Critical Race Training in Education

Coastal Carolina University

Undergraduate

Mailing Address
100 Chanticleer Dr E
Conway, South Carolina 29528
Phone
(843) 347-3161
Email address
admissions@coastal.edu
School Information
"Coastal Carolina University is a dynamic public institution located in Conway, just minutes from the resort area of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina." The university enrolls over 10,600 students, employs over 510 faculty, and offers more than 90 undergraduate majors and over 20 graduate degrees. (Source: https://www.coastal.edu/aboutccu/)
General Information
The university has not yet implemented a school-wide antiracism program. However, it has increased access to and promoted antiracist resources. Most recently, the school has invited Dr. Bettina Love to deliver a talk titled, “Living a Hip-Hop and Abolitionist Life: Resistance, Creativity, Hip-Hop Civics Ed, Intersectionality, and Black Joy.” No mandatory Critical Race Training sessions are yet required of students. However, see developments below:

Activity

  • Resources

    For Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the school has invited Dr. Bettina Love to deliver a talk titled, “Living a Hip-Hop and Abolitionist Life: Resistance, Creativity, Hip-Hop Civics Ed, Intersectionality, and Black Joy.”

  • Anti-Racism, Bias, and Diversity Training

    The school’s Training, Development and Service Excellence (TDSE) offers a three-part DEI training on Diversity and Inclusive Excellence “addressing issues ranging from implicit bias and microaggressions to cultural competency and allyship.”

  • Curriculum Changes and Requirements

    The school provides inclusive pedagogy resources including a workshop on Inclusive Pedagogy and Leadership, curriculum resources for teaching about racism, and a guide to including a diversity statement on a course syllabus.

  • Program and Research Funding

    A new initiative at the university, "The Edwards College Center for Inclusive Excellence” engages “student fellows and faculty in research on projects focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion.”

  • Disciplinary Measures

    Following demonstrations and profound disagreement by students of color, an approved poster referencing critical race theory with an image of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the quote, “Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that” was reported and removed even though it was deemed protected speech.

  • Admissions Policies

Last updated April 25th, 2022