groups, trainings, and workshops on campus, including on the topics of mitigating microaggressions, understanding diversity, equity, and inclusion, and developing inclusive faculty searches and addressing bias.

In addition to addressing perennial issues, we strive to be of the moment. In a multipart series this past spring, we invited national experts to help us examine the impact of COVID-19 on various segments of our community, from those who identify as LGBTQIA+ to members of historically underrepresented communities to those who are living with a disability.

Most importantly though, we seek to foster lasting change. For example, our work in schools, colleges, and administrative departments and our faculty-search trainings for committee members and department chairs are designed to facilitate successful, inclusive environments, strategies, and outcomes. We invite all members of the BU community to engage in these important and impactful events and conversations.


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Learning Toolkits

These Self-Guided D&I Learning Toolkits are curated by BU D&I's Learning & Training team to support you on your lifelong journey of learning and self-development. Each Toolkit delves into a single topic through readings, podcasts, videos, reflections, and more. You can filter each Toolkit based on the level (foundational, advanced) and type of resource you'd like to explore.

Check out our Toolkit Spotlight to see what we're most excited about and scroll down to see the full library of Toolkits to explore at your leisure.

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Living Language Guide

Language is a crucial building block upon which we can build common and shared understanding. Explore terminologies, phrases, acronyms, and more as curated by BU D&I.

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