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College of Education and Allied Professions

CEAP Diversity Committee

The College of Education and Allied Professions supports policies and practices that focus on the promotion and valuing of diversity. The College is committed to designing, implementing and evaluating curricula and experiences and for ensuring that candidates have experiences working with diverse faculty, diverse candidates, and diverse students in P-12 schools and other social service settings. This will ensure that our candidates have the knowledge, skills and dispositions necessary to help all students and clients.

What is Diversity?

We define diversity broadly to include exceptionalities, race, ethnicity, culture, religious background, gender, linguistic differences, socioeconomic level, and any of the other ways our society defines human and group differences, including age, geography, sexual orientation and national origin.

CEAP Diversity Portfolio

The purpose of the CEAP Diversity Portfolio/eBriefcase is to provide co-curricular educational experiences to students admitted to the undergraduate teacher education program that will promote their knowledge, skills, and dispositions related to diversity and cultural competency. Through these curricular and co-curricular educational experiences and the open exchange of ideas that allow, students can become more reflective thinkers and commit to moving beyond the status quo to address and take action on complex contemporary social issues.  The portfolio consists of two Tiers and an optional Diversity Certificate.

Tier I: Exploring the Iceberg of Diversity

  • Students will acquire a greater breadth of knowledge of the diversity they will encounter in school settings.
  • Make personal judgments about the importance and relevance of issues related to diversity in education to which they are exposed through speakers, workshops and/or films.
  • Students will begin to develop strategies for addressing the needs of all their future students.

Tier II: Melting the iceberg of Diversity

Students will model a personal and professional commitment that exemplifies dispositions that promote the educational growth and overall wellbeing of themselves, their students and/or others in a diverse world.

Diversity Certificate

In addition to the requirements above, students can choose to earn a Diversity Certificate through participation in one or more sustained diversity experiences. 
For a list of current events that students can participate in, please visit our Diversity Dialogue Facebook page.  

Please view our document with details about the requirements for the different sections of the Diversity Portfolio.  The portfolio is administered in Tk20.

Who are We?

The CEAP Diversity Committee is comprised of faculty, staff, and students who represent the College of Education and Allied Profssions, other colleges in Academic Affairs, staff in Student Affairs, and administrators from across the campus.

CEAP Diversity Committee Membership

Brandi Hinnant-Crawford, Chair of Diversity Committee Human Services
Yancey Gulley, Co-Chair of Diversity Committee Human Services
Kia Asberg Psychology
Sky Sampson Cherokee Center, Director
Phyllis Robertson Human Services
Pam Buskey School of Teaching & Learning
Dale Carpenter College of Education and Allied Professions
Melissa Faetz School of Teaching and Learning
Mary Ella Engel History
Benjamin Francis-Fallon History
Elizabeth Frazier Graduate School and Research
Dan Grube, Director School of Teaching & Learning
Callie Schultz Human Services
Brian Kloeppel Graduate School and Research
Rebecca Lasher Social Work
Ling LeBeau, Director International Programs & Services
Beth McDonough Hunter Library
Kim Winter, Dean College of Education and Allied Professions
Shawna Young Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs
Debby Singleton School of Teaching and Learning
David Solomon Psychology
Charmion Rush School of Teaching and Learning
Kelly Kelley School of Teaching and Learning
Adrienne Stuckey School of Teaching and Learning
Lisa Bloom School of Teaching and Learning
Patricia Bricker, Associate Dean College of Education and Allied Professions
Dana Patterson Intercultural Affairs
Siham Lekchiri Human Services


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