Skip to content

University of Memphis

Undergraduate School

Mailing Address
3720 Alumni Ave
Memphis, Tennessee 38152
Phone
(901) 678-2000
School Information
"Located in a quiet residential neighborhood of Memphis, Tennessee, the UofM is a major research institution. What you learn here builds a sense of intellectual engagement that will empower you to make a difference in life and throughout your career. Founded in 1912, we welcome more than 21,000 students to campus every year. Diversity is one of our strengths. Students and faculty come from all over the world to be a part of the UofM experience. The campus boasts 25 Chairs of Excellence and five state-approved Centers of Excellence." The university has over 250 areas of study and employs over 900 full-time faculty. (Source: https://www.memphis.edu/about/) (Source: https://www.memphis.edu/) (Source: https://www.memphis.edu/about/facts.php)
General Information
The University of Memphis recently launched its "Eradicating Systemic Racism and Promoting Social Justice Initiative." The "Curriculum: Infusing Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Social Justice into Existing Courses/Curriculum" work group will "identify/develop critical curriculum review questions and protocols; integrate culture and climate as supports to curriculum content..." No Critical Race Training sessions are yet required of students. See developments below:

Actions Taken

Curriculum Changes and Requirements
  • "The primary goals of this workgroup are to identify/develop actionable frameworks for diversity, equity, inclusion and social justice; identify/develop critical curriculum review questions and protocols; integrate culture and climate as supports to curriculum content, methods and teaching and learning; and accumulate and disseminate models for curriculum self-assessment, program planning and continuous improvement."
Program and Research Funding
  • "The Community Engagement, Policy and Advocacy Workgroup is tasked with identifying strategies that would utilize university resources to address racial disparities in the broader Memphis community."
Resources
  • On June 22, 2021, the university hosted a virtual lecture on the, “importance of critical race theory. The speakers maintained that Critical race theory was a vital, necessary part of all levels of education because it offers the true history and understanding of this country.”
  • The College of Education’s Race, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee hosted a number of events and teaching series focused on “advancing an environment where diversity, social justice, and equity are paramount.”
  • The university provides a number of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Resources including sample syllabus statements on equity and inclusion.
Symbolic Actions
  • The university recently launched its "Eradicating Systemic Racism and Promoting Social Justice Initiative."
Last updated July 26th, 2022
©2022 Critical Race Training in Education. All rights reserved.