Critical Race Training in Education

Southern Connecticut State University

Undergraduate

Mailing Address
501 Crescent Street
Wintergreen Building, Room 114
New Haven, Connecticut 06515
Phone
(203) 392-5644
School Information
"Since its founding on Sept. 11, 1893, Southern Connecticut State University has served the community through a commitment to access, academic excellence, social justice and student success" (Source: https://go.southernct.edu/125/). The student to faculty ratio is 12 to 1 and the total enrollment is approximately 9,300. The university offers 226 undergraduate majors, minors and programs as well as 102 graduate programs.
General Information
The university has launched numerous initiatives for anti-racism. The university has sought to implement anti-racist teaching within its curriculum. Diversity and equity training is offered to faculty and employees and will become more widespread in the coming years. See developments below:

Activity

  • Anti-Racism, Bias, and Diversity Training

    The Racial and Intersectional Justice Group is a group of faculty, staff, and administrators who undergo "Undoing Racism" trainings.

  • Curriculum Changes and Requirements

    The members of RIJG recently made the Racial and Intersectional Justice Engagement Framework which works on "Anti-Racist Curriculum, Pedagogy, SJD" to "implement the Social Justice Designation as well as encourage faculty to revise existing courses to be more inclusive of Black and Brown voices and move toward anti-racist teaching practices."

  • Curriculum Changes and Requirements

    The Racial and Intersectional Justice Engagement Framework also created the Awareness Training Team which will "implement the anti-racist teaching practices they may learn about from the work of the curriculum group."

  • Anti-Racism, Bias, and Diversity Training

    The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Advisory Council will work to implement "educational training for faculty and staff" for "greater equity-mindedness" during the 2021-2022 year.

  • Curriculum Changes and Requirements

    Additionally, the DEIAC will "develop an institutional plan to create a more diverse and inclusive curriculum and pedagogical practices."

  • Resources

    The university made a 2020-2023 report for "Advancing Southern Towards a Social Justice and Anti-Racist University." One goal outlined is to "establish an Antiracist Student Advisory Group comprised of students from multicultural organizations, student government, and other student organizations to help inform, guide, and strategize how best to move forward and sustain anti-racist and social justice work on campus."

  • Disciplinary Measures

    For 2020-2023, the VPDEI will collaborate with other departments and "develop workshops/ training on antiracism and bias, using a restorative justice model, beyond the existing 'Harassment and Discrimination' and 'Managing Bias' online training."

  • Political Actions and Support for Anti-Racism

    As of 2020-2023, "the VPDEI will collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to provide intentional antiracist leadership education to the senior leadership team, including deans and chairs."

  • Curriculum Changes and Requirements

    The VPDEI will collaborate with other departments to "develop a plan for how to advance and support a more inclusive and diverse curriculum and co-curriculum."

  • Resources

    In 2021, the university hosted an optional Social Justice and Anti-Racism Summer Book Read.

  • Resources

    The university offers numerous anti-racist resources for students and faculty.

  • Symbolic Actions

    On June 11, 2020, the university released a statement in response to George Floyd's death saying, "In recent days, the senseless, brutal killing of George Floyd and its ripple effects have placed the issues of racial inequality and injustice under an intense spotlight across the state, the nation, and around the world."

  • Resources

    The Buley Library has a list of books discussing race and class, including several books on Critical Race Theory.

  • Anti-Racism, Bias, and Diversity Training

    The university offers "diversity awareness training" for employees.

Last updated November 4th, 2021