Academic Center for Equity and Inclusion
Who we are...
The Academic Center for Equity and Inclusion (or “Academic Center”) organizes scholarly and pedagogical activities that advance St. John's University's commitment to an inclusive and equitable University community. The Academic Center exists to foster personal and institutional accountability for the University’s mission of “respect for the rights of every person” and advancement of the global common good. Thus, we aim to repair damage caused by social injustices and oppose all forms of oppression that harm our community, based upon race, ethnicity, class, gender, sexual orientation, language, ability, political status, partisan affiliation, or religious membership.
What we do...
As an "Academic Center," we organize and catalyze the following scholarly and pedagogical activities:
- Research and Publication. Assist and advise academic units in their support of faculty research and scholarship on equity and inclusion topics.
- Literacy and Pedagogy. Support and facilitate opportunities to develop equity literacy, inclusive curriculum, and anti-oppression pedagogies.
- Institutional Accountability and Recognition. Advise those who monitor academic units’ efforts to implement equity and inclusion plans, and advocate for recognition of faculty who cultivate campus equity and inclusion programming.
- Collaborative Learning. Nurture and expand University spaces for collaborative critical inquiry, co-curricular engagement, and community partnership regarding equity and inclusion.