- Education is key to deconstruct racial narratives
- Use multiple and diverse examples
- Establish ground rules for interaction
- Examine your assumptions
- Create an inclusive work environment/classroom
- Ensure a complete, whole narrative that conveys the experiences of all – not just the majority
- Model inclusive language
- Practice and use correct pronouns
- Take correction with grace and humility
- Learn and use students’ names and CORRECT pronunciation (practice), perhaps learn the story behind their name
- Examine your curriculum for multiple perspectives, full narrative, diverse, and real cases
- Set fairness as intentional goal
- Be mindful of low ability cues (e.g., “Sure, I’ll be happy to help you with this. I know girls have trouble with math”)
- Provide accommodations for students with disabilities
- Don’t ask people to speak for/represent an entire group
- Don’t speak for a group you do not have expertise and/or experience in
- Practice inclusive classroom behaviors
- Meet people where they are, empathize and engage
- Reflect on how invested you are in the wellbeing of the class/group the whole
- Do not express, reinforce or police ‘the norm’
- Focus on connection, NOT difference
Holistic Review Resources
- Association of American Medical Colleges | Holistic Review
- Employing Noncognitive Variables in the Admission and Retention of Nontraditional Students | Dr. William Sedlacek | University of Maryland at College Park
- Toward Holistic Review in Graduate Admissions | University of California, Davis
- America’s schools are more diverse than ever. But the teachers are still mostly white.
- Combating Racism and Discrimination in and through Education
- Pressure: A Commentary on the Black Physical Therapy Student Experience
- Racial Equity Report Cards
Self-talk: Set or reset yourself
- I can be uncomfortable to make all students comfortable.
- I want to be inclusive and have much to learn.
- Correction and error will help me get to my goal of inclusivity.
- This is not about me and my intent.
- Am I in a learning posture? Or defending something (what?)?
The JEDI Toolkit is a resource created by faculty members in the Health Sciences Department to provide guidance and recommendations to health care providers and educators who would like to learn more about equity and inclusion.