What happens when faculty and students from different disciplines explore the contours of race and social justice? The "Race & Social Justice Interdisciplinary Certificate" is designed as an area of specialization for community members and students pursuing a humanities, social sciences, art, or professional degree at UNM
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UNM Race and Social Justice Graduate Certificate Available to Enrolled and Non-Enrolled UNM Students, Community, Staff, Faculty
Undergraduate Version of the Race and Social Certificate also now available
Student Evaluations of Teaching
American Sociological Association Statement
A formal statement issued by the American Sociological Association ( www.asanet.org/studentevaluations), and endorsed by 17 other scholarly associations, describes the current use of student evaluations of teaching as “problematic” and identifies ways to use student feedback appropriately as one part of holistic assessment of teaching effectiveness in institutions of higher education.
Articles about Student Evaluations
Rice University reviewed the literature about the bias in student evaluations of teaching, organized according to common areas of interest: Student Ratings of Instructors: a Literature Review (2015) and Research on Student Ratings Continues to Evolve. We Should, Too. (2018)
The Institute is curating statements from scholarly, community-oriented, and human rights-focused organizations on race and racial discrimination in our world. Take a look here and contact us if you have any suggestions to add. Non-English suggestions are always welcomed.
- Division for Equity and Inclusion
- UNM Diversity Curriculum Requirement
- Race and Social Justice Interdisciplinary Insights: May 2019
June 12, 2019 - The University of New Mexico is pleased to announce it has been selected to receive a $50,000 grant from Lumina Foundation’s Fund for Racial Justice and Equity, a project of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, to enhance the general education curriculum with teaching and learning around race and social justice. From a pool of 312 nation-wide applicants, UNM was...( read more)
UPDATE: Yazzie/Martinez v. el Estado de Nuevo México (en Español / in English)
20 noviembre 2018 - ¿Qué ha sucedido? Las familias y los distritos escolares, representados por New Mexico Center on Law and Poverty, y también Mexican-American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, demandaron al Departamento de Educación Pública de Nuevo México (PED, por sus siglas en inglés) y la legislatura estatal por no proporcionar un sistema de educación suficiente y uniforme a todos los estudiantes de Nuevo México lo que es garantizado por la cláusula de educación de la Constitución del Estado de Nuevo México...
El estado tiene hasta el 15 de abril de 2019 para tomar medidas inmediatas para garantizar que las escuelas de Nuevo México tengan los recursos necesarios, incluida la financiación suficiente para proporcionar a todos los estudiantes una educación uniforme y suficiente que los prepare para la universidad y sus carreras.
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Upcoming Race and Social Justice Events
Sat, Jan 30 2021
Tue, Feb 23 2021 Tue, Feb 23 2021
Mon, Mar 15 2021 Mon, Mar 15 2021
Thu, Mar 18 2021 Sun, Mar 21 2021
Thu, Apr 15 2021 Fri, Apr 16 2021
Thu, Apr 15 2021 Sat, Apr 17 2021
Sat, Aug 07 2021 Tue, Aug 10 2021
Developing an equity lens within and across sectors to improve population health
Natalie S. Burke, CommonHealth Action (2016)
Framing the Dialogue on Race and Ethnicity to Advance Health Equity: A Workshop
Julie Sweetland, FrameWorks Institute, (2016)
The evidence for the historical policy production of racialized health inequities and their continuing impact on population health
Mindy Fullilove, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University (2016)
Health Equity and Racism
Gilbert Gee, Fielding School of Public Health, UCLA (2016)
What’s your “Street Race-Gender”?
Nancy López (2015)
Race, Rights, & Reparations on the Rock Newman Show
Dr. Kathy Powers, UNM PoliSci
New Jim Crow
Shiv Desai (2014)
Students Speak Up: Avicra Luckey, UNM Multimedia Journalism
Karla Kingsley, Ph.D. and Kris Goodrich, Ph.D. (2014)
Hand in Hand
Jamal Martin (2014)