Fostering a Culture of Belonging

A sense of belonging is one of the most pivotal predictors of student and employee retention and success. Enrich your campus by making equity and inclusion everyone’s responsibility.

Transforming a campus culture to meet the needs of its diverse community is no simple feat––it takes a village. This microcredential equips administrators, faculty, and staff with actionable practices they can immediately implement to contribute to whole-campus reform and ensure all students and colleagues feel seen, heard, and valued. 

Want to learn more? Join us on December 1st, 2022 for a panel discussion on Inside Higher Ed.

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Join us for an engaging discussion about strategies for implementing whole-campus equity and inclusion reform. Intended for administrative leaders, faculty, and staff, this webinar will provide an exclusive look at ACUE’s new microcredential, Fostering a Culture of Belonging, which equips any campus professional with actionable practices to ensure students and colleagues feel seen, heard, and valued. Learn about equity and inclusion strategies featured in ACUE’s new offering.

Leaders set the tone

Creating a truly inclusive and equitable environment starts at the top with college presidents and system leaders who can take demonstrable and effective action.

“Students don’t just interact with one group”

Faculty and staff can and must work together to advance equity and inclusion. In this video, an HBCU president shares why a cohesive DEI strategy must include all staff.

How do advisors support belonging?

Advisors and counselors play a critical role at major points in a college student’s journey. In this video, an admissions director shares how a greater understanding of imposter phenomenon has changed the way he approaches conversations with students.

How can HR ensure a seamless inclusive experience?

Fostering a culture of belonging is more than a student success strategy. In this video, a talent acquisition manager discusses the campus-wide value of promoting equity and inclusion.


How does public safety support DEI?

Inclusion is a campus-wide effort. A director of public safety shares how his team contributes to DEI efforts.

Featured Roles

  • Accessibility Services
  • Admissions
  • Advising
  • Faculty (in-person and online)
  • Finance Management
  • Human Resources
  • Leadership
  • Marketing and Public Relations
  • Residence Life
  • Security
  • Success Coaching

Engaging Learning Design

Faculty and staff who take the course experience an asynchronous learning design that aligns with the best practices in effective instruction and is compelling to both new and seasoned instructors and a wide array of staff roles. With support from a skilled facilitator, course-takers will:

  • Engage in authentic demonstrations of interactions with students and colleagues
  • Learn from nationally recognized experts
  • Collaborate with colleagues in facilitated discussions
  • Implement new practices and observe student impact
  • Write structured reflections, including plans to continually refine their practice
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Managing the Impact of Biases

Course-takers reflect on and further examine how unconscious or implicit biases can affect their work both in and outside of the classroom.

Instructors on a video call

Reducing Microaggressions

Course-takers learn about microaggressions and how to recognize, effectively respond to, and mitigate their impact.

Instructor speaking with a student

Addressing Imposter Phenomenon and Stereotype Threat

Course-takers will learn to recognize indicators of imposter phenomenon and stereotype threat in themselves and others. Additionally, they will acquire specific practices designed to reduce the impact of both, including practices shown to foster a sense of belonging as well as promote a growth mindset.

Instructors on a zoom call

Cultivating an Inclusive Environment

Course-takers learn practices for creating a more inclusive environment that fosters a sense of belonging for students, staff, and leaders. Module practices include the need to share diverse campus resources with students and colleagues to foster a sense of belonging, showing respect for diverse identities and ideas, creating conditions for productive dialogue, and ensuring that courses, programming, and the campus environment are accessible for all students, families, and the community.

Bring Fostering a Culture of Belonging to your campus

Bring Fostering a Culture of Belonging to your campus this January and build a culture where everyone feels, seen, heard, and valued.