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, we created a change agent group to identify additional strategies and actions we, as a college, will take to intensify our efforts in these areas.
College of Education Change Agent Task Force
The Change Agent Task Force 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 teachers and scholar-leaders to teach and lead in ways that disrupt structural inequities, value diversity and promote systemic change.
"Our mission as a college compels us to be assertive on all fronts to defeat racial ignorance, hatred and oppression. Fulfilling that mission will require
all of us, particularly those of us who are white,
to own that racism is not a problem
that Black people can fix."
- Mary Ann Danowitz, D.Ed.
Dean of the College of Education
Being an anti-racist College of Education means, in part, that we will have multiple and repeated opportunities to grapple with and disrupt systems, policies and practices that perpetuate injustices for racial and other marginalized populations. The resources provided here will help shift our frames of reference and expand forms of knowledge; thus, giving us tools and information to disrupt dominant narratives that perpetuate social inequities.
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Nov 9, 2020
‘I Have Intentionally Changed My Way of Thinking:’ Course Taught by Assistant Professor Jenn Ayscue Helps Students Gain New Perspectives on Equity Issues
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Aug 25, 2020
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Aug 19, 2020
Higher Education Alumna Creates White Anti-Racist Educators Reading Group in Effort to Generate Action Toward More Equitable Learning and Working Environments
In an effort to generate action toward more equitable learning and working environments, Sonja Ardoin ‘13PHD and a few of her professional colleagues decided to create the White Anti-Racist Educators...
Office for Institutional Equity and Diversity
The Office for Institutional Equity and Diversity at NC State seeks to create an experience where everyone, regardless of beliefs, background, orientation or ability, feels at home as part of the Wolfpack. They offer programs, trainings and other initiatives to support the campus community.
UNC System Racial Equity Task Force
The task force examines the legacy of race and racism in North Carolina’s public higher education system, how that history shapes and impacts the experiences of our students, faculty, staff and communities, and arrives at an actionable path forward that will build a culture of inclusion across our institutions.