U.S. & Global Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Power (DEIP) Undergraduate Requirement

The Division for Equity and Inclusion posits that  inclusive excellence requires a healthy and inclusive campus climate and refers to the processes by which the University leverages diversity as its’ strength to enhance an understanding and connection with diverse communities, ensure the success of all UNM students, and advance the academic enterprise. For more information: diverse.unm.edu.

The stated aim of the 3-credit "U.S. & Global Diversity & Inclusion" undergraduate degree requirement is to promote a broad-scale understanding of the culture, history or current circumstance of diverse groups of people who have experienced historic and/or contemporary inequitable treatment in the U.S. or in a global context.

Please click here to find out all past and present approved courses.

Faculty and Instructors

Course Renewal:

Approved courses must be resubmitted for renewal every six years. If your course was approved for the diversity requirement before 2017, the submission deadlines for syllabi checklist/syllabi renewal are:

Fall Deadline for reapproval and submission:

Friday September 22, 2023 @ 5pm


For potential inclusion in Fall 2024 – Spring 2025 List of Approved Courses


Spring Deadline for submission:

Friday March 22, 2024 @ 5pm


For potential inclusion in Fall 2024 – Spring 2025 List of Approved Courses

New Course Submission:

New Syllabi Checklist/Syllabi that have never been previously approved are welcome at anytime. To submit new courses for the diversity requirement for inclusion in the 2023 catalog, the final deadline for new course submissions is

Friday September 22, 2023 @ 5pm

Office Hours

After September 22, please schedule your online meeting with Julia So and Rodney Bowe via MS-Outlook from 9 AM to 3 PM for Monday, Wednesday, or Friday. Once confirmed, we will send you an invite via MS-Outlook. We will meet in Teams.

Diversity Council Curriculum Subcommittee Fall Virtual meetings:

All meetings are held in Teams from 12 PM to 1 PM on the third Wednesday of the months from September to November.

The meetings dates in Fall 2023 are:

Wednesday, September 20
Wednesday, October 18
Wednesday November 15

Information Workshop for the diversity requirements

Fall 2023 Workshop

Please join us for an information and workshop session on submitting courses for the U.S. Global Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Power Undergraduate Requirement on Wednesday, August 30, 2023, from 1:30-2:30 pm. Click here

Download a copy of the workshop PowerPoint file HERE.


   Documents for Syllabi Renewal for Instructors

Will this 3-credit hour requirement add additional credits to degree requirements?

No. This requirement would not add credits to undergraduate degree requirements. Courses can  double count with other degree requirements including the core curriculum, required/elective courses.

What level of course can be included?

Three-credit courses can be at the 100, 200, 300, 400 level.

What type of course counts?

All types of 3-credit class count, including lectures, seminars, practicum, dual-enrolled courses, online courses, internships, study abroad, service-learning courses, capstone and starred courses (both undergraduate/graduate level).

When will students have to complete this requirement?

Students can complete this requirement at any time during their program of study.

When will this requirement be in effect? 

This requirement has been implemented since the 2014-2015 Catalog.

How will students with very structured degree programs fulfill this requirement (e.g., Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)? 

Courses in the core curriculum and general education requirements have been identified. In addition, STEM courses can be linked with other courses that address diversity learning outcomes such as those offered through the Community Engagement Center, Learning Communities, or capstone courses.

How will transfer students fulfill this requirement?

All transfer students will need to complete the "U.S. & Global Diversity & Inclusion" undergraduate requirement. Please contact your academic staff advisor in your program, department, and college. Your staff advisor will know whether the course you took will count as per transfer equivalent procedures. Your advisor knows what process to follow if there is any question about whether a course will count.

I’m uncertain if my course will count, who do I contact?

You are urged to contact your academic advisor to determine if the course will count.

Are special topic courses eligible?

No. Special topic courses are not eligible. Only courses with dedicated catalog names and descriptions are eligible.

Don't see your question here?

Please reach out by emailing usglobaldiversity@unm.edu.

  

FAQs for Faculty

Will this 3-credit hour requirement add additional credits to degree requirements?

No. This requirement would not add credits to undergraduate degree requirements. Courses can double count with other degree requirements including the core curriculum, required/elective courses.

What level of course can be included?

Three-credit courses can be at the 100, 200, 300, 400 level.

What type of course counts?

All types of 3-credit classes count, including lectures, seminars, practicum, dual-enrolled courses, online courses, internships, study abroad, service-learning courses, capstone and starred / asterisk courses * or ** at the 400 level that are available for both undergraduate/graduate level that are not special topics are eligible. Graduate courses at the 500 or 600 level are not eligible.

Can a cross-listed course that is not on the approved list count?

No. Cross-listed courses must also be included in the approved list to automatically satisfy the U.S. & Global Diversity and Inclusion requirement. Students should register for courses listed on the approved list.

I teach cross-listed courses. Are cross-listed courses automatically approved?

No. A separate syllabi checklist and syllabus must be submitted for every course regardless of cross-list. The only exception is a dedicated cross-listed course (Also Offered As or AOA) if they are in the catalog as such. Reminder: undergraduate courses that are cross-listed with graduate courses, cannot be approved, even if cross-listed, because this requirement only pertains to undergraduate courses.

Multiple faculty teach one class. Do we each have to submit our syllabi and checklists?

No. The review is of the course and one syllabus will suffice.

Do all department courses need to be submitted at the same time?

No. You can submit the courses individually. The review for each course will occur independently of whatever has been approved in a given department.

I teach at a branch campus, Health Sciences Campus. May I submit my class for review?

Yes. UNM Branch, Health Sciences Campus, and Main Campus are eligible.

Are special topic courses eligible?

No. Special topic courses are not eligible. Only courses with dedicated catalog names and descriptions are eligible.

How can I convert my special topics course into a dedicated catalog course?

Your department/program unit must submit a Form B to workflow to convert a special topics course into a dedicated catalog course. We are not able to review a special topics course until it is officially listed as an approved course with a dedicated course number, title, and description (not special topics) in the catalog.

I teach a course that may not appear to meet the learning outcomes based on the course title and catalog description, but I teach it very differently from other members of my department. Can I submit my custom-tailored syllabi for review?

No. Only a dedicated course with a stable catalog course description can be approved. For example, many intro courses in many departments may include a few units on the learning outcome but approved courses must be primarily focused on the learning outcomes and should not vary in terms of substantive learning outcomes from instructor to instructor.

Does the Division for Equity and Inclusion submit the Form C or does the department need to do this?

Yes. The Diversity Council Curriculum Subcommittee submits the Form C with all the courses recommended for approval.

Don't see your question here?

Please reach out by emailing usglobaldiversity@unm.edu.