Share Our Journey

This is not a policy. This is not a goal. This is a journey.

Inclusion featuring Critical Conversations is a College of Charleston initiative emanating from the new strategic plan and its stated intention to “advance our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.”

The College has many on-going efforts to address both historical and current social, economic, political and cultural issues and Critical Conversations is intended both to highlight these existing efforts and to feature some new campus-wide initiatives including the launch of DiversityEDU training for faculty and staff,  the creation of an archive of electronic resources to facilitate productive, discourse about current issues both inside and outside of the classroom, and special events that will take place during the 2020-21 academic year. The series will include panel discussions, invited lectures by campus experts and local and nationally-known figures, and will be designed to include campus-wide discussions about recent events including the COVID-19 pandemic and its consequences.

Over the next year, we will share our journey.
  • 10,000 students enrolled in DiversityEDU (as of September 2020)
  • 2,000 employees enrolled in DiversityEDU (as of October 2020)
  • 30+ Critical Conversations featuring interactive sessions, 2020-2021
  • CofC Launches Critical Conversations (Fall 2020)
  • Honors Students establish a Critical Conversation "Series on Race" (July 2020)
  • Discovering our Past: College of Charleston Histories debues (Summer 2020)
  • 150+ students, faculty, staff, and alumni joined our first two live online conversations
  • Faculty who specialize in diversity, equity, inclusion and trauma-informed teaching curate and share resources with entire campus
  • Faculty and staff complete CofC LinkedIn Learning's Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging professional development courses
  • CofC Libraries expands resources for faculty- unlimited user e-books for students on race, equity, and inclusion
  • General Education courses highlighting the theme of Diversity and Inclusion offered for the third year
  • The 'Black Lives' Signature Series launches September 2021

Messages from President Hsu

President Hsu Vows to Address Racial Inequalities at CofC
CofC Campus Leadership Statement on Recent Violent Acts
CofC Remains Focused on Efforts to Improve Diversity, Inclusion

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