DEI Credit Hour Requirement

All UACOM-T faculty, residents/fellows, GRAs/GTAs, and COMT staff are expected to complete 6 hours of DEI credit during the academic year (July 1 - June 30). 
Expectations for Faculty (including DCC affiliates), Residents/Fellows, GRAs/GTAs, and UArizona Staff:
  • Secure 6 hours of DEI credit for full time individuals and 3 hours of DEI credit for part time individuals each academic year (July 1 - June 30) from credit-eligible events.

  • Below is a table with guidance regarding the number of required DEI Credit Hours for those individuals working less than 1.0 FTE:  
  • Complete at least 1 Implicit Association Test (IAT) annually to receive 1 hour of DEI credit. Please take a screenshot of your completed IAT page for DEI credit documentation and submit here.



The College of Medicine Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is excited to announce DEI Credit Eligible online courses.  In conjunction with the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, 5 self-paced courses from LinkedIn Learning are approved for up to 2 DEI Credit hours per academic year.

These courses provide a practical framework for understanding diversity, equity, and inclusion issues. At the end of each course a reflection activity has been designed for you to contextualize the new knowledge and its applicability to your work.  

You may register for the online courses through the University's Office of Diversity and Inclusion Learning page.  Once you have completed the course and reflection activity you will need to upload your "Course Certificate" here to receive credit for your completion.  DEI Credit will only be approved for a total of 2 courses each academic year.  These 2 courses are in addition to the 2 approved external DEI Events.

Please note that required Preventing Harassment and Discrimination training on EDGE Learning can also be approved as part of the 2 online courses taken for DEI credit.  If you are due to register for this course, please visit EDGE Learning.  Locate the “My Learning” section on the home page and select the “Preventing Harassment and Discrimination” course.  Once the required components of the training are completed you must upload your course certificate here to receive the credit.

List of 5 self-paced courses from LinkedIn Learning:

Unconscious Bias

  • Stacey Gordon is a diversity, inclusion, and career strategist. In this video, she teaches you to recognize and acknowledge your biases when making decisions, engaging with colleagues, and working effectively in today's organizations. Stacey reveals the most common forms of unconscious bias and teaches you the skills to address them effectively.

Communicating about Culturally Sensitive Issues

  • Discussions about cultural differences can be uncomfortable. They take courage. In this course, Duke University professor Dr. Daisy Lovelace shares principles and strategies to help you have more productive, meaningful conversations on diversity-related topics. She also outlines several techniques to help you navigate these difficult conversations.

Using Gender Inclusive Language

  • In this course, instructor Lori Nishiura Mackenzie shows you how to create and hold space for others using gender-inclusive language at work. Language shapes how we understand ourselves, our world, and our relationships. The words we use can create a sense of belonging. Still, they can also be exclusionary without our realizing it, particularly when they touch on elements of our unique identities such as gender, race and ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, and more. 

Dealing with Microaggressions as an Employee

  • In this course, Toni Lowe, a sought-after speaker and senior HR leader specializing in diversity, inclusion, equity, and belonging, teaches you how to identify and address everyday, subtle, intentional and unintentional actions or behaviors that perpetuate bias toward marginalized groups in the workplace.

Confronting Bias: Thriving Across our Differences

  • Find the greater meaning, well-being, and productivity by learning how to interact with others across differences. Continue your Thrive journey and discover how to create inclusive environments where everyone can thrive. In this course, Arianna Huffington and Verna Myers discuss the impact of our cultural lens on our daily relations and how to counter bias in our words and actions.

Expectations for Departments:

  • Each department will identify a Diversity Champion (DC) and give them 4 hrs/month to work on initiatives to advance the department’s DEI efforts
  • Each department is expected to host 3 DEI-credit eligible events during the academic year. Including one (1) event (e.g., grand rounds or SPARK Lecture) with a topic selected and organized by the department featuring an invited or internal guest speaker open to all COM-T. One (1) event specific to culturally sensitive patient care and/or addressing health care disparities. And one (1) additional event of your choice.
  • Diversity Champions will assist their department with questions regarding DEI hours, trainings, Spark lectures and events. 


Links for Application of Department/Affiliate/Individual DEI Credit Requests:


​***All applications will need to have their department Diversity Champion Approval prior to submission of DEI Credit Requests***


Application: Departments Requesting DEI Training, please click here.

  • Enter your preferred date and time and ODEI will work on recruiting a facilitator for requested training. We do ask for at least a 4-week notice.

Application: Departments Requesting Spark Lecture DEI Credit, please click here.

  • A Spark Lecture is an event hosted by a COMT Department that is open to all COM-T.
  • Enter your Spark Lecture information and ODEI will review submission for DEI approval.

Application: Departments/Affiliate Requesting DEI Credit for Trainings/Events, please click here

  • Departments requesting DEI Credit for Trainings/Events that are specific to your COM-T department and not open to all COM-T.
  • Affiliates Requesting DEI Credit for Trainings/Events that are open to all of COM-T.
  • Enter your department selected topic and ODEI will review submission for DEI approval. 

Application: External DEI Credit Events (Individuals Only), please click here.

  • Fill out this application to receive up to 2 hours of DEI credit from externally sponsored events and UArizona events not within COM-T.
  • Please note events that DO NOT count towards DEI Credit requirements committee meetings. Approved recordings will be listed on the website in the future.