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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Online Training

Starting in the fall of 2020 all OU students, staff, and faculty will take an online training in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion on a three year cycle. Staff and faculty will also take a course called Managing Bias. See below for course information. 

The course content is managed by a company called EVERFI, a leader in campus education. The courses will be delivered via OnPoint, and you can login to your account using your SSO credentials (4x4 & password) to access the courses here: onpoint.ou.edu

For the fall 2020 school year courses will become live for our campus populations according to the following schedule:

  • 8/31 – HSC Staff & Faculty
  • 9/1 – HSC Grad Student & Undergrads
  • 9/2 – Norman Staff & Faculty
  • 9/3 – Norman Students (all)

 *Tulsa populations will receive their course notification on the dates their home campuses receive the launch.

If you don't recieve the email, be aware that sometimes it can be sent to clutter or spam.  You can login to OnPoint and find the course under "Take Required Training" after the launch date for your group.

FAQ

Courses will be added to your profile in onpoint.ou.edu. See above for launch timeline.

  • Faculty and Staff 
    • Have 60 days to complete their course assignments.
  • Students 
    • have until the end of the school year to complete, by May 10, 2021.
  • Student DEI Course
    • The student course should take you around 1 hour depending on how you navigate through the course. There are opportunities to “dig deeper” on some content so you can spend some time
  • Staff & Faculty DEI Course
    • This should take approximately 1 hour to complete.
  • Managing Bias
    • This should take approximately 45 minutes to complete.

No. The course is delivered via our online learning management system, OnPoint. While the descriptor "course" is used it is not the same as a class or course you would take for credit hours or require tuition or fees.  

Graduate students who are based out of Norman (this may include Tulsa students) and are also working as GTA or GA's should take the staff/faculty course and managing bias course.  It is possible Norman based graduate students will take all 3 courses in their time here if your status changes and you get an assistantship after your first semester.

Graduate students who are based out of OUHSC will be assigned to the staff/faculty courses, and will need to complete those in the 15 week window.  

 

The student course has a few different styles of buttons and icons that you will need to click to advance. There are also pages that have activities that must be completed before you can advance. 

View this walkthrough document for help if you are having trouble advancing through the course.

If you are still having trouble after viewing the walkthrough, email diversity.training@ou.edu for help with troubleshooting. 

Note that depending on your browser and device these items could also be impacting your user experience.

Chrome, FIrefox and Safari are the recommended browsers for a good user experience.

See below for links to Everfi's tech support for further guidance on browser and device use.

Your browser cookie restrictions are likely inhibiting the Everfi course from launching. 

You may need to allow cookies and then restart your browser and try to login in again.  

For the best user experience Everfi recommends the following browsers: Chrome, Firefox or Safari. Use the links below to view how to manage cookies in your browser of choice. 

Course Information & Objectives

Diversity: Inclusion in the Modern Workplace

A diverse workplace must also be inclusive. By focusing on key concepts that shape our world and inform our values and experiences, this course explores the nature of diversity and provides practical strategies for workplace inclusion.

Building a shared vocabulary of understanding empowers your team to collaborate and engage with others productively, respectfully, and ethically.

By gaining a better appreciation for our shared experiences of difference, our shared expectations of respect, and our shared need to belong and feel appreciated, employees are empowered to create more respectful and inclusive workplaces.

In this course you will:

  • Learn about key concepts related to identity, bias, power, privilege and oppression
  • Understand the benefits of being part of a diverse community
  • Develop skills related to ally behavior, self-care, and creating inclusive spaces

Managing Bias

We all have biases, and most are so subtle we don’t know they exist. Understanding explicit and unconscious bias in the workplace is the first step towards managing it.

Unfortunately, biases affect our actions and have a real impact on your workplace culture. If left unchecked, biases can create unhealthy work environments that reinforce unjust practices. Recognizing and acknowledging these biases creates a foundation that allows us to minimize its impact.

In this course you will:

  • Learn origins of unconscious bias
  • Learn to differentiate between explicit and implicit bias and how your actions might reflect these biases
  • Understand the effects of unconscious bias
  • Learn strategies to reduce the effects of, and take action against unconscious bias
  • Develop skills to prevent unconscious bias

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for Students

A diverse campus must also be inclusive. By focusing on key concepts that shape our world and inform our values and experiences, this course explores the nature of diversity and provides practical strategies for creating inclusion on campus.

Building a shared vocabulary of understanding empowers you to collaborate and engage with others productively, respectfully, and ethically.

By gaining a better appreciation for our shared experiences of difference, our shared expectations of respect, and our shared need to belong and feel appreciated, students are empowered to create a more respectful and inclusive campus.

In this course you will:

  • Learn about key concepts related to identity, bias, power, privilege and oppression
  • Understand the benefits of being part of a diverse community
  • Develop skills related to ally behavior, self-care, and creating inclusive spaces