Critical Race Training in Education

Scripps College

Undergraduate

Mailing Address
1030 N Columbia Ave
Claremont, California 91711
Phone
(909) 621-8000
School Information
"When Scripps was founded in 1926 in Claremont, California, it was one of few institutions dedicated to educating women for lives of commitment and engagement. Since then, Scripps has continued to champion qualities of both mind and spirit in accordance with the vision of its founder, newspaper entrepreneur and philanthropist Ellen Browning Scripps. Scripps today offers a rigorous interdisciplinary curriculum, a robust intellectual community, a commitment to diversity and inclusion, and a rich residential experience designed to shape the next generation of women leaders." The college enrolls over 1,100 students, employs over 100 faculty, and has more than 60 majors. (Source: https://www.scrippscollege.edu/about/) (Source: https://www.scrippscollege.edu/about/glance)
General Information
In response to the racial justice protests in the summer, Scripps College created a multipronged Racial Justice and Equity Initiative, funded by a $1 million gift. The initiative consists of a fellowship program, the hiring of a new Associate Dean of Faculty for racial equity, the creation of a new Native American and Indigenous Studies minor, and workshops. It is unclear whether these programs focus specifically on C.R.T. No mandatory Critical Race Training sessions are yet required of students. However, see developments below:

Critical Race Training Activity

  • Program and Research Funding

    The Racial Justice and Equity Initiative was funded initially through a gift of $1 million by a trustee.

  • Program and Research Funding

    The college started its "Racial Justice and Equity Fellowship Program" where recipients each receive $4,000 in funding for "research, internships, and community engagement projects designed to activate scholarship relevant to racial justice, inequality, equity, criminal justice reform, community engagement projects, and intersectional, interracial, and intraracial violence."

  • Symbolic Actions

    The college has hired a new Dean of Faculty for Racial Equity, who will "play a critical role in the College’s commitment to antiracism and equity, responsible for identifying, articulating, and implementing antiracism and equity goals in the academic realm by providing guidance on recruitment and retention policies and practices."

  • Curriculum Changes and Requirements

    The Faculty Executive Committee approved the creation of a new minor in Native American and Indigenous Studies, which will focus on "settler colonialism, Indigenous history, contemporary communities, and Indigenous ways of thinking".

  • Resources

    The college will co-host workshops for faculty, staff, and students on "Valuing Black Lives, Cultivating Values-Aligned Interdependent Relationships, and Restorative Justice and Anti-Racism."

  • Anti-Racism, Bias, and Diversity Training

    Partnered with California Conference for Equality and Justice (CCEJ) to provide racial justice training to faculty and staff.

Last updated April 16th, 2021