The Antiracism Institute for Teaching and Research (Antiracism Institute) is a faculty-led initiative that supports antiracist projects to challenge racism on individual and institutional levels and contribute to systemic change at St. Cloud State University and in higher education across the country. In addition, the Antiracism Institute works collaboratively with the Minnesota State System initiatives and other higher education and K-12 institutions in Minnesota and across the country to promote antiracist work.
St. Cloud State is prioritizing diversity, equity, and inclusion in the It’s Time framework. The creation of the Antiracism Institute demonstrates St. Cloud State’s commitment to invest in new and innovative antiracist projects intentionally designed to adapt to changing contexts and counter the ever-evolving manifestations of racism. Faculty involved in the Antiracism Institute facilitate conversations and projects so that antiracism is integrated throughout the institution and its policies and practices. The Antiracism Institute collaborates with the campus and broader community to generate projects that can lead to racial equity for St. Cloud State, other educational entities, and the broader community.
The Antiracism Institute, while faculty-led, will collaborate with students, staff, faculty, administrators and broader community who are committed to engaging in antiracist teaching, learning, research and social change.
Students will benefit from living and learning in an institution that is actively working to be antiracist in its policies and practice. Whatever discipline they are in, students will learn to be responsible and ethical researchers that empower marginalized communities. The Antiracism Institute will support opportunities for students to participate in community responsive research to identify barriers that create academic equity gaps, therefore making changes within St. Cloud State, while also learning how to do antiracist research. Students will benefit from courses taught by faculty who are committed to antiracism.
The Antiracism Institute will provide faculty support for their ongoing antiracist projects and new initiatives. Faculty will benefit from collaborating with a community of antiracist educators across disciplines who are engaged in antiracist teaching and research.
Staff and administrators in various campus divisions will benefit from professional development opportunities and collaboration in antiracist projects facilitated by the Antiracism Institute.
The Antiracism Institute is in the process of establishing additional opportunities to enhance existing efforts and develop new, innovative and transformative approaches to systemic change.
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