School of Education

Activities for Initiative 2

  • 2013-14 Activities for Initiative 2

    1. The first cohort of 10 students (Cohort A) was enrolled in the Moore Scholars program. Among others, this cohort engaged in a number of activities geared towards enhancing diverse and multicultural experiences.
  • 2012-13 Activities for Initiative 2

    1. Numerous opportunities were available through the Office of Student Affairs, including:
      • Peer Dialogue Facilitator (PDF) program
      • GoodTalk
      • Cultural Exchange living-learning community
      • Ally Training
      • Gay-Straight Alliance
      • IMPACT
      • SpeakOUT
    2. SoE Undergraduates participate in Study Abroad:
      • In Spring 2013, six (6) SoE students—representing Early Childhood Education, Special Education, and Elementary Education—studied abroad in three (3) different countries (Dominican Republic, Tanzania, and the UK).
      • For Summer 2013, 25 students—representing EDEC, EDEL, EDSEC, and EDSP—are slated to study abroad in four (4) different countries (Croatia, Ecuador, Italy, and Spain).
    3. Teacher Education Film Series  (These films are shown in an effort to inform teacher education students about current issues in the P-12 schools, including cultural, language, income, and special education forms of diversity.).
      • Waiting for Superman - September 13th
      • Babies – Oct. 9th 6pm
      • The First Year – Nov. 8th 5pm
      • Stand and Deliver – Jan. 10th
      • When Bill Broke His Head…And Other Tales of Wonder – Feb. 12th
      • Summerhill – March 14th
    4. Service Alliance Service-Learning & Community Service Programs:
      • America Reads:
      • Alternative Spring Break
      • Landscapes for Learning
      • Sprouting Wings
    5. 50th Anniversary on Integration at Clemson
      • August 2012 – Victor Hurst Academic Convocation: “Reflections on 50 Years: I Walked Through These Doors” – Harvey Gantt
      • October 2012 – Lecture Series: “The Idea of Race” – Dr. Michael Blakey
      • October 25, 2012 – Lecture Series: “An Eyewitness Account of Harvey Gantt’s Enrollment at Clemson” – Cecil Williams
      • Lecture Series: “The Significance of the Civil Rights Movement Yesterday and Today” – Joyce Baugh
      • January 23, 2013 – “One Voice: A Journey through the African American Experience” – Jeremiah Dew
      • January 26, 2013 – A Legacy of Inclusion: Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of Integration at Clemson
    6. The Minority Student Success Initiative
      • August 29, 2012 – Welcome Social
      • September 5, 2012 – Social Media
      • September 24, 2012 – Undergraduate Student Academic Challenge
      • September 24, 2013 – Graduate Students Taking Care of Business
      • October 17, 2012 – Self Care for Student Success
      • November 9, 2012 – Alumni Career Networking
      • January 17, 2013 – Film Screening and Panel Discussion: “Trending Race: Shaping and Embracing Brown and Black Identity”
    7. 2013 MLK Celebration
      • January 21, 2013 – Day of Service
      • January 21, 2013 – Blood Drive
      • January 22, 2013 – Commemorative Service
      • January 24, 2013 – Tunnel of Oppression
    8. International Awareness Week
    9. ClemsonLIFE ( an Open House for prospective students on October. A news story was featured on Foxsports in April 2013. This news story interviewed some staff members and students about ClemsonLIFE program, and its benefits to the Clemson area community.
    10. The Office of International Affairs organized a Study Abroad Fall Fair in 2012.
    11. SoE Creative Inquiry opportunities:
      • Valuing Heritage Language Through Interpretation
      • ClemsonLIFE Mentoring Program (working with Special Ed adults)
      • Multicultural Competencies in Peer Dialogue Facilitation: Building Capacity and Efficacy
      • Ethnic Children’s Literature and Camp Read-a-Rama
      • Measuring Reading Comprehension in Diverse Populations
      • Queer Readings / Queer Texts: Focus on LGBTQ Students
  • 2011-12 Activities for Initiative 2

    1. Undergraduate students had the following Creative Inquiry (undergraduate research teams) opportunities with SoE faculty relating to diversity:
    2. Faculty grant received: Progress monitoring on students’ strategic development for middle school students with mathematics disabilities.
    3. Faculty grant received: Investigating local sustainable environmental perspectives of Kenyan community members, teachers, and students.
    4. The International Leaders in Education Program (ILEP) grant provided opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to interact with people from a variety of backgrounds and with diverse experiences.
    5. Counselor education students were provided information about the Ally Training offered through the Gantt Center.
    6. Thirty-five religious/faith organizations were available on campus this year.
    7. Clemson LIFE provided postsecondary education experience for 16 students with intellectual disabilities. These programs offer inclusive social activities; participation in college courses; along with instruction on independent living skills, employment skills, and social skills with the goal of independent living and gainful employment to the greatest extent possible for each student.
    8. The SoE Multicultural Committee identified a plethora of student organizations and cultural groups through the Division of Student Affairs at Clemson University, specifically the Harvey and Lucinda Gantt Center for Student Life, that may interest a diverse group of students and serve to be an inroad to building partnerships across groups for the School of Education.  Here is a sample:
      • Latinos Unidos
      • African American Student Association
      • Black Graduate Student Association
      • Chinese Students and Scholars Association
      • African and Caribbean Students Association
      • Intercultural Dialogue Club
      • Turkish Student Association
      • Gay Straight Alliance
      • Student Government Association
      • American Sign Language Club
      • Asian Student Association
      • Black Student Union
      • Che Amigo
      • Connections Peer Mentoring Program
      • Council for Exceptional Children
      • Council of Diversity Affairs
      • Hispanic Student Association
      • Indian Cultural Exchange
      • Indian Students Association
      • International Student Association
      • Iranian Graduate Student Association
      • Japanese Club, Latinos Unidos
      • NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People)
      • National Alliance of Mental Illness
      • Tiawanese Students and Scholars Association
    9. SoE study abroad opportunities this year included two SoE programs that took students to Italy. Additional opportunities were available through the Service Alliance program and the Study Abroad Office.