Led by Dr. Percival Matthews, the Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion provides leadership to faculty, staff, and students in developing and implementing strategic initiatives that promote the School of Education and UW–Madison’s mission for diversity, equity, and inclusion.
FOR INCLUSIVE EXCELLENCE
THE FABRIC OF THE COMMUNITY
Our Commitment and Values
The University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Education seeks to promote equity, diversity and inclusion by reducing barriers to access, increasing the demographic diversity of our faculty, staff and students, and encouraging scholarship, teaching and service that embraces and engages the full measure of the diversity of our society. The School of Education recognizes that our desire to be an anti-racist, unbiased and inclusive academic community is ongoing and involves shared commitment, responsibility, action and accountability. We believe that diversity, equity, inclusion, and inclusive excellence, the four essential pillars of our approach to generating positive and lasting change, build upon our scholarship and the School’s reputation as a leading educational institution.
Training and Professional Development
Our curricula and approach to training and development are tailored to the needs of the audience and seek to highlight practical and applied understandings of relevant EDI topics. Training and development opportunities are intended to reflect the School’s commitment to inclusive excellence and skill-building to support a culture of learning. OEDI aims to honor the expertise and knowledge participants bring to training opportunities as well as to support all members of the School of Education in their continued development toward their EDI goals and aspirations.
Key School of Education Initiatives
Ed-GRS is a community of graduate students from diverse socio-economic and cultural backgrounds receiving the Advanced Opportunity Fellowship in the School of Education. Ed-GRS offers students a support network of peers and assists students in becoming members of a supportive community of UW–Madison graduate students, faculty and staff.
The mission of WCER Fellows is to contribute to the diversity of scholarly leaders in the professorate and other research professions.
The Summer Education Research Program (SERP) is sponsored by the School of Education and the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Graduate School. The program provides underrepresented undergraduate students interested in pursuing graduate studies in the academic fields within the School of Education a valuable opportunity to engage in independent research guided by a faculty mentor.
The School of Education’s Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee (EDIC) promotes the goals of equity, diversity, and inclusion by considering and making recommendations that promote an equitable and inclusive culture within the School.
Explore related initiatives that help make UW-Madison and our School of Education a more equitable, diverse, and inclusive community.
Precollege Excellence in Education Program (PEEP)
For information related to PEEP, please contact Ida Balderrama-Trudell.
Diversity & Inclusion News & Events
Humans have called this place home for 12,000 years and counting. Today, the University of Wisconsin–Madison rests in the ancestral land of the Ho-Chunk Nation, the People of the Big Voice, who have called this place Teejop (day-JOPE) for time immemorial. We as a university community continue to create and build upon our partnerships with the 12 First Nations of Wisconsin. We as a state university respect the inherent sovereignty and unique legal status, as affirmed and set forth in state and federal law, of the First Nations of Wisconsin.