University of Texas at AustinDivision of Diversity and Community Engagement

Community

“Being in conversation with one another was a great way to help us be in community and begin this journey together.” DEI session participant

Dr. Mark Gooden and Dr. Betty Jeanne Taylor facilitate a session for Austin Independent School District administrators

Dr. Mark Gooden and Dr. Betty Jeanne Taylor facilitate a session for Austin Independent School District administrators

Community Programs and Partnerships: Austin Independent School District

DEI provided diversity training for AISD central office staff members through two daylong programs designed through a collaborative partnership between DEI and AISD’s Cultural Proficiency and Inclusiveness Office. Administrators explored social identities, intersections and connections to oppression and privilege. Beginning in Spring 2012, DEI entered into a partnership with the UT Principalship Program in the College of Education and facilitated twenty 4-hour trainings for over 500 AISD staff members, as part of the AISD central office’s process of becoming a No Place for Hate® campus through the Anti-Defamation League (ADL). Data were collected throughout the process and research findings were presented at the 2012 Critical Race Studies in Education Association (CRSEA) conference in New York.

“The level of expertise and focus on research is exactly what we searched for in a higher education partner in this work.  DEI has provided our district leaders with a great foundation for being self-aware about the decisions they make for our students.” Angela Ward, Cultural Proficiency and Inclusiveness, Austin Independent School District (AISD)

Recent Community Programs

Anti-Defamation League

-Educators Breakfast

-Summer Educators Institute

Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

-New Student Orientation

Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors

-Inter/National Professional Association Webinar

Pflugerville Independent School District (PISD)

-Staff Development for School Counselors

-No Place for Hate® Central Office Staff Development Series

-Conference for Equity and Social Justice in Education