Critical Race Training in Education

University of Richmond

Undergraduate

Mailing Address
410 Westhampton Way
University of Richmond, Virginia 23173
Phone
(804) 289-8000
School Information
University Mission Statement The mission of the University of Richmond is to educate in an academically challenging, intellectually vibrant, and collaborative community dedicated to the holistic development of students and the production of scholarly and creative work. A Richmond education prepares students for lives of purpose, thoughtful inquiry, and responsible leadership in a diverse world. Academic Organization The University offers its academic programs through five schools with distinct educational missions: School of Arts and Sciences, School of Business, School of Law, School of Leadership Studies, and School of Professional and Continuing Studies. Traditional undergraduate education is offered jointly through the Schools of Arts and Sciences, Business and Leadership Studies. Students begin their undergraduate education in the School of Arts and Sciences and may transition into the Schools of Business or Leadership Studies during the second semester of their sophomore year. The Graduate Business School offers a part-time Master of Business Administration (MBA) program and the School of Law offers a Juris Doctor (JD) and a LLM for foreign-educated lawyers. The School of Professional and Continuing Studies offers degree completion and practitioner-oriented programs for adult, non-traditional students through evening and weekend undergraduate and graduate certificate and degree programs. (source: https://www.richmond.edu/about/goals.html)
General Information
Diversity. Equity. Inclusion. In order to fulfill our mission to “educate students for lives of purpose, thoughtful inquiry, and responsible leadership in a diverse world,” we must work together to make Richmond a welcoming place for people from all backgrounds, identities, viewpoints, and experiences. Our commitment is unwavering. Our goals are clear. Our challenges are many. Our work is ongoing. "We are deeply engaged in the work of identifying inequities in the experiences and outcomes of students, faculty, and staff in order to address them systematically and ensure all members of our community can fully participate, belong, and thrive." Ronald A. Crutcher, President (source: https://equity.richmond.edu/)

Activity

  • Symbolic Actions

    DEI statement on their webpage: "At Richmond, we are advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) through a collaborative, shared leadership approach we refer to as distributed leadership. Put simply, responsibility for attending to DEI work at UR does not fall to a single person. It takes all of us, working together intentionally and urgently."

  • Disciplinary Measures

    Report a Bias Incident. Discrimination and harassment on the basis of race, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, sex, sexual identity, gender identity, gender expression, disability, status as a veteran or any classification protected by local, state or federal law is prohibited and will not be tolerated at the University of Richmond.

  • Symbolic Actions

    Student-driven equity summit takes on justice and inclusion October 22, 2020. University of Richmond students are engaged members of the Spider community who advocate for changes that meet the needs of the student body. A recent example is the University’s first Equity Summit that brought together more than 450 students, faculty, staff, and alumni on topics of inclusivity.

  • Resources

    Richmond has a dedicated website called Common Ground in which they advertise a lengthy series of Racial Justice events.

  • Resources

    Black Lives Matter: We offer the following resources for members of the University community who wish to participate in, support, or better understand the Movement for Black Lives. The resources are starting points, not a comprehensive list. Please contact us with your thoughts, questions, or suggestions. Education section includes writings by Ibrahim X. Kendi, Patrice Cullors, and others.

  • Anti-Racism, Bias, and Diversity Training

    TIDE Program: Administrative Support in Thriving, Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity. Recent years have seen an increased focus on Thriving, Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity (TIDE) at UR, including the introduction of committees and councils, training for employees, and the hiring of an Assistant Dean for Diversity, Inclusion, and Thriving in the School of Arts & Sciences. While UR is taking a 10,000-foot view, questions still abound regarding their granular focus.

  • Resources

    If you're curious about the Accountability and Progress pages, they have been removed as of this writing.

  • Resources

    Richmond offers a minor in Education in Society: Education remains one of the biggest public policy challenges in the United States. The Education and Society minor encourages students to examine the institution of education and its role in society, with a focus on policy and politics, gender and ethnicity, and issues surrounding urban education. This minor does not lead to teacher licensure, but rather prepares students to think critically about reform and contribute to solving the many challenges facing education. By exploring the issues surrounding education philosophy and reform, students can prepare to engage in shaping future policy.

  • Resources

    The Department of Education offers EDUC 376 Social Justice in Education: Examines how social inequality impacts public education, and how schools function to perpetuate and/or remediate social injustice. Further explores how socially constructed differences (race, social class, gender, sexual orientation, ethnic, linguistic and cultural backgrounds) may be used to privilege some learners and marginalize others. Considers teachers as agents of change and what individuals and communities can do to ensure that all students have equitable educational opportunities. A community-based learning experience is a required course component.

  • Resources

    The website for the Office of Multicultural Affairs is currently being restructured.

Last updated April 1st, 2021