Critical Race Training in Education

East Carolina University

Undergraduate

Mailing Address
East 5th St
Greenville, North Carolina 27858
Phone
(252) 328-6131
School Information
Throughout our history, the broad missions of teaching, research, and service have helped to guide the university and will continue to do so. However, as East Carolina University begins a new century, five specific dimensions of our mission will give sharper focus to our work. When considered in the context of our tradition, resources, and national reputation, these five areas provide the university with important opportunities for greater service and distinction in the coming decade. Assuring Access: Our resources and programs exist first and foremost to serve the people of North Carolina, especially as we shape the workforce of tomorrow. We are committed to a spirit of access to all the opportunities afforded by a major research and teaching university. We will develop and sustain programs that support this ideal. Supporting Student Success: Even as our research and extension enterprise grows, we remain committed to providing a great education in the classroom and to preparing tomorrow’s leaders through engagement, community service, and meaningful leadership experiences. Creating Opportunity for the East: No institution is more important to eastern North Carolina than East Carolina University. We will prepare tomorrow’s workforce, generate the intellectual capital that drives our economy, provide hands-on engagement with our region and state, and create new technologies from our research. Our Colleges of Business, Technology and Computer Science, and Fine Arts and Communication, as well as our health sciences schools, are significant drivers of the new economy. Forging Effective Partnerships: We are committed to building relationships with a wide range of partners for the benefit of the people of North Carolina. Responding to the Greatest Needs: The founding, growth, and continued success of East Carolina are all closely related to our effective response to the critical needs of communities and individuals.
General Information
East Carolina does not appear to employ any mandatory training in Critical Race Theory for students, faculty, or staff. However, as a member of the UNC System, they have participated in the UNC System Racial Equity Task Force. A survey was conducted in 2020, with a final report released in February 2021. That report recommends that member institutions, among other things, "establish comprehensive programming for all students, faculty, and staff of the UNC System, and provide mandatory training for those individuals charged with ensuring compliance with diversity and inclusion standards, including institutional leadership, department chairs, division leaders, and others who serve in a supervisory role." See below for detail:

Activity

  • Anti-Racism, Bias, and Diversity Training

    The UNC System Racial Equity Task force recommends that member institutions "establish comprehensive programming for all students, faculty, and staff of the UNC System, and provide mandatory training for those individuals charged with ensuring compliance with diversity and inclusion standards, including institutional leadership, department chairs, division leaders, and others who serve in a supervisory role." East Carolina has yet to announce training programs complying with this recommendation.

  • Resources

    The Office of Faculty Excellence offers several voluntary resources for including diversity and equity in course curricula.

  • Resources

    The Office for Equity and Diversity suggest a series of best practices in recruiting diverse faculty and staff.

Last updated April 27th, 2021