Identity & Inclusion Workshop
All undergraduates at JHU are required to complete an Identity and Inclusion workshop during their first year on campus. The workshop is designed to give first-year students a shared experience and shared language to understand their identities in the Johns Hopkins University context. The workshop has been offered at JHU since 2016, after the call in the JHU Roadmap on Diversity and Inclusion for a “Mandatory cultural competency workshop for incoming undergraduates.”
This year, the workshop will be offered in two parts. Part one will be presented in asynchronous format and will walk students through a series of interactive activities, offering the opportunity to think about their own identities, the identities of others, learn about JHU resources, and explore options for further learning. Students who must complete this requirement will have the course automatically added to the Canvas learning management system where they can participate in the workshop at their convenience.
- Part one of the workshop is due on August 19, 2023. If you are a first-year student who has not yet completed part one, log into Canvas and access ONE of the following classes which have been assigned to you: CO.UW.New_First_Year_Students or CO.UW.New_Transfer_Students. You must scroll to the bottom where you will find “JHU Identity and Inclusion Workshop.” Please follow the instructions to access the course on Playposit. There are five modules in the course, one of which involves printing your certificate of completion. Please upload the certificate of completion in Canvas, which will confirm you have completed part one. You can complete the course in multiple sittings. It should take approximately two hours total to complete.
- Again, part one of the workshop should be completed by August 19, 2023. Once you complete part one, you will be contacted to sign up for part two. Students are expected to complete parts one and two by May 30, 2024.
To contact us, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Focus Group Sessions
In an effort to capture your experience completing the Identity & Inclusion Asynchronous Workshop, the Center for Diversity & Inclusion will be hosting voluntary focus group sessions for students who have completed the workshop. Participation is completely voluntary. Students will be asked a set of questions related to their navigational experience and their thoughts about the content included in the workshop. More details about the focus groups will be shared in the future.
Frequently Asked Questions
Log into Canvas and access ONE of the following classes which have been assigned to you: CO.UW.New_First_Year_Students or CO.UW.New_Transfer_Students. You must scroll to the bottom where you will find “JHU Identity and Inclusion Workshop.” Please follow the instructions to access the course on Playposit.
No, part one is presented in asynchronous format and can be finished at your convenience. You can complete the course over multiple sittings as your progress will be automatically saved. You must complete part one by August 19, 2023.
The workshop is around 2 hours long.
No, but there are interactive segments in the workshop such as short answer prompts that you must complete in order to move to the next section of the workshop. Once you are done with all five modules, you will be able to print your certificate of completion. Please upload the certificate in Canva, which will confirm you have completed part one.
The workshop is part of fulfilling the JHU value of diversity and inclusion. It is an expectation of the Roadmap on Diversity and Inclusion that all students participate in this workshop, and participation is a part of your academic obligation as a Johns Hopkins student.