Interrogating Teaching and Learning Structures in Pursuit of Equity and Social Justice

Interrogating Teaching and Learning Structures in Pursuit of Equity and Social Justice

  • Interrogating Teaching and Learning Structures in Pursuit of Equity and Social Justice

Interrogating Teaching and Learning Structures in Pursuit of Equity and Social Justice

As a college community we need to establish our commitment to urban education and human service disciplines. The Deans Office committed to establishing a structure to organize and chronicle justice initiatives. We have worked together these past few weeks to establish a learning community to discuss our concerns, challenges and aspirations for the college, students, faculty, staff and our respective programs. We have also stretched ourselves to consider ways in which we can advance the dialogue toward action. In collective agreement, we have decided to advance this work through a small group approach that will mitigate systemic racism and identify barriers that adversely impact student success. In alignment with in the Dean's justice-oriented position statement, we are committed to:

  • Providing ample space for dialogue to occur about justice related topics among our faculty and staff
  • Examining our data on our student retention, our admission data in all of our programs, data on our internships and student teaching, and finally data on our petitions
  • Evaluating our policies through an equity lens and intervene as needed
  • Scrutinizing our curriculum, redoubling our efforts to promote social justice and equity programming to better support the development of prospective leaders in urban education and human service disciplines
  • Assembling and centralizing resources that will benefit our entire community
  • Collaborating with the Dean’s Diversity Committee on justice-based professional development opportunities

Let’s leverage this time and use this as an opportunity to grow as a college, to be there to support each other and to sustain these collective efforts to bring about actionable change for our entire college community.

                  Interrogating Teaching and Learning Structures in the Pursuit of Equity and Social Justice​​​​​​​

                         Interrogating Teaching and Learning Structures in Pursuit of Equity and Social Justice​​​​​​​

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