Bystander Intervention Training

    Project Description

    A train the trainer workshop that will provide University Diversity Officers with the knowledge and skills to implement a bystander intervention training within their school or central unit.



    Developed a toolkit that includes a suite of 16 educational videos and an accompanying facilitators’ guide. Following a pilot workshop, the toolkit will be made...

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    Project Description

    The ColorFULL Collective invites Harvard colleagues, community educators, and creatives to contribute tools for culturally affirming, multimedia-based curriculum and grow in their own sense of inclusion and belonging.



    The ColorFULL platform has now launched. Educators from Harvard and beyond have worked to develop and share inclusive curriculum for all learners.



    Yasmene Mumby (HGSE) Bonnie Lo (HGSE) Cherisse Taylor (HGSE)


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    CLIF Fund Recipients

    The mission of the CLIF is to encourage experimentation to uncover solutions that will enable a culture of belonging and grow a network of innovators striving towards inclusive excellence at Harvard. The Culture Lab Innovation Fund has awarded grants to a group of projects to scale existing efforts and test new ideas through two funding cycles. 

    This exciting portfolio of investments represent a breadth of innovative solutions with the capacity to catalyze a culture shift at Harvard. The projects range from web based platforms, assessment tools,...

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    Cross Cultural Narratives

    Project Description

    The Other Narrative is a series of events that invites the Harvard community to explore identity, immigration and misrepresentation in the media.



    Two events were successfully hosted at the University. One event was Reimagine Asian – Centering Asian’s in Media that explored years of erasure, misrepresentation, and general lack of exposure for...

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    Harvard LGBTQ+ Conference

    Project Description

    An event that convenes the widest possible Harvard community to engage LGBTQ+ issues including LGBTQ healthcare and wellness, immigration, and navigating higher education.



    The conference hosted more people than ever before, including 12 organizing committee members, 23 volunteers who helped prepare for and run the conference, 39 speakers and moderators from across the...

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    First Generation Low-Income Student Professional Development

    Project Description

    Offering deeper support to student groups representing students of color, first-gen/low income, BGLTQ+ and undocumented students to help them access professional development opportunities.



    Supported the attendance of 100 HFAI (Harvard Financial Aid Initiative) students at 17 professional development conferences taking place at Harvard University representing diverse...

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    DEIB Personalized Learning Tool

    Project Description

    A diagnostic tool to help Harvard community members identify their strengths and growth edges in understanding diversity, equity, and inclusion domains and direct them to resources or learning experiences (teaching materials, websites, courses, etc.) targeted to their growth needs.



    The diagnostic tool has been designed and pilots and user testing are underway. The...

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    Portable Audio Systems

    Project Description

    Providing portable audio systems which will be available for loan to students, faculty, and staff without cost to standardize use across the University. Online training videos on disability etiquette will also be produced.



    Portable audio systems, including assistive listening devices, are now available for loan for free through the UDR Assistive Technology Lending Lab...

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    Startup Tree

    Project Description

    Social Innovation Pilot: Creating an Inclusive, Diverse, and Engaged Student Community across Harvard. Piloting a platform that will help create a "facebook" to pool all students and help them connect with each other and the social innovation resources across Harvard.



    Almost 700 users joined the platform to share ideas, find funding opportunities, and form teams to...

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    Teaching Decision Making

    Project Description

    An assessment tool to enable faculty to design learning experiences for wider inclusion as opposed to the average aggregate learner.



    Assessment tool developed to assess teachers and professional’s cultural awareness, self-awareness, pedagogical knowledge, and content knowledge. Two research studies were approved and executed, with Professor Baruch Krauss leading the...

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    Project Description

    Utilizing data and technology to maximize the efficacy of Harvard faculty’s understanding of their classroom environment. Teachly dashboards aggregate student participation patterns and provide data visualizations to help faculty conceptualize class participation and identify neglected students.



    During the 2019-2020 academic year Teachly was used in 121 courses by 108...

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    This Is How You Say My Name


    A name recording tool that allows students to say their name in my.harvard. The name recording functionality will now be made available for use within Human Resources and across several other applications used at Harvard.


    Outcomes: The name recording tool is now available on My.Harvard and PeopleSoft enabling all Harvard students and staff to record their names. Over 3,600 names have been recorded to date....

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