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Race, Inequality and Social Change (RISC)

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RISC aims to reach its goals in ways that expressly emphasize and integrate four related outcomes

Race, Inequality and Social Change (RISC)

Campus Partners

RISC aims to reach its goals in ways that expressly emphasize and integrate four related outcomes:

  1. Diversity and Inclusion (DI)
    Highlighting the importance for students and faculty of conducting RISC work within a wider context of DI research and coursework in direct and ongoing creative conversation with a number of our campus’ current academic programs.
  2. Inclusive Excellence (IE)
    Highlighting the importance of infusing IE outcomes into all campus systems, processes, curricula, and syllabi.
  3. Interdisciplinary Campus Partnerships
    RISC works closely with university administrative leadership of the existing campus infrastructure, including the Deans’ Council, and the offices of:
    • The Provost’s Academic Diversity Committee
    • The Associate Provost for Undergraduate Academic Programs
    • The Associate Provost for Graduate Studies
    • The Associate Provost for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning
    • The Associate Provost for Internationalization

    Additional partnership include work with such campus groups as:
    • The Writing Program
    • Office of Teaching and Learning (OTL)
    • Joint Doctoral Program in the Study of Religion (Iliff, DU)

    Through IRISE, RISC also partners closely with campus groups and orgs dedicated to interdisciplinary, intercultural, and community-based research and teaching, such as:
    • DU Latino Center for Community Engagement and Scholarship (DULCCES)
    • Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning (CCESL)
    • Center for Judaic Studies (CJS)
    • Gender and Women’s Studies (GWST)
    • Asian Studies
    • The Estlow International Center for Journalism and New Media
    • The Rocky Mountain Collective on Race, Place, and Law
    • Latino Program in the Graduate School of Professional Psychology
    • Latino Certificate Program in the Graduate School of Social Work
    • Latino Leadership Institute (in Daniels College of Business)
    • Colorado Women’s College
    • The Center for Aging
    • The Institute for Entrepreneurship, Technology, and Innovation
  1. Engagement with Denver and the Rocky Mountain West:
    Through IRISE, and in consultation with CCESL, RISC helps faculty & students incorporate community-based issues of race & inequality into their research. Examples might include:
    • Faculty creating a new RISC course (or converting an existing course into a RISC course) to address a community research need
    • Undergraduate and Graduate student internship opportunities to address a community research need
    • Departmental opportunities to work with IRISE post-docs to address a community research need.