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Advancing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

The NC State College of Education’s land-grant vision is to lead the way in increasing educational opportunities for all and reducing achievement gaps. To fulfill this vision, we must confront racial injustices and build a more diverse, inclusive and supportive community — both within our college and in the field of education. In summer 2020, the college created a change agent task force to identify additional strategies and actions we, as a college, will take to intensify our efforts in these areas. This task force completed its work in spring 2023 and submitted the following summary report.

A Call to Action

“Becoming an anti-racist college of education represents a never-ending commitment to disrupt and dismantle systemic oppression so that all human beings are reflected and protected within schools and communities. Doing this work is an opportunity for us to imagine and create environments that are equitable and just not only for some of us, but for ALL of us.” — Senior Advisor for Advancing DEI Joy Gaston G ayles

Joy Gaston Gayles

College of Education Change Agent Task Force

The College of Education’s Change Agent Task Force for Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is made up of faculty, staff and students within the college who serve as liaisons; experts in diversity, equity, and inclusion; and advisors whose work encourages and empowers the college community and the next generation of educators and scholar-leaders to teach and lead in ways that disrupt inequities, value diversity and promote change.