Equity and Diversity Committee
Woodring College of Education is committed to transformational change that supports increased understanding and respect for differences and similarities among people and cultures. The Equity and Diversity Committee helps fulfill this commitment.
The Equity and Diversity Committee works to:
support the integration of diversity throughout curricula and field experiences for all Woodring students;
attract and retain an increasingly diverse faculty, staff and student populations; and
foster the knowledge, skills, and attitudes of individual members of the College about diversity, equity, and social justice.
Committee membership is open to all Woodring College and Western Washington University faculty and staff who are committed to the charge of the committee. Members include representatives from Woodring faculty, staff and students from all departments, the Education Librarian, and the Assistant Vice president of Student Affairs, and interested administrators from the university.
The Center for Education, Equity and Diversity's mission is to support Woodring College of Education in its commitment to an education that promotes cultural understanding and social justice in a pluralistic, democratic society. The Center focuses on issues related to equity, diversity, self-exploration and identity, inter-group relations, multicultural education and democratic empowerment and civic engagement; particularly focusing on issues of retention and success for historically underrepresented populations.
CEED's resources address issues of race, equity, and diversity and include:
FACET stands for Family And Community Engaged Teaching. We are a program on campus that focuses on integrating communities and schools.After time in program, some of the students decided to form a club to broaden the reach of FACET. They plan to work with different community partners, have discussions about the different facets within the educational system that effect students, and build relationships with people who believe in this vision.
It will be the purpose of the FACET Club is to bring together students who desire to work toward a more socially just and responsible teaching and human services workforce. As FACET Club we work together to build a community of care and support while considering and addressing issues of concern and importance in our communities and schools.
The reason we are fundraising is to help our club get started. We are fairly new, and we want to be able to provide food for our club meetings, do outreach with different community partners, contribute to Bellingham's community in various ways, and get the word out about our club and FACET in general.
Woodring Peer Mentors work to support students interested in pursuing Woodring College's fields of study-- primarily the undergraduate and post-bacc fields of Teacher Education and Human Services. Mentors collaborate with mentees in career/program exploration, resume-building, and in navigating the Woodring application process. The goal of mentors is to foster personal connections through rapport-building and regular contact with mentees.
Mentors work to do the following:
Answer questions about Woodring and the application process with a student perspective
Help mentees explore the teaching and human services professions
Connect mentees with professors, college resources, and volunteer opportunities
Provide access to campus resources as needed
Communicate information clearly and accurately
Invite mentees to fun and informational Woodring events
Your support helps maintain and grow these resources!