Critical Race Training in Education

University of Nebraska Omaha

Undergraduate

Mailing Address
6001 Dodge Street
Eppley Administration Building, Room 111
Omaha, Nebraska 68182
Phone
(402) 554-2393
School Information
"Since its inception in 1908, the University of Nebraska Omaha has been firmly anchored in the community, forging partnerships with business, education, government, arts and civic organizations. UNO has long set the pace for accessible higher education in Nebraska and continues to offer an academically rigorous experience to a diverse student body" (Source: https://www.unomaha.edu/strategic-planning/plan/index.php). UN Omaha offers over 200 majors and programs and hosts an undergraduate student to faculty ratio of 17 to 1 as well as a graduate student to faculty ratio of 13 to 1. There are over 15,000 students enrolled including over 3,000 graduate students enrolled. The school has over 2,000 faculty members.
General Information
UNO offers several courses that incorporate the concepts of race and racism. In addition, UNO provides an Equity and Inclusion Certificate in addition to numerous other events and programs relating to diversity. One such event welcomed Ibram X. Kendi, the author of "How to Be an Anti-Racist." UNO provides financial incentives for DEI training for faculty and staff. No mandatory Critical Race Training is yet required of students. However, see developments below:

Activity

  • Anti-Racism, Bias, and Diversity Training

    UNO's Center for Faculty Excellence "offers a variety of workshops and other professional development activities addressing topics relating to diversity, equity, access and inclusion."

  • Curriculum Changes and Requirements

    UNO offers an Equity and Inclusion Certificate.

  • Resources

    UNO offers a Minority Mentorship Program.

  • Program and Research Funding

    Faculty and staff who participate in DEI workshops are given funding. These workshops include the Microaggressions Awareness Training, Equity Institute Workshop Series, Faculty Search Training, and many other events and programs.

  • Resources

    The Goldstein Center for Human Rights provides resources for anti-racism.

  • Symbolic Actions

    The School of Public Administration released a statement outlining its "commitment to anti-racism."

  • Resources

    On March 3, 2021, UNO announced that, "A University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) professor, the Buffett Early Childhood Institute at the University of Nebraska, and local teachers are teaming up to bring anti-racist theories and practices to Omaha-area classrooms."

  • Symbolic Actions

    UNO highlighted a College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences professor who authored a novel on anti-bias.

  • Resources

    UNO's Criss Library offers anti-oppression resources which includes Ibram X. Kendi's "How to Be an Anti-Racist."

  • Symbolic Actions

    UNO has an Office of Diversity, Equity, Access, and Inclusion.

  • Resources

    UNO states that, "The Office of Academic Affairs is committed to fostering a culture of inclusive excellence at UNO." The Office of Academic Affairs offers numerous programs for this purpose.

  • Resources

    The College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences has a Diversity, Equity, Access, and Inclusion Committee which offers numerous programs for DEI.

  • Anti-Racism, Bias, and Diversity Training

    UNO's Academic Advising Council has a DEI committee which "plans DEI programming for AAC meetings" and "coordinates DEI training opportunities for advisors."

  • Symbolic Actions

    UNO's College of Business Administration released a statement saying, "The pursuit of diversity, equity, inclusivity is crucial to the current and future success of the College of Business Administration. Therefore, we vow to create a culture of inclusivity; to attract and retain a more diverse faculty, staff, and student body; and to address diversity, equity, accessibility and inclusion through our policies and procedures, while championing these initiatives on the UNO campus and within the Greater Omaha area." UNO's CBA also offers DEI resources.

  • Symbolic Actions

    The College of Arts and Sciences released a Statement on DEI.

  • Resources

    UNO's College of Public Affairs and Community Service offers resources for DEI.

  • Resources

    On February 10, 2020, UNO announced that the Office of Multicultural Affairs held an event hosting Ibram X. Kendi, author of "How to Be an Anti-Racist."

  • Symbolic Actions

    On June 4, 2020, the Office of Multicultural Affairs released a statement responding to the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and James Scurlock.

  • Political Actions and Support for Anti-Racism

    The Department of Sociology and Anthropology released a BLM statement.

  • Curriculum Changes and Requirements

    UNO's Political Science program offers a Race, Ethnicity, and Gender Politics concentration.

Last updated December 20th, 2021