The Certificate in Inclusive Excellence (CIE) is a microcredential designed to increase awareness and understanding of inclusive excellence and cultivate a welcoming environment for all of the AU community. The CIE will be offered in partnership with Wellstar MCG Health and other campus leaders. This certificate reflects the university's commitment to cultivating an inclusive educational experience that prepares our students to thrive in a diverse global society and to effectively recruit and retain our faculty and staff.

Certificate Information and Requirements: 

  • This free program is open to faculty and staff on all campuses, including Wellstar MCG Health, but excluding undergraduate and graduate student employees.
  • In-person workshops will be available on the Summerville and Health Sciences campus.
  • Virtual workshops will also be available for those located on satellite campuses. 
  • Participating employees must complete (3) core sessions and (4) elective sessions

    • Each session is 1.5 hours.
  • Participating employees must complete all workshops within 12 months 

Participant & Department Benefits: 

  • At the end of each Spring semester, there will be a ceremony recognizing inclusive excellence on campus, including employees who completed their CIE that academic year

  • Divisions and Colleges who have a participation rate of 80% or higher from their faculty/staff by April 1st of each year will receive a special recognition 

Contact Us

Office of Diversity and Inclusion

Health Sciences Campus

G. Lombard Kelly Building





Fall 2023 Workshops

Core Required Sessions

Elective Sessions (Must choose 4)

Learning Outcomes 

  • Increase awareness and understanding of inclusive excellence and cultivate a welcoming environment for the Augusta University community
  • Enhance access to and participation in diversity-based professional development opportunities
  • Further interdisciplinary and inter-professional commitment of faculty and staff in institutional inclusivity efforts
  • Recognize and strengthen resource sharing, collaboration, and the development of strategic partnerships to increase institutional capacity to reach inclusive excellence


Recertification Information

  • Certification is valid for 2 years
  • Recertification will consist of completing 4 new elective workshops

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