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Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Antiracism

In light of Teachers College Diversity Mission, and in response to the ongoing harm being inflicted on Black, Indigenous and People of Color in the United States, the mission of our committee is to promote belonging and inclusion and dismantle injustice and oppression within the Social-Organizational Psychology (S-OP) program. Founded in the Fall of 2020 by the faculty of S-OP, our group aims to continually support all members of our community and integrate the principles of DEIA in all that we do. Through the framework of collective impact, our interdisciplinary group is responsible for promoting, measuring, and reporting on this work within and across all programs under the umbrella of Social-Organizational Psychology.  

Collective Impact:

  • “Collective impact initiatives involved a centralized infrastructure, a dedicated staff, and a structured process that leads to a common agenda, shared measurement, continuous communication, and mutually reinforcing activities among all participants”
  • Underlying idea: “large-scale social change comes from better cross-sector coordination than from the isolated intervention of individual organizations”
  • 5 conditions of collective success
    • Common agenda – shared understanding of the problem and vision for change
    • Shared measurement systems – agreed upon ways success will be measured and reported
    • Mutually reinforcing activities – coordination of differentiated activities through a mutually reinforcing plan of action
    • Continuous communication – trust and shared decision making
    • Backbone support organizations – dedicated staff who plan, manage, and support the initiative

Working Group on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Antiracism (DEIA) Formed

The faculty of the Social-Organizational Psychology Program at Teachers College launch working group of faculty, students, and staff to focus on DEIA reform.

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