SPH Faculty & Instructor Training

In summer 2020, we partnered with the U of M College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) to design and implement a workshop series to support School of Public Health (SPH) faculty and instructors in developing anti-racist curriculum and pedagogy. This workshop series aligns with annual training requirements of the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH), our school’s main accrediting body.

Program Format

To complete the training, SPH faculty and instructors participate in one asynchronous learning experience and one 2-part synchronous workshop, described as follows:

Asynchronous Learning Experience

  • Facilitated through Canvas
  • Includes: an introductory video, one required reading, additional readings and resources that explore issues related to anti-racism in curriculum and pedagogy (articles, films, blog posts, etc.), and optional discussion prompts
  • Will take approximately one hour to complete

Synchronous Workshops (must complete asynchronous experience first)

  • Includes: two 1-hour synchronous meetings with at least one week between them
  • Purpose: to contextualize and personalize each participant’s approach to anti-racism in curriculum and pedagogy

Dates & Times

Fall 2020 training is complete. If you were unable to attend this training to complete the requirement for the 2020-21 academic year, please work with your supervisor or division head to develop an alternate plan (see more information below).

Additional schoolwide training opportunities will become available in the coming months. Please check in with your division head about more localized training opportunities.

Note about required training

The SPH Educational Policy Committee (EPC) has chosen this workshop series as the required training for the 2020-21 academic year for all SPH faculty and instructors. If an instructor feels that this training is not a good fit for them, is unable to participate, or joins the faculty after the workshops are held, they should work with their supervisor or division head to develop an alternate plan for the required annual training and document that training as part of their annual review.

For questions about this training, contact Director of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Lauren Eldridge at leldridg@umn.edu.

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