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Certification Training

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Certification (DEIC)

Sponsored by The Center for Leadership, Academic and Student Success (HSI Title V Grant Initiative)

Janie Filoteo, PhD - Professor of Sociology / Former COTE Faculty Fellow
René Arnold, MBA - Professional Development Program Coordinator, Diversity Initiatives, COTE

Program Overview 

Consistent with the Lone Star College Strategic Plan, one of the goals of the system is to “nurture a culture that values and respects all Lone Star College members and encourages collaboration.” To this end, the Lone Star College-Tomball Center for Organizational and Teaching Excellence in collaboration with the Office of Diversity & Inclusion, has created the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Certification (DEIC) program experience. The purpose of this certification is to offer quality interactive workshops and experiential training on a wide array of issues pertaining to diversity.  The aim is to empower participants to not only learn about the issues of diversity impacting all Lone Star College members but to put our LSCFocus Cultural Beliefs into action, specifically “Advancing Equity” and “Cultivate Community.” 

The core ambition of the DEI certification experience is to create ‘Diversity Agents’ to continue this work. So, each session ends with a call to action for our participants and that this overarching question remains at the forefront of all that we do:  How do we translate all that we are learning through discussions, readings, and activities into action that will all help us provide a better experience for our students – one that is more equitable and inclusive to all?  It is our desire that the participants of this certification program will generate and implement practical solutions for our campus with this question in mind.

Program Objectives
Upon completion of the certification program, participants will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of basic population characteristics of Lone Star College-Tomball and Lone Star College System.
  2. Describe terminology utilized when discussing issues of diversity including but not limited to issues of race, ethnicity, gender, disability, and socio-economic status.
  3. Explain how the behavior of individuals impact others especially in terms of group dynamics.
  4. Perceive and articulate issues and events from more than one cultural viewpoint.
  5. Develop strategic interventions to further incorporate and expand diversity and inclusion consistent with Lone Star College strategic initiatives.

Program Topics
The format for each session is designed to include vital information focused on connecting individual-level action with structural issues.  The program covers the topics of:  
Session 1:  Understanding Diversity and Equity
Session 2:  Practicing Inclusive Language 
Session 3:  Analyzing Implicit Bias and Privilege 
Session 4:  Investigating Cultural and Social Class Differences
Session 5:  Contemplating Race and Ethnicity
Session 6:  Exploring Social Justice

Information will be posted on the next scheduled session.
For more information the on the DEIC program, contact René Arnold at Rene.G.Arnold@lonestar.edu.

Instructional Technology Certification Program (ITCP)

ITCP is specifically designed for college instructors who wish to infuse technology-rich, engaging lessons, learning activities, and teaching materials into their classrooms. This 10-session certification program is formatted as a hybrid and will include both face-to-face and online sessions. 

Information will be posted on the next scheduled session.

Adjunct Certification Program (ACP)

ACP offers adjunct instructors an opportunity to further develop teaching philosophy and educational tools. A meal will be provided, and participants receive a stipend.
The purpose of the Adjunct Certification Program is to recognize and reward adjunct faculty members who make a commitment to the System. The program provides opportunities for adjunct faculty members to improve their teaching skills and enhance their teaching effectiveness. Goals of the Adjunct Certification Program include providing support and encouragement for adjunct faculty members in an atmosphere of free expression and mutual respect and the exploration of new teaching and learning techniques and ideas.

The goals of the Adjunct Certification Program are:

  • To provide support and encouragement for adjunct faculty members.
  • To provide an atmosphere of free expression and mutual respect.
  • To build on what adjuncts know, understand, and are able to do.
  • To encourage the practice and adaptation of new teaching and learning techniques and ideas.

Information will be posted on the next scheduled session.

GRIT Certification Program (GCP)

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