Leaders in K-12 and higher education, social justice and equity-based research
At Oregon State University’s College of Education, we develop a diverse and inclusive community of scholars, educators and change agents.
We are deeply engaged with equity and anti-racism work in our research, teaching and service. Our faculty include award-winning scholars, producing cutting-edge, equity-minded research.
Adult and higher education, counseling, teaching and other programs have redesigned curriculum firmly grounded in diversity, equity and inclusion. The College is fully committed to serving the needs of our Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) in our community through our service.
This message has been approved by all governance committees within the College of Education. It aligns with the vision, mission and values of the college.
In the College of Education, our efforts toward equity are a work in progress. We acknowledge that in our history and present we have made mistakes, but we commit to engage in anti-racism work to better serve the needs of Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) in our community. This commitment includes ongoing action, initially split into five foci, that have been integrated into our governance structure. To serve the needs of the BIPOC community, we will employ equitable student recruitment and retention practices; examine pedagogy and update syllabi for non-bias and inclusive practices; engage in faculty/staff forums and trainings; review College research and scholarship support structures and policies, and create a welcoming environment in Furman Hall and beyond.
We as a College of Education commit to these actions by
Reviewing College research and scholarship support structures and policies to better support equity work, with explicit attention to serving the needs of the BIPOC community.
Building structures and practices that support and highlight College research and scholarship that uncover and promote the alleviation of inequity, with explicit attention to the needs of the BIPOC community.
For more ideas, keep an eye out for information on our upcoming forums. Send questions, comments, concerns to [email protected]
Realizing our commitment to leading change and ending systemic racism within Oregon State University requires that we collaboratively work as faculty, staff and students to consider and take actions consistent with OSU’s mission and the values of the university community.
The Moving Forward Together website outlines actions underway within the university to advance this commitment.
We stand in solidarity with members of Asian, Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander communities as the rise in anti-Asian racism continues in our country. We affirm that members of the OSU community who are of Asian descent belong at Oregon State, are valued members of our community and deserve to feel safe and respected.
This short documentary covers important moments in the long struggle of Black students for racial justice at OSU and beyond. Produced by students and staff affiliated with the Lonnie B. Harris Black Cultural Center on campus, this projects looks at the past and future of racial justice.