COE Launches Diversity Showcase

Faculty in library looking at a laptop and smiling

Tuesday, Jan 08, 2019

The College of Education (COE) was the first Florida Atlantic University (FAU) college to initiate a standing Diversity Committee. The committee was formed even before diversity became one of the platforms in the University’s strategic plan.

The COE’s continued commitment to diversity is integral to the database for the Council for the Accreditation of EducatorPreparation (CAEP), which is tied to student success and maintained by Patricia Heydet-Kirsch, Ed.D., Assistant Dean, Accreditation and Assessment.

The COE Diversity Committee, headed by John Hardman, Ph.D., Senior Instructor, Educational Leadership and Research Methodology (ELRM), acts as an advisory body to the COE Dean and faculty. The Committee includes faculty from each of the COE’s academic departments, staff from the Office for Academic and Student Services, and students in COE undergraduate and graduate programs. The primary tasks of the COE Diversity Committee are advising the Dean and faculty members on matters pertaining to the building and maintaining effective programming and monitoring recruiting policies to assure an organizational climate hospitable to equity in the context of diversity and inclusion.

A Diversity Showcase was developed by Carol Meltzer, Ed.D., Senior Instructor, Dean’s Office. The Showcase is currently housed in the Dean’s Office. It includes faculty and student publications; research; power point presentations; professional development; examples of community engagement (local, national, international); awards and accomplishments; and information on a variety of diversity focused programs offered in the COE. The Showcase will be available online as a link through the Diversity Committee webpage.

Please take the opportunity to browse through the collection both online and housed in the Dean’s Office.