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Community Climate

UNH is in the process of developing and implementing a climate study that will include all students, faculty and staff. The objective of the study is to gather data about institutional climate, inclusion and work-life issues to better assess the learning, living and working environment for students, staff and faculty. The survey will be implemented under the leadership of the Campus Climate Study Task Force. The success of this project will rely on the efforts of the entire campus community, and will require the support of all.

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Training Opportuntities

Building Inclusive Courses & Classrooms

A series of workshops was developed in response to a recurring recommendation that came out of last fall's campus conversations.  These seminars seek to deepen our understanding as a learning community of the importance of creating spaces in which to engage productively in conversations related to difficult, uncomfortable, and controversial topics and to provide strategies for building inclusive courses and classrooms.

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Social Justice Educator Training

A professional development opportunity for UNH faculty, staff, and graduate students to further their understanding of social justice and diversity issues. The eight-hour training, which is divided into two days, covers issues of oppression, social injustice, social identity, and facilitation in a small-group setting (limited to 25 - no cost to attend).

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Safe Zones Trainings

Professional development opportunities for UNH faculty, staff, and graduate students to advance awareness, knowledge, and skills around the services and support that we provide to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ) students and colleagues. Participants of Safe Zones Trainings are a campus-wide network of allies who are supportive of LGBTQ faculty, students, and staff and are committed to contributing to a campus climate of inclusion at UNH. Trainings are 1.5 hours in length. We offer department-specific trainings, and some trainings that are open to mixed groups of faculty and staff from various departments.

To schedule/attend sessions, call Safe Zones Coordinator at 862-5053 or visit their website for more information.

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PowerPlay and WildActs

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Tues, Feb 13
3:10-4:30pm
MUB Rm 156

Navigating Bias Issues in and out of the Classroom.  PowerPlay’s labs are an opportunity to experiment in a safe, yet spirited atmosphere around the many ways we interact with one another. Trained Actor-improvisers will present prepared scenarios based on UNH student classroom experiences.  Workshop participants are then given the chance to ask the characters questions about their experiences in the scene and experiment with different strategies to achieve alternate outcomes.  The workshop allows faculty, and others who teach an opportunity to identify incidents of bias in the classroom/workplace and then build expertise in addressing those issues in constructive ways. click here to register

2018 MLK Program

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 February 2018

We invite everyone to the 28th Annual UNH Martin Luther King, Jr. Tribute: The Truth Telling Project featuring arts and advocacy.  The project invites us all, students, faculty and staff to engage in conversation to mend race relations and build a better UNH.  Highlight your voice to help create the UNH story on race and social change. 

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Speaking Up to Bias in the UNH Workplace

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March 8
12:00-2:30 (Lunch provided)
Squamscott Rm, Holloway Commons

Learn how to identify incidents of bias and strengthen your ability to address those issues in a positive and constructive way.  Participants will learn about bystander reactions to implicit biases and how these reactions can help or hinder decisions to intervene. 
Stephanie A. Goodwin, Wright State Univ., a leading expert on bias intervention and UNH PowerPlay Interactive Development will facilitate this training.  Program is collaboration of UNH ADVANCE and Office of Community, Equity and Diversity
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UNH Green Zone

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Supporting Student Veterans and Service Members on Campus and in the Classroom
UNH faculty and staff qualify as Green Zone volunteers when they demonstrate awareness of the issues faced by student veterans and service members.

Find out more about having this training for your office/group