Critical Race Training in Education

Oberlin College

Undergraduate

Mailing Address
173 W Lorain St
Oberlin, Ohio 44074
Phone
(440) 775-8121
School Information
"The College of Arts and Sciences offers a rich and balanced curriculum in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, and mathematics. True to our original motto—Learning & Labor—an Oberlin education is the perfect confluence of the theoretical and the hands-on." The college has a 11:1 student to faculty ratio, 44 majors, and over 175 student organizations, while the conservatory has over 350 students, a 6:1 student-faculty ratio, and 42 areas of study. (Source: https://www.oberlin.edu/arts-and-sciences/college-at-a-glance) (Source: https://www.oberlin.edu/arts-and-sciences/college-at-a-glance)
General Information
Oberlin College has launched its Presidential Initiative on Racial Equity and Diversity. Although the university has announced that anti-racist education and professional development activities are being considered, no concrete steps have been taken to initiate changes in orientation programs or the academic curriculum. Oberlin has undertaken efforts to redesign curriculum that is intentionally anti-racist, anti-sexist, and anti-ablist across disciplines and departments. See developments below.

Activity

  • Curriculum Changes and Requirements

    Presidential Initiative on Racial Equity and Diversity has been launched. Anti-racist education and professional development activities are being considered.

  • Program and Research Funding

    The university president announced the creation of "Oberlin’s new Center for Race, Equity, and Inclusion. This new Center will ensure that Oberlin is consistently contributing to the national conversation on race. The Center will bring together academic opportunities, co-curricular experiences, career programming, mentorship, community building, and civic engagement." The expectation is "that student fellows will be a part of the Center, engaging in funded research and internships that tackle the issues that contribute to racial inequity."

  • Curriculum Changes and Requirements

    Oberlin College and the Five Colleges of Ohio presented a “Moving Bodies and Social Justice" series, which aims "to redesign curriculum that is intentionally anti-racist, anti-sexist, and anti-ablist across disciplines and departments within the Five Colleges of Ohio."

Last updated January 20th, 2022