Staff Course: Inclusive Practices for Names and Pronouns in Academic Contexts

1. Welcome and Introduction

1. Welcome and Introduction

1. Welcome and Introduction - Inclusive Practices for Names and Pronouns in Academic Contexts

2. University of Minnesota Context

2. University of Minnesota Context

2. University of Minnesota Context - Inclusive Practices for Names and Pronouns in Academic Contexts

3. Binary Thinking

3. Binary Thinking

3. Binary Thinking - Inclusive Practices for Names and Pronouns in Academic Contexts

4.1 The Gender Unicorn

4.1 The Gender Unicorn

4.1 Gender Unicorn- Inclusive Practices for Names and Pronouns in Academic Contexts

4.2 Gender Identity

4.2 Gender Identity

4.2 Gender Identity- Inclusive Practices for Names and Pronouns in Academic Contexts

4.3 Gender Expression

4.3 Gender Expression

4.3 Gender Expression- Inclusive Practices for Names and Pronouns in Academic Contexts

4.4 Sex Assigned at Birth

4.4 Sex Assigned at Birth

4.4 Sex Assigned at Birth- Inclusive Practices for Names and Pronouns in Academic Contexts

4.5 Attraction and Recap

4.5 Attraction and Recap

4.5 Attraction and Recap- Inclusive Practices for Names and Pronouns in Academic Contexts

5.1 Pronouns and Names

5.1 Pronouns and Names

5.1 Pronouns and Names - Inclusive Practices for Names and Pronouns in Academic Contexts

5.2 Sharing Names and Pronouns

5.2 Sharing Names and Pronouns

5.2 Sharing Names and Pronouns - Inclusive Practices for Names and Pronouns in Academic Contexts

6.1 Setting the Tone for a Gender Expansive Culture

6.1 Setting the Tone for a Gender Expansive Culture

6.1 Setting the Tone for a Gender-Expansive Culture - Inclusive Practices for Names and Pronouns

6.2 Gendered Language and Acknowlogize

6.2 Gendered Language and Acknowlogize

6.2 Gendered Language and Acknowlogize - Inclusive Practices for Names and Pronouns

 

Course Description:

This session is intended for academic professionals, including academic advisors, student support services, and administrative support professionals. In this session, participants will receive an overview of gender identity, gender expression, and their significance for higher education contexts. The presenter will share introductory strategies and resources for integrating preferred names and gender pronouns into daily practice. Context and historical significance for the Gender Equity and Access Policy will also be provided.

Audience:

This session is intended for academic advisors, professional staff, student affairs staff, and administrative support staff at the University of Minnesota.

Learning Outcomes:

As a result of completing all modules in this course...

  • Participants will gain a better understanding of the need and purpose of the Gender Equity and Access Policy
  • Participants will be able to better understand and identify dimensions of gender identity and expression.
  • Participants will gain awareness of gender specific and gender neutral pronouns. 
  • Participants will gain an understanding of why an individual's name and pronouns are important and how to honor them. 
  • Participants will explore their role related to preferred name and pronoun use in an academic context. 
  • Participants will identify an accountability process for moving through mistakes regarding names and pronouns.

Resources

Here is a link to additional educational resources for Staff members.