Critical Race Training in Education

Central Michigan University

Undergraduate

Mailing Address
1200 S Franklin St
Mt Pleasant, Michigan 48859
Phone
(989) 774-4000
Email address
cmuadmit@cmich.edu
School Information
"From our roots as a teachers' college, CMU offers an essential liberal arts foundation and nationally acclaimed programs in areas ranging from the health professions and engineering, to business and communications, and science and technology...Established in 1892, CMU has more than 16,000 students on its Mount Pleasant campus and more than 8,000 enrolled online and at more than 30 locations across North America. More than 20 percent of CMU's main campus students supplement their on-campus classes with online courses...Among just five percent of U.S. universities in the highest two Carnegie research classifications, CMU offers approximately 300 academic programs at the undergraduate, master's, specialist and doctoral levels." (Source: https://www.cmich.edu/about/Pages/default.aspx)
General Information
Central Michigan University has embedded diversity into the hiring of its faculty. As part of its Anti-Racism Plan, members of faculty and staff search committees will be required to undergo mandatory implicit bias training. Additionally, the university invited Dr. Ibram X. Kendi to discuss anti-racism in American history, policy, and social structures, as a resource for its students. No mandatory Critical Race Training sessions are yet required of students. However, see developments below:

Activity

  • Anti-Racism, Bias, and Diversity Training

    As part of its Anti-Racism Plan, members of faculty and staff search committees will be required to undergo mandatory implicit bias training.

  • Resources

    University hosted Boston University professor, Dr. Ibram X. Kendi, to discuss anti-racism in American history, policy, and social structures.

  • Resources

    The university launched its "I Am" campaign to "promote anti-racism on campus. "We are providing our community with information on antiracism such as definitions, links to other antiracism accounts, an antiracism book fair, and action steps. We created a video of our students discussing their cultural identities on campus while sharing the importance of having a more inclusive campus."

  • Resources

    The university's president "announced that CMU will be committed to becoming an antiracist institution."

  • Anti-Racism, Bias, and Diversity Training

    The university also has an optional student pledge, where, among other things, students pledge to "educate myself, to grow in my antiracist journey, to support all marginalized and underrepresented communities.”

  • Symbolic Actions

    The Athletics Department bolstered its Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion commitment by creating a "Athletics Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Council" and adding "a section to its website, CMUChippewas.com, dedicated to the department's ongoing effort to address the needs of student-athletes and staff."

  • Resources

    The Office of Multicultural Academic Student Services held a seminar titled "The Ethics of Antiracism," according to Central Michigan Life.

  • Resources

    The Multicultural Academic Student Services Office launched its "I Am" campaign. As part of the campaign, the office distributed anti-racist literature at the 'I Am Anti-Racist Book Fair."

Last updated January 8th, 2022