Commitment to Diversity
Woodring College of Education is committed to transformational change that supports increased understanding and respect for differences and similarities among people and cultures.
Woodring College of Education facilitates learning that prepares and advances quality educators and human services professionals throughout their careers. As academic leaders, educators and scholars, we seek to:
- Construct and transform knowledge through integrating research, theory and practice;
- Develop collaborative partnerships that promote the well being of individuals, families, and the community;
- Model innovative strategies that effectively challenge learners to employ best practices;
- Cultivate student competence through extensive field experiences with exemplary practicing professionals;
- Evaluate for continual program improvement;
- Act with respect for individual differences.
Woodring College of Education endeavors to foster a culture of learning and reciprocal community relationships that advances knowledge, embraces diversity, and promotes social justice.
Woodring College of Education meets this commitment to diversity through targeted recruitment and retention of a diverse faculty and student body; modeling of culturally responsive teaching; and integration of diversity issues in all curriculum and field experiences.
- Equity and Diversity Committee
- Professional Development Plan
- Diversity Action Plan
- Teacher Education Pre-Admission Mentor
- Teacher Education Recruitment and Retention Task Force Report, Winter 2010
- Future Teachers of Color Promise Scholarships
- Faculty Recruitment and Retention
- Multicultural Faculty Fellows
- Journal of Educational Controversy
- Community & School Engagement Projects
- WWU Diversity Handbook
- Center for Education, Equity and Diversity
- Educational Institute for Democratic Renewal
- Ershig Assistive Technology Resource Center
- Northwest Center for Holocaust, Genocide and Ethnocide Education
- Pacific Northwest Children's Literature Clearinghouse
- Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
- Technology Education Center