Critical Race Training in Education

Maryville University

Undergraduate

Mailing Address
650 Maryville University Dr
St. Louis, Missouri 63141
Phone
(314) 529-9300
Email address
admissions@maryville.edu
School Information
"Founded in 1872, Maryville University is located in the west St. Louis County suburb of Town and Country, just 22 miles from downtown St. Louis, Missouri. The Chronicle of Higher Education has named Maryville University as the second fastest-growing university" (Source: https://www.maryville.edu/about/maryville-at-a-glance/). Maryville University has an enrollment of 10,500, of which 5,600 are undergraduates and 4,900 are graduates. Offering over 90 degree programs, the school has a student to faculty ratio of 14 to 1.
General Information
Maryville University has enacted numerous DEI and anti-racism initiatives. This includes the creation of a Multicultural Scholars Program in addition to faculty and staff orientation training. Funding has been given in order to provide scholarships for multicultural students. See developments below:

Activity

  • Anti-Racism, Bias, and Diversity Training

    The university offers a Multicultural Scholars Peer Educators Workshop.

  • Symbolic Actions

    The university states that it "Maryville University regards diversity and inclusion as core principles of our learning environment, and multicultural understanding as an essential measure of student success. The Office of Diversity and Inclusion is actively focused on creating a campus community respectful of all identities, and encourages our students to engage in meaningful cultural experiences throughout their Maryville journey."

  • Resources

    The university has a list of resources for Diversity and Inclusion.

  • Resources

    Maryville has a reading list on racism and white fragility.

  • Resources

    The university has an Office of Diversity and Inclusion which offers resources "to help promote a diverse campus community, create greater access to higher education among underrepresented student groups, and foster meaningful dialogues, programs and partnerships in support of academic excellence and inclusivity."

  • Resources

    The university states, "The CTL book corner was created by and is facilitated by former Maryville Vice President of Academic Affairs, and current Senior Associate of the Finch Center for Teaching and Learning, Mary Ellen Finch. As a passionate anti-racist, Mary Ellen has made it her charge to expose as many in our community to the truths of white fragility.

  • Symbolic Actions

    Mayville released an article titled "Promoting a Culture of Inclusion," discussing how the university was awarded the 2019 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine. The article went on to describe how the newly appointed director of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion "plans to implement an extended orientation program for first-generation college students, students of color and students from underrepresented groups" and "plans to incorporate aspects of current events and anti-racism into existing programming and events."

  • Anti-Racism, Bias, and Diversity Training

    Maryville has a Multicultural Scholars Program in which students "illustrate their training in the program by becoming a peer educator and developing workshops around social justice, diversity, and inclusion" through required coursework.

  • Resources

    The Office of Diversity and Inclusion has several student organizations, including Leaders for Equity Advancement and Diversity Council.

  • Curriculum Changes and Requirements

    The school committed that by 2022, it will launch a "doctoral completion fellowship program that provides dissertation support to diverse, emerging scholars who are completing their degrees and want to teach in higher education and recruit them for the Maryville faculty."

  • Resources

    The school committed that by 2022, the school will "expand the multicultural scholars program to include a faculty mentor to help support the students in their academic endeavors, their career development and preparation."

  • Resources

    Maryville had created a goal to "create a 2 + 2 program for underrepresented men and women in partnership with the St. Louis Community Colleges in selected disciplines" in 2016.

  • Program and Research Funding

    Maryville committed that by 2022, the school will "make multicultural endowed scholarships a central element of our capital campaign and set a goal of $5,000,000 for such an endowment."

  • Anti-Racism, Bias, and Diversity Training

    Marvyille committed that by 2022, it will "deliver a set of intentional professional development programs that engage staff, faculty and students regarding the dimensions of working with and serving a diverse campus community."

  • Faculty/Staff Requirements

    Maryville committed that by 2022, the school will "deliver orientation training for all new employees on understanding the dimensions of working with a multicultural student body."

  • Symbolic Actions

    On June 1, 2020, Maryville released a statement saying, "The events of the past few weeks and the horrific killing of George Floyd have exposed the scourge of racism and exclusion in American society."

Last updated March 2nd, 2022