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The College of Education strives to meet ECU's Diversity Goal

East Carolina University is committed to enriching the lives of students, faculty and staff by providing a diverse academic community where the exchange of ideas, knowledge and perspectives is an active part of living and learning. The university seeks to create an environment that fosters the recruitment and retention of a more diverse student body, faculty, staff and administration. The University defines diversity in a broad context to include the representation, integration, and interaction of different races, ethnicities, cultures, national origins, abilities, religions, orientations, intellectual positions, and perspectives. The University desires a pluralistic academic community where teaching, living, and learning, occurs in an atmosphere of mutual respect in pursuit of excellence. The University considers diversity, the opportunities afforded by a diverse learning environment, and the authentic interaction among people from various backgrounds and persuasions to be essential elements in achieving excellence in education.
East Carolina University is committed to equality of educational opportunity and does not discriminate against applicants, students, or employees based on race, color, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, or disability.

East Carolina University supports the protections available to members of its community under all applicable federal laws, including Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; Section 799A and 845 of the Public Health Service Act; the Equal Pay Act; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975; the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended by the Rehabilitation Act Amendments of 1974; the Vietnam Era Veteran's Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974; the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1992; and Executive Order 11246 as amended by Executive Order 11375.

In compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1992, accommodations of the disabled extend to student programs, employment practices, elimination of physical barriers, and special assistance to disabled students and employees within the university.[1]

Disability Support Services see http://www.ecu.edu/dss/

The Office for Equity and Diversity provides leadership to the university's efforts to foster a welcoming and inclusive environment. The Office promotes equity in educational opportunity, programming, and employment and promotes an environment of diversity, respect, and inclusion for all members of the university community.

Profiles in Diversity Nomination Information

The College of Education Diversity Committee would like to announce its new Profiles in Diversity series. When choosing recipients for this honor, the Diversity Committee will consider a broad spectrum of nominees in order to recognize, highlight, and honor COE faculty and staff whose contributions: 

  • lead to new understandings of inequality
  • enrich the lives of historically underserved populations
  • advocate for and catalyze changes in oppressive social systems and structures, or
  • push us towards the realization of equity within schools and communities. 

Special attention will be given to faculty and staff whose identities and work may have been historically marginalized in society and mainstream educational research and practice.  

People interested in putting forth a nomination should submit the information requested below to any current member of the COE Diversity Committee. Self nominations are welcome. To nominate someone, submit in writing: 

  • The name of the nominee
  • The nominee's position in the COE
  • A brief statement of no more than 250 words explaining how the nominee's work and life exemplify a commitment to diversity, equity, and social justice.  

Once selected, recipients will respond to a questionnaire asking them more about their work and experiences so that their profile can be posted on the COE Diversity webpage and in the display case outside the Dean's office in Speight. Recipients will also be invited to participate in a panel discussion with other recipients at the end of the year.    

We look forward to your nominations!
COE Diversity Committee

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Dionna Manning and Sherry Tripp Honored at CREED Ceremony

On: 04 May 2016 10:00
East Carolina University has a yearly CREED recognition ceremony to honor one faculty member, one staff member, and three students in each of its four pillars of excellence: Integrity, Diversity, Responsibility, and Citizenship. We are proud to announce that two College of Education members were award recipients. In the area of Integrity, Mrs. Sherry Tripp […]

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Class of 2016 ECU 40 under 40 – College of Education

On: 03 May 2016 14:00
Dr. Kylie Dotson-Blake, Levy Brown and Shawn Moore, were recently named as members of the Class of 2016 ECU 40 Under 40. Dotson-Blake is an Associate Professor in the College of Education and Counselor Education Program Coordinator.  She received her BS in Health and Human Performance from East Carolina University in 2000 and her Masters […]

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Dr. Guili Zhang: Expert Panelist for AERA Annual conference

On: 18 Apr 2016 14:30
At the 2016 American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Conference held in Washington D. C, April 8-12, Dr. Guili Zhang presented as an expert panelist at the invited speaker session on teacher evaluation. The session was co-sponsored by Division D – Measurement and Research Methodology and Division K – Teaching and Teacher Education. Pictured above, […]

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Vasti Rodriguez nominated for Diane Kent-Parker First Year Teacher Award

On: 16 Feb 2016 13:57
Vasti Rodriquez, a 2015 MAT graduate in Special Education, is one of five new teachers across Wake County Schools who have been nominated for the First Year Teacher Award. The Wake County Public School System Diane Kent-Parker First Year Teacher Award recognizes outstanding first year beginning teachers in elementary, middle, high school and special education. Principals […]

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Collaboration between College of Allied Health and College of Education

On: 15 Feb 2016 20:27
In an interdisciplinary collaboration for research and community service, Drs. Lucía I. Méndez and Ken Luterbach have developed an iPad app to assist with bilingual vocabulary assessment. Dr. Méndez, Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders (College of Allied Health Sciences) is researching culturally and linguistically responsive approaches to academic vocabulary and literacy development […]

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