Skip to content

Lewis-Clark State College

Undergraduate School

Mailing Address
5600 8th Ave
Lewiston, Idaho 83501
Phone
(208) 792-5272
School Information
Based in Lewiston, Idaho, Lewis-Clark State College is well known for its beautiful campus, great academic programs, competitive athletic teams, and fantastic employee perks. LCSC, which embraces ongoing employee training and continued education, also offers a Professional Development Program for all employees, a Center for Teaching and Learning for faculty, maternity and paternity leave an onsite daycare and much more. Founded in 1893, Lewis-Clark State is a public undergraduate college with a three-part mission of academic programs, professional-technical programs, and community programs. One of the top public comprehensive four-year colleges in the West, with its beautiful campus, small classes, and superb faculty, LCSC is often described as a public institution with the feel and quality of a private college.
General Information
Lewis-Clark State College (LCSC) does not require critical race training yet. However, the Idaho Freedom Foundation (IFF), a free market think tank, has begun cataloging the expansion of social justice, anti-racist, and diversity throughout campus life: "LCSC’s 2021 Strategic Plan aims to increase faculty and staff participation in Diversity and Inclusion training. These sweet-sounding goals are really just the leading edge of the social justice agenda. Diversity means changing standards to attract minorities, while Inclusion means designing a new “institutional climate” to highlight the grievances of minorities and to blame the majority culture for achievement disparities. Diversity and Inclusion training will make its way into the classroom through LCSC’s Center for Teaching and Learning. The center provides Anti-Racism training to faculty members. Anti-Racism training comes from the idea that racism is a white problem. People taken with “white fragility,” convinced they are innocent of racism, need anti-racism education to discount any views a white person expresses that do not make race and racism a central feature of their analysis of society, especially in any case of disparate outcomes." (source: https://idahofreedom.org/advancing-the-social-justice-agenda-at-lewis-clark-state-college/)

Actions Taken

Curriculum Changes and Requirements
  • CTL encourages all courses to include a Syllabus Statement that directs them to be a "gateway of inclusiveness."
  • CTL also advocates for teachers to be trained in how to teach anti-racism.
  • The college has begun offering "ID-300C ETHICS AND IDENTITY," a course that "takes an interdisciplinary approach to the study of ethical questions and cultural values as they relate to differences in race, ethnicity, gender, social class, and other categories that together form the basis of identity in the social world."
  • The college is offering "ID-300H LAW AND SOCIETY," a course that "provides a social scientific understanding of the underlying relationship between law, values, and society. It examines how societal values (order, morality, democracy, property, liberty, multiculturalism, and equality) and societal factors (power, discretion, race, gender, and wealth) intersect with the creation, enforcement, and interpretation of public policy."
Resources
  • LCSC's Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) provides resources and curriculum for prospective teachers to create social justice classrooms: "The LC CTL supports faculty develop classroom practices, service opportunities, and professional and personal growth related to IDEA (inclusion, diversity, equity and anti-racism). Ultimately, we seek to create a welcoming and inclusive community for students, faculty, staff, community members, and guests."
  • The Strategic Plan 2021-2025 has the stated goal to increase faculty and staff participation in inclusive practices programming (p19).
Last updated July 26th, 2022
©2022 Critical Race Training in Education. All rights reserved.