Critical Race Training in Education

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Undergraduate

Mailing Address
4505 S. Maryland Pkwy
Las Vegas, Nevada 89154
Phone
(702) 774-8658
Email address
admissions@unlv.edu
School Information
"Since our first classes were held on campus in 1957, UNLV has transformed itself from a small branch college into a thriving urban research institution. Along the way, our urban university has become an indispensable resource in one of the country's fastest-growing and most enterprising cities" (Source: https://www.unlv.edu/about). UNLV offers 80 majors and 43 minors. Additionally, the university offer 125 graduate degree programs. The student to faculty ratio is 20 to 1. The total undergraduate enrollment is approximately 25,000.
General Information
Following the death of George Floyd, UNLV has launched numerous initiatives in order to address anti-racism. The university has also been undergoing campus police changes. Bias and diversity training is made available to students and is encouraged of employees. At this time, no mandatory Critical Race Training is required of all students. However, see developments below:

Critical Race Training Activity

  • Resources

    The UNLV College of Education held an event titled "Uprooting School Psychology: 2021 School Psychology Anti-Racism UNconference" on July 30, 2021. This meeting sought to "uproot school psychological practices that perpetuate systems of racism and oppression."

  • Curriculum Changes and Requirements

    UNLV's Anti-Black Racism Task Force aims to "create and implement diverse curriculum offerings.

  • Re-Imagining Policing

    The Anti-Black Racism Task Force also seeks to "improve campus safety for Black faculty, staff and students through community policing initiatives, such as the University Police Advisory Board and NSHE Police Review Board."

  • Anti-Racism, Bias, and Diversity Training

    The Anti-Black Racism Task Force will "develop and implement mandatory training to educate the campus community on bias, unconscious bias, etc" specifically for UNLV employees.

  • Symbolic Actions

    UNLV participated in the College of Southern Nevada's Nevada System of Higher Education 2020 Diversity Summit which aimed to discuss "emerging challenges and successes in achieving diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts within the United States, Nevada, and NSHE."

  • Curriculum Changes and Requirements

    Faculty at UNLV held an engagement series known as the Professors' Circle Spring 2021 for Promoting Anti-Racism in Your Classroom. The series centered on "developing more inclusive practices in the classroom and in creating materials that foster an anti-racist curriculum."

  • Resources

    UNLV Student Diversity and Social Justice offers "a variety of social and educational programs that work to affirm identities, provide space for learning and create community." This includes the Center for Social Justice Open House and numerous programs.

  • Resources

    The Cultural Leadership Institute provides "interactive social justice and leadership workshops, aimed to empower students to become change agents."

  • Resources

    UNLV's Student Diversity and Social Justice Department (SDS)J provides numerous resources for race/ethnicity.

  • Anti-Racism, Bias, and Diversity Training

    SDSJ provides diversity training and workshops.

  • Program and Research Funding

    SDSJ provides $500 funding to student organizations that align with the office's goal.

  • Resources

    The Black/African American Program is interested in "creating programs, facilitating workshops, and providing resources with the goal of affirming, educating, and empowering students."

  • Resources

    The Center for Academic Enrichment and Outreach seeks to "provide traditional and innovative educational opportunities to a diverse community through targeted services and research that promote personal success."

  • Resources

    In Fall 2013, the Council of African-American Professionals was created to " promote diversity, inclusion, and cultural competency, with a particular focus on black faculty, staff, administrators, and students at UNLV, and issues that affect our professional development and career advancement."

  • Resources

    The Intersection program offers resources, academic support, and mentoring for students of color.

  • Curriculum Changes and Requirements

    The Program in Couple and Family Therapy incorporates diversity concepts in its curriculum.

  • Resources

    UNLV's We Need To Talk series discusses racism and inclusion in education by providing resources.

  • Resources

    UNLV created an educational series called "Hate Uncycled" in order to address social justice. This series included a town hall.

  • Symbolic Actions

    The UNLV president released a message of solidarity following the death of George Floyd by stating, "UNLV stands in solidarity with our African American faculty, staff, and students in denouncing this heinous act, in expecting accountability, and in demanding systemic change."

Last updated August 30th, 2021