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Identity, Power, and Privilege

Time limit: 731 days


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Course Description

This digital course, Identity, Power, and Privilege in the Classroom, will cover foundational knowledge and guide you through self-reflections to help you identify and discuss how identity, power, and privilege affect classroom experiences for both instructors and students. You will also learn suggestions and strategies for managing issues that may arise related to identity, power, and privilege.

Course Learning Outcomes

By the end of this digital course, you will be able to:

  • Define identity, power, privilege
  • Discuss how your identities affect power and privilege in the classroom
  • Identify how identity, power, and privilege affect students
  • Discuss suggestions and strategies for managing issues that may arise related to identity, power, and privilege


  1. Identity
  2. Power and Privilege
  3. Classroom Strategies


This digital course consists of three lessons, which altogether will take approximately 60 minutes to complete. Additional resources or tips for further exploration are provided at the end of each lesson. Each lesson culminates in a knowledge check to confirm what you have learned and move on to the next lesson.

Intended Audience

UMD faculty, staff, and graduate students


Once you have engaged with all of the pages and completed all of the assignments in this course, you will receive a certificate of completion from Open Learning. If you have questions or issues receiving your certificate of completion, please email

Keep an eye out for announcements to come soon about similar offerings from the University of Maryland's Teaching Academy. Once the Teaching Academy is live, you will be able to apply your completion of this digital course towards that non-credit certificate program!

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