The Anti-Bias and Cultural Awareness Program was launched in 2020 and is UNT’s commitment to facilitating and creating an inclusive, affirming, and equitable environment for our Mean Green Family and the diverse communities we serve. View the 2022-23 training opportunities.
The ABCA Program advances the following goals:
- Actively build a safe, knowledgeable, and accepting community that is understanding of equity and inclusion strategies and considerations.
- Deliver accessible programming and resources for faculty and academic staff related to practicing and facilitating inclusion, equity, and cultural humility effectively.
- Provide ongoing strategies for faculty, academic staff, and academic leaders seeking to foster inclusive learning environments and improve the campus climate.
What are diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging, and why are they important?
The presence of difference in a given setting or group.
An action that ensures access regardless of intersecting identities. Equity in action can be policies, initiatives, and conversations to address imbalances and systemic issues.
Being able to share insights and thoughts, knowing that they will be respected.
Occurs when one’s insights, values, and contributions are appreciated to the extent that one can fully be themselves.
Who was consulted during the creation of the program?
- Faculty Senate
- Faculty Resource Groups
- Division of Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access (IDEA)
- Academic Administrators
- UNT Student Leaders:
What are the expectations for training per semester or annually?
The expectation is that all faculty and academic staff participate in and complete one ABCA approved event (approximately 90 minutes) per academic year. We will have a variety of ways to participate and meet this expectation.