Critical Race Training in Education

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Undergraduate

Mailing Address
615 McCallie Ave
Chattanooga, Tennessee 37403
Phone
(423) 425-4111
Email address
utcmocs@utc.edu
School Information
"The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is a national model for metropolitan universities. In collaboration with our many regional partners, we offer an experiential learning environment with outstanding teaching scholars in bachelor's, master's and doctoral programs." The university enrolls over 11,600 students and offers over 140 undergraduate majors and 50 minors. (Source: https://www.utc.edu/about/) (Source: https://www.utc.edu/planning-evaluation-institutional-research/pdfs/factbook/demographics-ethnicity-race-09-18.pdf) (Source: http://www.utc.edu/Administration/Records/2009-10MajorCodes.php)
General Information
The university launched its "UTC Stands Against Racism" initiative. The plans consists of grants for social justice projects, curricular reviews, reform of the police, new HR practices, and a new senior diversity, equity, and inclusion leadership position. No mandatory Critical Race Training sessions are yet required of students. However, see developments below:

Critical Race Training Activity

  • Symbolic Actions

    The university will create a new "Vice Chancellor of Diversity and Engagement" position.

  • Re-Imagining Policing

    The university will conduct a review of its policing strategy and will reform/review it.

  • Resources

    HR will be undertaking both one-time and recurring diversity and inclusion training events.

  • Disciplinary Measures

    A Bias Response Team will be created.

  • Curriculum Changes and Requirements

    A comprehensive curriculum review has been completed with changes to follow.

  • Program and Research Funding

    Research grants and proposals for social justice projects are being reviewed by the Vice Chancellor for Research.

Last updated February 13th, 2021