Student Diversity in the College of Education
Launched in Spring 2015, the TEDO Student Group serves as a vehicle for conversation and support for TED students who identify as belonging to underrepresented groups including, but not limited to, students of color, LGBTQ students, immigrant students, and international students. The group is student-led with support from Ferial Pearson and Dr. Becky Pasco from the Teacher Education Department and Dr. Gerry Huber and Huai-Mei Furman from the Office of Student Services. The four sponsors handle the organizational, logistical, and technical aspects of working with the student group, but encourage any and all TED faculty join in its activities.
The group is currently working on building a “critical mass” of TED students from which to appoint a leadership committee who will work with students and faculty to ascertain events and activities appropriate for the group’s mission and goals. The group hosted a Table Talk in May 2015 during which 25 students, faculty and community members met in Roskens Hall to discuss their own life journeys related to diversity. The group attended the Diane Ravitch presentation in early Nov. and each student invited a faculty member who they believe made good contributions to/in discussions of Ravitch’s writing and work.