IMPORTANT! The University of Akron is committed to an environment free of harassment and discrimination.
Rethinking Race: Face-2-Face Discussion
As part of the University’s Rethinking Race events, Human Resources will be leading a discussion on March 5 at 11:30 a.m. on Being an Ally and Bystander in the Workplace. This interactive discussion will help participants identify their barriers to addressing exclusionary behavior in the workplace, and discuss various options for being an ally or responding to behaviors as a bystander. Participants will leave the discussion with a better understanding of what prevents them from speaking up and options to help build a more inclusive workplace that feel genuine to them. Participants can join by Teams or in Leigh Hall Room 208. Due to capacity limits, please register in advance here. Please contact Tami Hannon, firstname.lastname@example.org or x. 8201, with any questions.
New Hire Training
All new employees, which includes full-time and part-time faculty, contract professionals, full-time and part-time staff, will be required to complete on-line sexual harassment and discrimination training. This program is self-paced can be accessed at any time. This training is housed in Brightspace. Contact the EEO/AA Office should you have any questions or issues completing the training.
The University of Akron's policies in regards to discrimination and harassment ensure that the University community is aware of our commitment towards an environment that fosters fairness for all. To assist with creating an inclusive environment, all employees are offered annual online training designed to make our community aware of the resources and commitment towards maintaining an environment free of discrimination and harassment. Information about this annual training will be provided by the EEO Office.
Search Committee Training
The Office of Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action promotes the recruitment and retention of a diverse faculty in accordance with the University’s Affirmative Action Plan. Training for search committee members is located on Brightspace. For more information on Search Committee Training, please the information provided on our HR Training page.
On Demand Training
The EEO Office offers personalized, interactive training directly to departments to assist in building inclusive, respectful workplaces. Topics have included building a respectful workplace, unconscious bias, aligning intent and impact, and working across cultures.
The EEO Office, in collaboration with the Office of Inclusion & Equity and the Department of Student Life, offers regular, ongoing trainings aimed at fostering an inclusive workplace. These virtual trainings consist of interactive presentations with group discussions to allow participants a deeper dive into the topic presented. Trainings are open to all employees.
February - Understanding Microaggressions
March - TBA