After successful completion of our online courses, you will be able to develop and implement strategies and approach to connect with men of color, foster positive learning environment, refine and explore teaching practices and remove stereotypes associated with men of color.
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WHOM CORA COURSES ARE FOR?
If you’re a faculty or an educational support staff or an educational body who is willing to help minority students overcome obstacles hampering their success rate in education, then these online courses are apt for you. By enrolling in any of our courses, you can set yourself up as a crusader for enhancing the lives of underrepresented and underserved students. You can facilitate academic success outcome for men and women of color.
Unconscious Bias course
“Unconscious bias is often defined as prejudice or unsupported judgments in favor of or against one thing, person, or group as compared to another, in a way that is usually considered unfair.”
This Unconscious Bias Training has been made to distinguish, challenge and reduce unconscious bias in the working environment. Working environments with less inclination at all will in general develop more attractive, progressively various and increasingly fruitful societies.
This program is designed to provide an introduction to the topic of unconscious bias to school, college, and university educators. The program highlights variation definitions of unconscious associations, discusses the influence of these associations on student success and provides pathways to better understand unconscious bias in education.
- Access to a computer with an internet connection.
- Fluent/advanced level of English required.
WHAT’S IN THE COURSE?
The professional development program on Implicit Bias is designed to enhance the preparedness of faculty, advisors, student service officers, and other support staff in the community college to facilitate success among college men of color.
You will have 30 days to complete each of the 4 modules of this training. Each module requires a 3-4 hour commitment (including lectures, discussion boards, readings).
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Frank Harris III
Dr. Frank Harris III is a professor of postsecondary education and Co-Director of the Community College Equity Assessment Lab (CCEAL) at San Diego State University. He is best known for his expertise in racial [in]equity in postsecondary education and has made important contributions to knowledge about college student development and the social construction of gender and race in college contexts. His work prioritizes populations that have been historically underrepresented and underserved in education.
J. Luke Wood
J. Luke Wood, Ph.D. is Dean’s Distinguished Professor of Education and Vice President for Student Affairs & Campus Diversity at San Diego State University. Formerly Wood served as Associate Vice President for Diversity and Innovation. Dr. Wood is also Co-Director of the Community College Equity Assessment Lab (CCEAL), a national research and practice center that partners with community colleges to support their capacity in advancing outcomes for men of color. He has delivered over 1,000 scholarly and conference presentations and more than 150 publications to his credit, including 15 books and 75 peer-reviewed journal articles.
Lasana O. Hotep
Lasana O. Hotep is an antiracist/antisexist educator, writer, and equity-advancing executive coach. He writes and speaks globally about educational equity, anti- Blackness, and racial justice within organizations and society at-large. He has delivered transformative, multi-media presentations throughout the United States and abroad in Beijing, China and Accra, Ghana. As a writer, he has contributed to seven books and is the co-author of the recently published Minding the Obligation Gap in Community Colleges and Beyond: Theory and Practice in Achieving Educational Equity. For over 20 years, Lasana has provided equity-advancing consultation to academic institutions, community-based organizations, and corporations. Some of his most note-worthy accomplishments include developing the Equity Training series (ETS) and serving as the founding Executive Director of the Equity Institute (EI). Currently, Lasana serves as the Director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (DEIB) at the University of California, Berkeley.
Dr. Carlos Nevarez received his Ph.D. from Arizona State University in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies. He is a Full Professor with the Doctorate in Educational Leadership and Executive Editor for the Journal of Transformative Leadership and Policy Studies at Sacramento State. Dr. Nevarez prior leadership experience include serving as the Interim Chair, Graduate & Professional Studies. In Addition to serving as Director of the Educational Leadership Program at Sacramento State. Dr. Nevarez has authored over thirty publications. His work is designed to be both accessible and actionable in addressing educational challenges and opportunities facing schools and colleges.
Dr. Sim Barhoum is an Associate Professor of English at San Diego Mesa College. Professor Barhoum earned his doctoral degree in Educational Leadership with a specialization in Community College/Postsecondary Education from San Diego State University. He has taught a wide range of education courses, from high school-level to graduate-level, in a variety of teaching formats, from traditional to online. Dr. Barhoum’s research focuses on developmental pathways, barriers to underserved students, and best practices for all community college students. In particular, his contributions examine active learning, relational practices, and educational models.
Donna Y. Ford, PhD, is a Distinguished Professor of Education and Human Ecology and Kirwan Institute Faculty Affiliate at The Ohio State University’s College of Education and Human Ecology. She is in the Educational Studies Dept., Special Education Program. She returned to OSU in Aug. 2019. Professor Ford was formerly an endowed chair at Vanderbilt University in the College of Education. Dr. Ford has been a Professor of Special Education at the Ohio State University, an Associate Professor of Educational Psychology at the University of Virginia, and an Assistant Professor at the University of Kentucky.
George R. Boggs
George R. Boggs is President and CEO Emeritus of the American Association of Community Colleges and Superintendent/President Emeritus of Palomar College in San Marcos, California. He continues to be an active consultant, teacher, author, and speaker. He is the author of more than 100 articles, books, and chapters on various aspects of higher education. He currently teaches classes in emerging higher education issues in doctoral programs at San Diego State University and National American University.
We are accredited by IACET which offers each participant 1.5 CEUs upon completion of any one of the courses. Each of our courses takes approximately 15 hours to complete. Our easy to navigate and use training interface gives seamless experience to all our participants with extensive and researched knowledge from best of professors in the field.
The Black Lives Matter zoom sessions were all such a great resource and place to learn! Whether it was Dr. Smith sharing the framework of Racial Battle Fatigue or seeing Michael Brown Senior, it was such a great way to connect academic concepts with real world applications and context. I’m sure I will remember that experience for years to come, as it really did feel like a once in a lifetime thing.
This course is well organized, easy to use, and thorough. Recommendations are based on extensive research and experience. Any higher education faculty can gain multicultural competence as teachers by participating in this program. Amazing presenters handled complicated and provocative questions during live sessions with grace, skill, and insight. Thank you!
CORA training is as essential a training as there is for teachers teaching in the community college system because it focuses on teaching men of color and all the ways they are misunderstood and our assumptions about them. And what I learned will help me be a better teacher to all students, which is bonus added.
Jacob L. Adams
The lessons I learned taking this program can be applied to all students. It made me reflect on my approach and understand what I’m doing right or wrong. All community college instructors, especially those that teach in racially diverse areas, should take this course. It will make you a better instructor.
Dr. Christine Schultz
As an instructor with over three decades of experience, I was surprised to find out how little I know about teaching men of color. The CORA training altered many of my preconceptions and gave me excellent tips to use in my classroom. Thank you CORA.