Our vision with the LEAAP program
For any university to have a campus-wide and integrated commitment to equity, inclusion, diversity, anti-oppression, and anti-racism, we must all play an active role in our personal and professional learning. Nothing changes if we, as a community, don't seek to change ourselves.
What is the LEAAP program?
The LEAAP acronym stands for Learning and Engagement in Anti-racism & Anti-oppression Practice. The purpose of LEAAP is to support personal and professional learning in equity, diversity, inclusion, and more, emphasizing anti-oppressive thinking and anti-racist practice that supports our entire campus community.
How is the LEAAP program structured?
LEAAP is a required program for all CUSM faculty, staff, and students and consists of 12 professional learning credits in 6 identified program areas. These six program areas include the following:
- Formal learning, such as lectures and workshops
- Attending cultural and arts events that provide social connections to issues of equity or diversity
- Literary exploration, such as the reading of research or books that support anti-oppressive practice
- Independent research that is not linked to another work or course requirement
- Planning and hosting a symposium on issues of anti-oppression practice
- Online learning, such as podcasts or webinars
Six of the 12 credits must be completed through CUSM-sponsored activities; however, all credits can be achieved through our university-sponsored programs. Thus, six credits can be fulfilled through community-based programs or events. To review the entire program, please view our LEAAP Program Overview.
How do events get accredited for LEAAP?
We encourage our CUSM community to submit programs and events that fall within the structure and scope of the LEAAP Program. If you know an event that should be eligible for LEAAP credit, please submit the LEAAP Credit Survey form to our office for review. We will respond to the accreditation of your program for LEAAP as soon as possible.
I've attended an event that is LEAAP accredited. What do I do now?
First, we are so glad you had the opportunity to attend an event focusing on anti-racism and anti-oppression, and appreciate your active involvement in our program. Next, please complete the LEAAP Credit Participation form, so that we may review your event and ensure you receive credit toward your LEAAP program requirements. Our office will have quarterly updates for our CUSM community regarding the accrual of LEAAP credits and more.