Critical Race Training in Education

Northern Arizona University


Mailing Address
S San Francisco St
Flagstaff, Arizona 86011
(928) 523-9011
Email address
School Information
Northern Arizona University's mission is to provide an outstanding undergraduate residential education strengthened by research, graduate and professional programs, and sophisticated methods of distance delivery. NAU is a high research university with its main campus located on 740 acres in Flagstaff, Arizona. With online classes, the competency-based program Personalized Learning and more than 30 community campuses located throughout Arizona, including NAU-Yuma and NAU-Yavapai, Northern Arizona University brings education within your reach.
General Information
In 2020, Northern Arizona University released a “Diversity Strategic Plan” to commit to university-wide diversity and inclusion initiatives, mandatory “learning opportunities,” and further scholarship in diversity and inclusion. The Diversity Fellows Program was created to expressly honor those committed to the diversity and inclusion initiative. The commission on Ethnic Diversity seeks to establish “equity” in salaries and working conditions. Students are required to complete six total credits under the category of diversity to graduate. They also have access to optional—but recommended—training courses on diversity and inclusion in the workplace and managing bias.


  • Resources

    The Commission on Ethnic Diversity offered the goal to "Advocate for equity in salary and working conditions by strategically negotiating policies and practices"

  • Program and Research Funding

    The Diversity Fellows Program was created to "recognize those that have demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion at NAU." There are 8-10 fellows on the council "who have demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion..."

  • Anti-Racism, Bias, and Diversity Training

    The Equity and Access Office offers "two optional, but highly recommended courses" titled "Diversity: Inclusion in the Modern Workplace (EDU)" and "Managing Bias."

  • Anti-Racism, Bias, and Diversity Training

    NAU released a 2020 "Diversity Strategic Plan" which lays out diversity and inclusion priorities. NAU plans t o "Widely acknowledge, disseminate, and promote NAU's commitment to diversity, inclusion and cultural competency. It also will "Increase mandatory and optional learning opportunities in multiple formats." It also seeks to "institutionalize the value of diversity-centered learning, service, scholarship and work."

  • Curriculum Changes and Requirements

    Effective in 2013, all students have been required to take "3 units of coursework that meet the criteria for the U.S. Ethnic Diversity requirement," along with "3 units of coursework that meet the criteria for the Global Diversity requirement."

  • Resources

    NAU's Diversity Strategic Plan aims to "recruit underrepresented faculty, staff, and administrators."

Last updated July 29th, 2021