Liberal Arts College Racial Equity Leadership Alliance (LACRELA)
“We are building a strong infrastructure to sustain our institutional commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion to help get members of our community informed on issues and matters relevant to developing a more just, diverse, equitable, and inclusive climate.”
Utica University is a member of a prestigious coalition of colleges and universities across the country, formed to examine race and equity on college campuses. The Liberal Arts College Racial Equity Leadership Alliance (LACRELA) fosters greater understanding in combating these issues.
Developed by Shaun Harper, Race and Equity Center executive director at the University of Southern California (USC), LACRELA seeks to help professionals at colleges develop and achieve equity goals, better understand and correct problems, avoid and recover from racial incidents, and foster sustainable cultures of inclusion.
This program addresses different topics and strategies designed to increase knowledge on issues around diversity, equity, and inclusion in higher education. It seeks to provide an opportunity for institutional leaders to convene and share ideas, knowledge, and resources that will bring positive and lasting change to the students, faculty, staff, and the greater communities they serve.
“Utica’s partnership with LACRELA is a timely and welcomed resource, among others, such as the Intergroup Dialogue, Diversity Equity and Inclusion training module that the entire Utica workforce is required to complete,” said Anthony Baird, vice president for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion & Student Transitions and the Chief Diversity Officer. “We are building a strong infrastructure to sustain our institutional commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion to help get members of our community informed on issues and matters relevant to developing a more just, diverse, equitable, and inclusive climate.”
Monthly eConvening Series Schedule
The Liberal Arts Colleges Racial Equity Leadership Alliance Monthly eConvening Series is brought to you by the USC Race and Equity Center.
View previously recorded session resources and materials here (UC login required):
Registration is limited for this eConvening series, and the live sessions are currently limited to faculty and staff. If you are interested in attending one of the listed live sessions, please fill out this form.
*All times 9am-12pm PST/12pm-3pm EST unless otherwise noted.
Board Strategies to Achieve Racial Equity
Tuesday, February 22, 2022
Centering Racial Equity in Your Student Success Agenda
Tuesday, March 22, 2022
Chief Diversity Officer’s Role in Advancing Racial Equity
Tuesday, April 19, 2022
Classroom Incivility and Productive Conversations About Race
Tuesday, May 24, 2022
Reducing Implicit Bias in The Search and Hiring Process
Friday, June 10, 2022
Race Conscious Enrollment Management
Tuesday, July 12, 2022
Communicating Institutional Progress on Racial Equity Goals
Tuesday, August 16, 2022
Dismantling Persistent Racial Equity Problems in Stem
Friday, September 16, 2022
Making Racial Equity Data Transparent
Friday, October 21, 2022
Understanding Campus Unrest and Responding to Student Protest
Tuesday, November 15, 2022
Using Assessment and Evaluation to Improve Campus Racial Climates
Tuesday, December 6, 2022
Managing and Resolving Racial Tensions in the Workplace
Tuesday, January 24, 2022
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