Date of Award
Master of Science (MS)
Allies Training Programs (also known as Safe Space/Zone training) are found in many institutions of higher education. Usually provided by an LGBTQA+ or Gender and Sexuality Center staff, the goal is to prepare participants for an allyship role in hopes of promoting safe spaces on campus and decrease instances of queerphobia. This thesis examined current allies training programs to determine what content is being presented and compare to the latest critiques and definitions. After analysis it is determined that current allyship trainings are inadequately preparing higher education staff and faculty for an ally role. Using the results of this study and the works of other scholars, I offer a new approach to allyship training programs through a suggested online curriculum geared toward higher education staff and faculty.
Keith, Macy Marin, "Allyship Training Programs in Higher Education: Creating a Critical Curriculum of Change" (2021). All Graduate Plan B and other Reports. 1515.
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