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Monmouth University

Undergraduate School

Mailing Address
400 Cedar Ave
West Long Branch, New Jersey 07764
Phone
(732) 571-3400
Email address
admission@monmouth.edu
School Information
"Our commitment to transformative learning is founded on three core principles: an intellectually challenging and rigorous academic experience built on a strong foundation in the liberal arts; learning experiences that are both immersive and that extend beyond the classroom; and preparation for life after Monmouth. To enhance the breadth and impact of our commitment, we offer a high level of personalization for each student, infusing the Monmouth Experience throughout every aspect of campus life." The school has a 12:1 student-faculty ratio and offers five-year baccalaureate/masters programs in addition to its bachelors, graduate, and doctoral degree programs. (Source: https://www.monmouth.edu/about/) (Source: https://www.monmouth.edu/academics/undergraduate-programs/)
General Information
In an effort to develop its holistic agenda of diversity and inclusion, the university has tried to create "a more inclusive campus experience by improving education and training, programming and curriculum integration." One such educational program is the campus-wide book discussion of Ibram X. Kendi's "How to Be an Antiracist" by staff and faculty. No mandatory Critical Race Training sessions are yet required of students. However, see developments below:

Actions Taken

Anti-Racism, Bias, and Diversity Training
  • The university’s Office of Equity and Diversity provides training and workshops to the students, faculty and staff on various topics from workshops on how to recruit a diverse faculty to educational training on diversity awareness.
Curriculum Changes and Requirements
  • As part of the University General Education Requirements, all students must take a Cultural Diversity course.
Program and Research Funding
  • On October 12, 2021, the university group, Growing Together as Allies hosted a presentation by Anjanette Young on racism and trauma inflicted by police misconduct that was funded by the Diversity and Innovation Grant from the Intercultural Center.
  • In April of 2021, the Grunin Foundation awarded a $2 million grant to Monmouth University to fund a four-year Social Justice Academy.
Resources
  • In February 2021, the university will host a campus-wide book discussion of Ibram X. Kendi's "How to Be an Antiracist" with staff and faculty facilitators.
  • The university’s library provides resources on Race, Racism/Anti-Racism, Policing and Equality with numerous books, podcasts, and websites including Ibram X. Kendi’s works.
  • The university’s library provides numerous resources on anti-racist pedagogy to engage and incorporate anti-racist teaching and methodologies.
Symbolic Actions
  • Growing Together as Allies (GTAA) is a group at Monmouth University School of Social Work that addresses anti-racism, racial equity, and accountability through various events including hosting numerous anti-racism speakers on campus.
Last updated July 26th, 2022
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