Critical Race Training in Education

Kansas Wesleyan University

Undergraduate

Mailing Address
100 E. Claflin Ave.
Salina, Kansas 67401
Phone
(785) 833-4305
Email address
admissions@kwu.edu
School Information
"University United Methodist Church has become part of the Wesleyan experience. Together, the University United Methodist Church ministers and our campus ministry staff provide numerous opportunities for faith sharing, prayer and dialogue that allow students of all faiths to feel welcome as they continue to search for meaning in their life. More than 10,000 students have found the unique blend of academic excellence and spiritual development a perfect foundation for personal and professional growth at Kansas Wesleyan University" (Source: https://www.kwu.edu/about/mission-and-values/). Founded in 1886, KWU has a student to faculty ratio of 11 to 1.
General Information
KWU states that diversity is "embraced" within its curriculum. KWU also recently created a scholarship program for DEI goals. DEI training is one of KWU's future goals. See developments below:

Activity

  • Symbolic Actions

    KWU's Multicultural Student Affairs Association sponsored a celebration for Black History Month and released a statement saying, "each and every one of us, right now, has the power to influence the racial climate in our community."

  • Symbolic Actions

    The college states that it is "committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion." The college has a DEI committee and also has a "student-led forum on some of the difficult topics of the day" which "helps students get perspective from their peers on the issues."

  • Resources

    In collaboration with the Salina Education Foundation, KWU announced a scholarship program that is "designed to both aid in teacher recruitment and further the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion."

  • Resources

    On December 19, 2020, it was announced that KWU added a professor to its Office of Diversity.

  • Symbolic Actions

    KWU states that "diversity is embraced in curriculum, faculty, staff, and students."

  • Faculty/Staff Requirements

    As part of KWU's DEI Statement, KWU states that it will "advance a climate that fosters inclusive excellence" and recruit and retain diverse students, faculty, and staff.

  • Symbolic Actions

    KWU states that it will "promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in teaching, advising, service, and training while working to ensure accountability in these areas on campus."

  • Symbolic Actions

    KWU states that, its Psychology Major will explore "all dimensions of human diversity. Issues of diversity are a concern in all courses, and the curriculum is designed to integrate diversity throughout, across courses."

  • Curriculum Changes and Requirements

    KWU's Social Work Department will educate students to "promote inclusion, diversity, equity, and social justice through education, community engagement, interdisciplinary studies, advocacy, leadership, and lifelong learning."

  • Symbolic Actions

    On June 1, 2020, the president released a statement saying, "The last few days have been a dynamic and painful time throughout our nation after the death of George Floyd. There is so much hurt, fear and panic, along with a plethora of frustration and sadness."

Last updated December 9th, 2021