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Montclair State University

Undergraduate School

Mailing Address
1 Normal Ave
Montclair, New Jersey 07043
Phone
(973) 655-4000
School Information
"Building on a distinguished history dating back to 1908, Montclair State University is a leading institution of higher education in New Jersey. Designated a Research Doctoral University by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, the University’s 10 degree-granting schools and colleges serve more than 20,000 undergraduate and graduate students with more than 300 doctoral, master’s and baccalaureate level programs. Situated on a beautiful, 252-acre suburban campus just 12 miles from New York City, Montclair State delivers the instructional and research resources of a large public university in a supportive, sophisticated and diverse academic environment." The university also has a student-faculty ratio of 17:1. (Source: https://www.montclair.edu/about-montclair/)
General Information
Although Montclair State University has yet to implement a university-wide initiative for anti-racism, individual colleges have taken steps to implement anti-racism into their curricula. According to the university president, the College of Humanities and Social Science asked every instructor to "take one week this fall and dedicate it to focusing on Black Lives Matter, as related to the specific discipline." No Critical Race Training sessions are yet required of all students. See developments below:

Actions Taken

Curriculum Changes and Requirements
  • The university president announced, "The College of Humanities and Social Science Dean’s Office and the College Working Group on Equity and Inclusion prepared for the fall semester by reminding the College of the commitment to social justice at the core of their mission, and asking every instructor to take one week this fall and dedicate it to focusing on Black Lives Matter, as related to the specific discipline. To assist with the implementation of this idea, the Working Group provided a highly accessible syllabus to members of the faculty."
Resources
  • The Montclair library offers a guide of resources to consult for those who wish to further "understanding and knowledge about race, racism and anti-racism."
Symbolic Actions
  • In April 2022, Roman Liera, an Assistant Professor at Montclair State, participated in a meeting of the "Committee on Advancing Anti-Racism, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in STEM Organizations."
  • The university's Transformative Education Network released its bi-monthly newsletter from April 2022 and spotlighted the "Squeaky Wheels, Mothers From Hell, and CEO’s of the IEP: Institutional Ableism, Privilege, and the Politics of Inclusive Education" spaker event.
Last updated July 26th, 2022
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