Mandatory Diversity Training For Miami-OH Freshmen

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But isn’t mandatory diversity an oxymoron? “Starting this fall, first-year Miami students will complete an online module on diversity and inclusion and a separate module on bias training,” Miami University of Ohio announced. “This year’s training will be rolled out later this fall and in future years will be completed prior to orientation or during enrollment in UNV 101.”

“Similar to the student training, a faculty and staff version of the training from vendor Everfi will be required of all new hires starting later this fall and then pushed out to all faculty and staff in the future.”

“The intensified training is just one outcome from the Diversity and Inclusion Working Group that formed during the academic year 2017-2018 and presented its report and recommendations to President Crawford in May 2018. Using Miami’s existing mechanisms, such as orientation and training programs, to combat bigotry and intolerance was a major focus of the working group’s efforts.”