Diversity and Social Justice Committee

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

Past Events

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.