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Diversity for Community Committee

The College of Education is committed to diversity in the broadest sense of the term. This committee demonstrates the consistency and permanency of the College's commitment to diversity, caring and ethics that are part of the vision and mission of the College of Education. The purpose of the Diversity for Community Committee is to address matters pertaining to diversity issues (using the term diversity as defined in the Principles of Community adopted by the university and college.)

Areas of responsibility for the Diversity for Community Committee include, but are not limited to, setting priorities for COE diversity initiatives; working with college committees recommendations in diversity matters; and acting as liaison on university-wide committees addressing diversity, when requested or appointed.

Diversity Enhancement Proposals and Funding Guidelines

→ Proposal Funding Guidelines (PDF)

The Diversity for Community Committee (DCC) welcomes proposals from college faculty, staff, and students for projects that enhance our knowledge, skills, and professional dispositions, directly related to issues of diversity (e.g., ethnicity, race, socioeconomic status, gender, exceptionalities, language, religion, sexual orientation, and geographical area). The DCC seeks to support research and experiences that develop the ability of candidates and professionals to work with diverse populations, including P-12, adult education, and higher education communities. These grants can be used for research, to present at conferences, or to pay for honoraria and travel expenses of invited guests.

Diversity Professional Development

Presentations relating to diversity and inclusive teaching

Committee Members

  • Robert Hachiya, Chair (Educational Leadership)
  • Jeff Zacharakis (Educational Leadership)
  • Marilyn Kaff (Special Education, Counseling, and Student Affairs)
  • Mickey Losinski (Special Education, Counseling, and Student Affairs)
  • Kevin Murry (Curriculum and Instruction)
  • Socorro Herrera (Curriculum and Instruction)
  • Kelly Briggs (Center for Student and Professional Services)

Meeting Dates for the 2016-2017 Academic Year

Meetings are held on the first Thursday of each month at 9:30 a.m.

Fall 2016Spring 2017
September 1, 2016February 2, 2017
October 6, 2016March 2, 2017
November 3, 2016April 6, 2017
December 1, 2016 (if needed)May 4, 2017