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Campus Resources: Explore, Engage, Advocate

The 2013-2014 academic year has witnessed the College of Education engaged in a series of activities and discussions towards transforming the College of Education into a leader in systemically improving education, community engagement and preparing culturally competent scholar practitioners who promote the growth, education and development of all individuals, with emphasis on underperforming schools and underserved communities across the state and nation.

Consequently, the college made changes to two major mission statements related to diversity during the academic year. Specifically, the Mission Statement and the college’s Commitment to Diversity Statement were revised.

Diversity Initiative 1: Instructional and Field-based Opportunities for Candidates
Curriculum, resources and field/clinical experiences in programs offered by the College of Education will support the development of each candidate with specific attention to diversity.

Diversity Initiative 2: Other Experiential Opportunities for Candidates
Information on diversity-related experiential opportunities and resources for candidates will be distributed.

Diversity Initiative 3: Recruitment and Retention of Diverse Candidates
Examine and address policies within the College of Education in order to create an environment that attracts and supports all candidates.

Diversity Initiative 4: Recruitment, Development and Retention of Faculty and Staff
Examine and address policies within the College of Education in order to create an environment that attracts and supports all faculty and staff.

Critical Multicultural Pavilion

Diversity Web

Edutopia - Preparing for Cultural Diversity: Resources for Teachers

National Association of Multicultural Education (NAME)

NEA Diversity Resources

RaceBridges for Schools

Rethinking Schools

Smithsonian - Heritage Teaching sites

So Just - Primary source history of social justice

Teaching for Change

Teaching Tolerance

Zinn Education Project           

Advocates for Youth

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)

Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD)

HEATH Resource Center (online clearinghouse on postsecondary education for individuals with disabilities)

Human Rights Campaign

International Center of the Upstate

IRIS Center (online resources about educating individuals with disabilities)

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)

National Disability Rights Network

National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities

National Diversity Council

National Gay and Lesbian Task Force

Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG)

Safe Schools Coalition

Sexual Minority Youth Assistance League

South Carolina Commission for Minority Affairs

South Carolina Department of Disabilities and Special Needs

South Carolina Hispanic Leadership Council

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