Critical Race Training in Education

Sterling College – Kansas

Undergraduate

Mailing Address
125 W. Cooper
Sterling, Kansas 67579
Phone
(620) 278-4275
Email address
admissions@sterling.edu
School Information
"We are a Christ-centered, four-year college located in Sterling, Kansas, with a mission to develop creative and thoughtful leaders who understand a maturing Christian faith. Whether you're looking to join us on campus or online, we have rigorous academic programs and a variety of activities to help you become the servant leader God created you to be" (Source: https://www.sterling.edu/). Sterling was founded in 1887 and has an enrollment of 650 students. The college offers 20 academic programs and concentrations, with over 80 programs of study and a student to faculty ratio of 11 to 1.
General Information
Sterling has implemented required diversity training for faculty beginning in 2019 through 2021. Student Life began seeking to institute diversity training for all students starting Fall 2019. Sterling also held events relating to diversity. See developments below:

Activity

  • Symbolic Actions

    On June 3, 2020, the college released a statement saying, "Sterling College is grieved by the tragic and unjust death of George Floyd and mourn the loss of one of God’s treasured image bearers. The events surrounding his death reveal the severity of our nation’s continued racial divide, mankind’s sinful heart and the need for healing in our nation," on Sterling's Student Life Facebook page.

  • Symbolic Actions

    On September 7, 2021, Sterling announced that it will hold a conference which "aims to gather faculty, staff, and administration from multiple church-related colleges and universities in Kansas in order to discuss and deepen our commitment to diversity and its connection to our respective missions as faith-based institutions." The conference is set to be held on May 16, 2022.

  • Symbolic Actions

    On August 31, 2021, the college announced "Estephany Moncada ’19 as the College’s interim associate chaplain and diversity officer and Brett Couture ’18 as director of academic support and student engagement."

  • Anti-Racism, Bias, and Diversity Training

    Sterling will "establish institution-wide regular diversity trainings and targeted professional development."

  • Curriculum Changes and Requirements

    Sterling states that, "education students have many opportunities to interact with diverse populations, and during their Kansas Performance Teaching Portfolio, they must identify multicultural students within their clinical placement, address adaptations and accommodations, and create assessments based on student need."

  • Resources

    Sterling has hosted several events and programs related to racism and DEI.

  • Faculty/Staff Requirements

    Sterling stated that "the Office for the Integration of Faith and Learning received a grant from the Lilly Fellows Program that will provide diversity training for all faculty from 2019-2021, beginning with faculty attending the CCCU Diversity and Inclusion Conference at George Fox University in October 2019."

  • Program and Research Funding

    Sterling states that "the Education Department awards a Diversity Scholarship every year."

  • Curriculum Changes and Requirements

    Sterling requires ED205 Cultural Diversity in Education for all Education majors.

  • Symbolic Actions

    In December 2018, Sterling held an Open Forum Discussion on Race.

Last updated December 9th, 2021