The mission of the TELS Diversity and Social Justice Committee is to promote diversity and social justice within the department in ways that are actionable, not just performative. Our major initiatives include developing strategies for educating department faculty, staff and students about social justice and diversity in their teaching, research and outreach and diversifying teacher education.
In 2020-2021 the committee developed a set of standards to guide our teaching, research and service. In 2021-2022, the committee will offer a series of workshops for the department to give feedback on the standards and to give practical strategies for incorporating the standards into our teaching.View the TELS Diversity and Social Justice Standards
Upcoming Events Register here
Introduction to the TELS Diversity and Social Justice Standards
August 27 | 10:00 am
Meeting the Overarching Standards
September 24 | 10:00 am
Teaching the Identity and Self-Knowledge Standards
October 22 | 10:00 am
Introduction to the Standards
January 28 | 10:00 am
Teaching the Understanding of Inequality Standards
February 25 | 10:00 am
Teaching the Attitudes toward Diversity Standards
March 25 | 10:00 am
Teaching the Critical Action Standards
April 15 | 10:00 am
Integrating Diversity and Social Justice into Your Practice
Our distinguished panel of teachers, administrators and researchers shared best practices and practical strategies for making your teaching more equitable, anti-racist and socially just. After the panel, breakout sessions helped participants plan for individualized next steps.
How to Promote Culturally and Historically Responsive Teaching during the Current Political Climate
A discussion with Gholdy Muhammad, Ph.D., an associate professor of language and literacy at Georgia State University, director of the Urban Literacy Collaborative and Clinic and author of Cultivating Genius: An Equity Framework for Culturally and Historically Responsive Literacy.