Dismantling Racism at Duke: Faculty Curriculum for Spring 2021

Opening Short Course: Monday, January 11 – Thursday, January 14, 2021

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. daily

Lead Course Facilitators
SHERILYNN BLACK, Associate Vice Provost for Faculty Advancement
CHARMAINE ROYAL, Professor of African and African American Studies

As faculty work to deepen their knowledge of historical, structural and systemic racism and its implications, we have developed a curriculum to combine practical skills, tangible actions and historical contexts to inform faculty and build personal capacity to promote equitable academic environments. The curriculum will start by guiding faculty through intensive sessions in the form of a ‘practical skills’ short course, including topics such as:

  • How to hold constructive conversations about race
  • How to move your local environments toward equity
  • How to navigate interactions contradicting and undermining your equity goals
  • Lasting practices to promote anti-racism and equity in your research, mentoring and learning environments

The opening short course will run for four consecutive days from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. each day. These sessions will be followed by additional curricular sessions focused on the histories of race and racism, and the impact of structural inequities in America. Faculty participants will receive a certificate at the completion of the course.