The Social Justice Leadership Certificate

APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2019–2020 COHORT HAVE NOW CLOSED

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion in collaboration with the Office of International Education coordinates a program for full-time faculty and staff called the Social Justice Leadership Certificate.

 Social Justice Leadership

Social Justice Leadership Cohort 2019-2020 at National Conference on Race and Ethnicity – Portland, OR  Left to right: Samantha Schenk (Institutional Research), Pearl Ratunil (Special Assistant to the President for Diversity and Inclusion), Andrew Anastasia (English), Tara Gary (Liberal Arts), Aaron Posey (Advising), Nellie Khalil (Biology). Not pictured: Michael Magee (Advising)

 

 Social Justice Leadership

Photograph left to right:  Carolann Dunn, Pearl Ratunil, Monica Shirley (Diverse Faculty Fellow), RaeghanGraessle, Deena Ata, Joe Scrima, Esmeralda Guerrero-Lopez, Michael Bentley


What is Social Justice? 

Social justice focuses on the process and goals of full and equal participation of all individuals in a democratic society. For more information, see Dr. Durene Wheeler's webinar hosted by the Academy for Teaching Excellence: Understanding the Role of Social Justice in Our Classrooms. 

Objectives:

  • To build skills and capacities in faculty and staff to lead and support initiatives related to diversity and inclusion. 
  • To orient the community towards an awareness of social justice in all areas of the college.  
  • To implement a social justice lens in supporting student success and employee engagement.
  • To build community and support for employees advancing diversity and inclusion at Harper. 

Program Description:

  • Open to all full-time faculty and staff.
  • Requires an application due December 3, 2018 at 4:30 p.m.. Space is limited.
  • The commitment will be from May 2019 to the end of August 2020.
  • This program will provide participants with the following opportunities:
    • Attendance at National Conference on Race and Ethnicity, May 28 - June 1, 2019, with costs covered by the college.
    • Monthly meetings of approximately 3 hours for workshops, presentations, and leadership training from June 2019 through August 2020. Meetings will be Friday afternoons from 1:00–4:00pm on the following dates:
      • April 26, 2019
      • June 21, 2019
      • September 20, 2019
      • October 18, 2019
      • November 22, 2019
      • February 14, 2020
      • March 13, 2020
      • April 17, 2020
      • April 30, 2020
    • Develop a project that will positively impact the strategic directions, especially Inclusion.

Questions? Contact Pearl Ratunil, Special Assistant to the President for Diversity and Inclusion, pratunil@harpercollege.edu, ext. 6590 or Richard Johnson, Director, Office of International Education, rjohnson@harpercollege.edu, ext. 6429.