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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
http://www.edchange.org/multicultural/

Diversity Web
http://www.diversityweb.org/

Edutopia - Preparing for Cultural Diversity: Resources for Teachers
http://www.edutopia.org/blog/preparing-cultural-diversity-resources-teachers

National Association of Multicultural Education (NAME)
http://nameorg.org/

NEA Diversity Resources
http://www.nea.org/home/12969.htm

RaceBridges for Schools
http://racebridgesforschools.com/wp/?page_id=1248

Rethinking Schools
http://www.rethinkingschools.org/index.shtml

Smithsonian - Heritage Teaching sites
http://smithsonianeducation.org/educators/resource_library/heritage_resources.html

So Just - Primary source history of social justice
http://www.sojust.net/

Teaching for Change
http://www.teachingforchange.org/

Teaching Tolerance
http://www.tolerance.org/

Zinn Education Project
https://zinnedproject.org/           

Advocates for Youth
http://www.advocatesforyouth.org/

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
http://www.aclu.org

Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD)
http://www.glaad.org/

HEATH Resource Center (online clearinghouse on postsecondary education for individuals with disabilities)
http://www.heath.gwu.edu/about/

Human Rights Campaign
http://www.hrc.org/

International Center of the Upstate
http://www.internationalupstate.org/

IRIS Center (online resources about educating individuals with disabilities)
http://iris.peabody.vanderbilt.edu/

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
http://www.naacp.org/

National Disability Rights Network
http://www.ndrn.org

National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities
http://nichcy.org/

National Diversity Council
http://www.nationaldiversitycouncil.org/

National Gay and Lesbian Task Force
http://www.ngltf.org/

Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG)
http://community.pflag.org

Safe Schools Coalition
http://www.safeschoolscoalition.org

Sexual Minority Youth Assistance League
http://www.smyal.org/

South Carolina Commission for Minority Affairs
http://cma.sc.gov/

South Carolina Department of Disabilities and Special Needs
http://ddsn.sc.gov/Pages/default.aspx

South Carolina Hispanic Leadership Council
http://www.schlc.org/2.html

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