The Office of the Vice President for Diversity and Community Affairs is planning an informal community conversation and gathering on Today, Monday, September 11, 2017from 12:00PM-2:00PM in 179 Grace Dodge Hall.
The gathering is intended to bring together students, faculty and staff in the community to discuss the recent revocation of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. We stand in solidarity with our students covered by DACA and reaffirm our commitment to maintaining a diverse, inclusive and welcoming environment for all our students and community members.
We hope you will join us – either to participate in the conversation or simply sit in solidarity. This is a place for people to gather for emotional support, and your presence is welcome.
Light refreshments will be served.
To request disability-related accommodations contact OASID
Teachers College Reading and Writing Project Invites Educators to a Social Justice Saturday, Saturday, September 16, 2017 at Teachers College, 9:00am-1:00pm, no tickets required.
How do we launch the school year in the wake of this painful summer? How do we talk about charged issues with students in ways that empower their voices? What can we do to foster culturally inclusive classrooms?
Join children's book author/illustrator team Andrea Davis Pinkney and Brian Pinkney, poet and author Janet Wong, authors Sonja Cherry-Paul and Dana Johansen, Teachers College professors Detra Price-Dennis and Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz, as well as Colleen Cruz, Mary Ehrenworth, Cornelius Minor and other TCRWP staff to think together about educating with a social justice stance. Sessions include a workshop by Border Crossers and a book fair promoting books with authors and characters of color. Topics include developing racial literacy in classrooms, teaching counter-narrative in writing workshop, and finding beauty in LGBTQ stories.
== To request disability-related accommodations contact OASID at email@example.com, (212) 678-3689, (212) 678-3853 TTY, (646) 755-3144 video phone, as early as possible.
New Employee & Faculty Orientation: Tuesday, September 19, 2017, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. - Part I: Cultural and Racial Microaggressions; Room 179 Grace Dodge. Facilitator: Kevin Nadal – Professor of Psychology and Mental Health Counseling – John Jay College/Executive Director, LGBTQ/Filipino American Scholarand Community Leader (received Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from TC in 2008)
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
CONGRESSIONAL BLACK CAUCUS FOUNDATION ALC '17
CONGRESSMAN MARC VEASEY (TX-33), HONORARY HOST in partnership with Teachers College, Columbia University
Leading Urban Schools in the New Jim Crow: Education, Leadership, and Policy
After decades of desegregation efforts, school choice, and other attempts to close the “achievement gap,” the effective education of Black children remains an elusive goal. In this session, panelists will discuss the challenges facing Black teachers and leaders as they work to educate Black children, youth, and young adults in urban communities.
Friday, September 22, 2017 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM // Room 145A Walter E. Washington Convention Center Washington D.C.
Joyce King, Ph.D.
Professor, Benjamin E. Mays Endowed Chair in Urban Teaching, Learning, and Leadership
Georgia State University
Rodney Hopson, Ph.D.
Professor and Associate Dean, Educational Psychology, Research Methods, and Education Policy George Mason University
Sonya Douglass Horsford, Ed.D.
Associate Professor of Education Leadership Teachers College, Columbia University
M. Christopher Brown II, Ph.D.
President Kentucky State University
Linda Tillman, Ph.D.
Professor Emerita of Educational Leadership University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Moderator)
The Office of the Vice President for Diversity and Community Affairs (ODCA) leads TC initiatives concerning community, diversity, civility, equity and anti-discrimination. By encouraging the TC community to listen, learn, educate and work together, in positive ways, ODCA supports the College’s diversity mission. Stop by the Open House to learn more about ODCA and ways to participate in community at TC.
Office of the Vice President for Diversity & Community Affairs
Thursday, September 28th, 2017
12:00pm - 3:00pm
Join us to learn more about the Office,
Diversity & Community Affairs at TC, and meet our Staff!
First Fridays is a new initiative to promote student development through conference-style workshops, sessions, and panels. Sponsored by the Office of the Provost and in collaboration with various offices on campus*, First Fridays is a unique opportunity to grow, learn, develop, and enhance students’ academic life. @FirstFridaysTC
Session #1: Applying to Doctoral Programs: Power of the Personal Statement(GD 539)
Session #2: Teaching Your Way at TC: Hidden Opportunities in Your Graduate Experience (GD 541)
The personal statement is an important paper to write as you apply to doctoral programs. This statement tells about you and your future goals. In this session will offer insights about applying to doctoral programs and putting together a good application packet.
Panelists: Tom Rock (Vice Provost of Student Affairs); Marti Jones (PhD, Current TC Postdoctoral Fellow); Sheila Borges (PhD, TC Alum); & Felicia Mensah (Associate Dean & Faculty MST)
This panel consists of students and faculty sharing their perspectives on how to maximize career development opportunities through various teaching opportunities at TC, such as Course Assistant, Teaching Assistant, and Research Assistant roles.
Panelists: Dr. Jin Kuwata (Lecturer, Communications, Media & Learning Technology Design); Angel Acosta (EdD student, Curriculum & Teaching); & Nicola Yuenlam Law (EdD Student, Instructional Media & Technology)
To request Disability-related accommodations, contact OASID at firstname.lastname@example.org or 212.678.3696 as early as possible.
*Office of Student Affairs, Office of Doctoral Studies, The Office of the Vice President for Diversity and Community Affairs, Career Education & Professional Development, The Registrar’s Office, Office of International Services, Gottesman Library, The Office of the Provost & Dean of the College.
Host: Prof. Felicia Mensah, Associate Dean, email@example.com or 212.678.8316.
New Employee & Faculty Orientation: Tuesday, October 10, 2017, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. - Part III: Federal Information Privacy Compliance Training (FERPA/ Gramm Leach Bliley) and Cyber Security; Room 179 Grace Dodge.
Diana Maul – FERPA Officer; Executive Director for Academic Affairs Compliance, Office of the Vice Provost.
Speaker: Elizabeth Todd-Breland, Assistant Professor, Department of History, University of Illinois at Chicago Wednesday, October 11, 4:00 - 5:00pm Lecture, Discussion and Light Reception Russell 306
Presented with the Program in History and Education Space is Limited.
About: Black educators were on the front lines of educational and political struggles in Chicago. Increasingly during the 1960s, Black teachers engaged in dual struggles—organizing and advocating to improve the quality of education for Black students and to improve their own standing within the predominantly White teaching force and teachers union. From the 1960s to the 1980s, Black educators in Chicago grew from an insurgent group of activist teachers into a political base of the coalition that elected Harold Washington as the first Black mayor of Chicago. The growing number of Black teachers and school staff transformed Black politics as anchors of communities, caretakers of children, and as a relatively stable Black urban middle-class employed in the public sector during a period of deindustrialization and growth in the lower wage service sector. Understanding this history is even more urgent given the recent political attacks on public school teachers and public sector employees nationally, which have had a disproportionately negative impact on Black workers and Black communities.
About the Speaker: Elizabeth Todd-Breland is an Assistant Professor of History at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She is currently a National Academy of Education/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellow. Her research and teaching focuses on U.S. urban history, African American history, and the history of education. She is completing a book, A Political Education: Black Politics and Education Reform in Chicago since the 1960s, which analyzes transformations in Black politics, shifts in modes of education organizing, and the racial politics of education reform from the late 1960s to the present. Professor Todd-Breland has also organized professional development workshops, curricula, and courses for K-12 teachers on critical pedagogy, African American history, urban education, and college readiness.
October is National Sexual Assault Awareness Month
The Office of the VP for Diversity and Community Affairs will collaborate with Columbia University's Sexual Violence Response Center to provide informational resources to raise awareness amongst the TC Community
Date: Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Where: TC Zankel Halway (In front of the Everett Lounge)