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University of Colorado, Boulder

Undergraduate School

Mailing Address
3100 Marine Street Bldg RL3 Suite A-122
Boulder, Colorado 80303-1058
Phone
(303) 492-1411
Email address
admissions@colorado.edu
School Information
"As one of only 36 U.S. public research institutions in the Association of American Universities (AAU), the University of Colorado Boulder is all about realizing the positive impacts of new knowledge. From offering dozens of exciting programs in a range of academic fields, to serving as one of the world’s most dynamic research and innovation hubs, to working closely through hundreds of public outreach efforts with communities across Colorado and the world, we take pride in helping our students, faculty, staff and partners turn new ideas into productive outcomes that change lives." The university offers over 4,000 courses across its over 150 fields of study. (Source: https://www.colorado.edu/about)
General Information
The University of Colorado, Boulder, has finalized the development of its CU 1010 "Anti-Racism" module for incoming, first-year students. Additionally, all students, faculty, and staff will be required to undergo mandatory bystander training. Furthermore, the university will be hiring a Chief Diversity Officer soon. See developments below:

Actions Taken

Anti-Racism, Bias, and Diversity Training
  • Development of the CU 101 “Anti-Racism” Module is finished with the material being available for students in the fall.
  • First-year students will be required to take a CU-101 Anti-Racism Module class
  • Students, faculty, and staff will be required to undergo mandatory bystander training.
  • University will be developing an “anti-racism” module for first-year students.
Resources
  • The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education’s (AASHE’s) virtual Global Conference on Sustainability in Higher Education will feature Professor Ibram X. Kendi, the author of How to be an Anti-Racist.
  • University will be providing an "anti-racist pedagogy learning community" focusing on "the experiences of people of color in campus classrooms and seeks to redress educational disparities among underserved student populations."
  • A university team created Anti-racism courses free of charge to any CU Boulder student or employee through Coursera.
  • The law library has a website called "Anti-Racism Resources for Teaching and Learning."
  • The university library created an "Anti-Racism Resources" site. The home page reads, "We will continue to add resources as we can with the knowledge that the practice of becoming anti-racist is ongoing."
  • In January and February of 2022, the school held a #BeTheChange Challenge where "faculty and staff have had daily opportunities to explore books, stories, podcasts, films and music 'to learn about current and historical issues of racial inequity and ways to be part of the solution,” according to challenge organizers."
  • The school formed an Inclusion, Diversity and Equity Council in November of 2020. Since then, "the representatives of the 26-member council have made the recruitment and retention of students, faculty and staff a guiding focus of their work and have put forth eight recommendations aligned with these priorities."
Symbolic Actions
  • University will be hiring a Chief Diversity Officer
  • In 2022, campus leaders and the chancellor urged "every member of our community to join in learning more about diversity, equity, inclusion and anti-racism and to work continuously together to address these challenges more actively and in ways that can help authentically transform our campus culture in the coming year."
Last updated October 25th, 2022
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