Critical Conversations in Education

Critical Conversations in Education is one of many initiatives from the college to advance our diversity statement and work toward our goals of diversity, equity, and inclusion. The Critical Conversations in Education series is designed to spark candid and uncomfortable examinations of educational institutions and practices to disrupt system barriers and promote environments in which all have opportunities to optimize success. The Series was launched in 2020 by Dean Tammi Dice.

Now in its fourth year, the Critical Conversations in Education series, guided by our ALLIED (All Inclusive Equity & Diversity) Committee, zeroes in on practical methods for enacting tangible change within educational settings. Utilizing Dr. Tia Brown McNair’s "From Equity Talk to Equity Walk" as a foundation, this initiative educates school and university staff on proven practices and real-life campus stories. The focus is on transitioning from simply talking about equity to putting into action measures that cultivate a truly inclusive and equitable academic atmosphere, with a special emphasis on overcoming racial inequities.

Current Series

Join us for the 2024 ALLIED Distinguished Speaker Event with Dr. Tia Brown McNair, discussing her book From Equity Talk to Equity Walk: Expanding Practitioner Knowledge for Racial Justice in Higher Education.

Past Series