Equity, Inclusion, Social Justice, & Diversity

Mission

The College of Education at the University of Texas at Austin is committed to a culture of social justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion in which students, faculty, staff, and visitors engage in an environment that is welcoming and respectful of all people. The Social Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion committee serves as stewards of this facet of the College’s mission. We believe that diversity is inextricably linked with excellence. We believe that embracing diversity and social justice—within our faculty, staff, students, research, curricula, and service to the community — creates a rich atmosphere for teaching, learning, and inquiry and is a necessary condition for preparing our graduates to succeed in a diverse world and to change it for the better. We recognize a history of oppression, inequity, and structural discrimination in the university, local, state, and national context. We leverage diversity and interdisciplinarity as critical components in our innovative research, inclusive and empowering curricula, and professional leadership.

Features

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College Professors Create Repository for Research into Education of Black Males

To help researchers, journalists and policymakers locate available research on the education of black males, College of Education Professors Louis Harrison and Anthony Brown launched The Black Male Education Research Collection.

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Early Childhood Education Professor Jennifer Adair on Raising Anti-Racist Children

Watch Jennifer Adair, associate professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction in the College of Education, as she outlines the three patterns she has observed in white parents of white children as they raise their children to appreciate the racial differences they see around them on KLRU’s Blackademics TV.

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Episode 4 of Talking Eds - The Brofessors

Four Department of Educational Leadership and Policy faculty members, Mark Gooden, Richard Reddick, Joshua Childs, and Terrance Green, talk about higher education, and how institutions can recruit and retain faculty members of color.

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Christian Doabler, Meadows Center Receive $2.5 Million Grant to Design a Core Science Program

The primary aim of this 4-year project (Scientific Explorers) is to iteratively develop and rigorously test the promise of a core science program aimed at promoting an early foundation for learning science among all second grade students, including students at risk for or with learning disabilities and dyslexia.

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UT Austin Researchers Receive $20 Million to Improve Education Outcomes for Deaf and Hard of Hearing

UT-Austin College of Education researchers have received $20 million from U.S. Department of Education to lead a center supporting postsecondary education for deaf and hard of hearing people.

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Professor Kevin Cokley Selected as a Fellow in UT System Academy of Distinguished Teachers

Cokley's induction into the Academy distinguishes him as a top educator in the UT System, and recognizes his leadership and commitment to improving teaching and fostering instructional innovation.