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College of Education

Diversity Committee

The Diversity Committee provides leadership in the college’s efforts to improve student, staff and faculty recruitment, retention, support and mentoring, informed by regular self-study research in the college, and by the COE Alliance for Social Justice and Diversity.

The work of the committee includes, but is not limited to:

  • Developing and monitoring the implementation of a strategic action plan for diversity in the College to be coordinated with the Administrative Council, and revising the plan annually
  • Working cooperatively on diversity-related issues brought to the committee by department chairs, the deans, and other standing committees or the College of Education Alliance for Social Justice and Diversity
  • Recommending professional development activities to the Dean
  • Convening voluntary sub-groups around strategic goals involving both members and non-members of the standing committee

Committee Membership

The committee is comprised of seven people: two elected from the Educational Studies, Educational Leadership, and Instruction and Teacher Education departments, and one from the Physical Education department for two year terms, and the dean, or dean’s designee, as ex-officio member.

The staff subcommittee includes one faculty member of the diversity committee, and at least three staff members, including at least one from the general college staff, by an open solicitation, for terms of two years.

The student subcommittee includes one faculty member of the diversity committee, and at least three graduate students, with up to one from each department by an open solicitation, and two undergraduate students, selected by faculty nomination.

All full-time faculty members may nominate themselves to serve on the committee.

Ex-officio: College of Education Dean or Dean's Designee

Committee terms: two years

Committee Membership

Name Department/Program Email Term Expiration
Allison Anders* Department of Educational Studies aanders@mailbox.sc.edu  2021
Kate Ascetta Department of Educational Leadership and Policies - Educational Administration ascetta@mailbox.sc.edu  2021
Michelle Bryan** Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion MBRYAN@mailbox.sc.edu  N/A
Elif Calamak Department of Instruction and Teacher Education karsli@mailbox.sc.edu 2021
Katie Cunningham Department of Educational Leadership and Policies katiemwc@mailbox.sc.edu 2021
Priscila Costa Student Representative   2021
An DeMeester Department of Physical Education JNHALE@mailbox.sc.edu 2021
Jen Doyle Alumni Representative   2021
Frank Gause Student Representative   2021
David Martinez* Department of Educational Leadership and Policies dgmar@mailbox.sc.edu 2021
Meir Muller Department of Instruction and Teacher Education meir@sc.edu  2021
Angela Wright Department of Instruction and Teacher Education - Administrative Assistant WRIGHTAY@mailbox.sc.edu  2021

* Indicates co-chair of the committee
** Indicates ex-officio member

 

Committee Minutes

For minutes not listed below, please consult the archive [pdf] of past meeting minutes.  

2017 minutes will be available as they are archived.


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