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Diversity Initiatives

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.