Starting Monday, Oct. 20, UT will offer the first diversity certificate for credit online to anyone qualified and interested.
Consisting of 12 credit hours taught over three semesters, the program will feature subject matter experts and be taught by Dr. Shanda Gore, UT chief diversity officer and creator of both the Culture Building Institute diversity certificate and graduate diversity certificate.
Gore also serves as the associate vice president for equity, diversity and community engagement, which oversees the Catharine S. Eberly Center for Women in Tucker Hall on Main Campus as well as the UT Minority Business Development Center on the Scott Park Campus of Energy and Innovation.
“I was repeatedly asked for a program for credit by UT and outside sources,” Gore said. “I was contacted specifically about our Culture Building Institute Diversity Certificate Program, which is offered solely to UT employees.
“This program is a result of a number of contributors, and I am glad that the Higher Education Department, the College of Social Justice and Human Service, and the College of Graduate Studies can support it,” she said.
Courses will include:
• Diversity Beginnings (four credit hours) Oct. 20 to Dec. 12;
• Diversity in Practice (four credit hours) Jan. 12; and
• Diversity Advancement (four credit hours) June 29.
To register, search for the course and register prior to Monday, Oct. 20.
To qualify, one must hold a bachelor’s degree in any field and be a registered UT graduate student.
If not a registered UT graduate student, visit the site for more information and to apply to the College of Graduate Studies: utoledo.edu/diversity/training/diversityforcredit.html.