February 19, 2021
The School of Education’s Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (OEDI) invites you to join us in our upcoming Latinx Student Affinity Group Open Dialogue discussions. There will be two discussion options to accommodate different schedules on Feb. 24 and Mar. 2 — you may sign up for one or both discussions.
February 16, 2021
As part of UW–Madison’s recognition of Black History Month, University Health Services (UHS) Mental Health Services will host a panel event next Monday, Feb. 22, titled “Beyond Resilience: A community conversation about the preservation, health, and strength of Black Men.” The panel will feature Chris Walker, a professor in the School of Education’s Dance Department, along with Dennis McLeod II, a behavioral health psychologist and assistant professor at Vanderbilt University.
February 10, 2021
As part of Black History Month, the School of Education is highlighting Black voices within the School. Following is a Q&A with Imani Barnes, the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Administrative Fellow for the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (OEDI). She's also a second-year PhD student with the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis.
February 3, 2021
In the next Real Talk for Real Change symposium on Feb. 25, local and national experts will lead participants in “The Power of Real Talk to Make Real Change,” to explore the art of engaging in real talk with key stakeholders through honest, genuine, tough conversations.
February 2, 2021
UW–Madison’s LaVar Charleston, the School of Education’s associate dean for equity, diversity, and inclusion, was named to Gov. Tony Evers’ Advisory Council on Equity and Inclusion. The council is designed to provide strategic guidance in developing a sustainable framework to promote and advance diversity, equity, and inclusion practices across Wisconsin state government.
January 29, 2021
Graduate students committed to tackling education opportunity gaps can apply for the Committed Scholars Program to earn their master’s in educational psychology with a concentration in the growing field of learning analytics. The Master of Science in Educational Psychology: Learning Analytics program empowers graduates to change teaching, learning and policy by harnessing vast amounts of educational data that will help guide decisions and improvements in education to bridge the equity gap.
January 12, 2021
Ida Balderrama-Trudell (she/her) is OEDI’s inaugural director of student engagement and will begin her role on Jan. 24, and Justin Brown (they/them) started Jan. 11 as equity, diversity, and inclusion program associate.
December 31, 2020
Madison365.com reported on the most recent Real Talk for Real Change symposium, "Advancing Hip-Hop as a Path Toward Equity,” which took place virtually on Nov. 19. The event was hosted by the School of Education’s office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion and office of Professional Learning and Community Education (PLACE).
December 21, 2020
What a year it has been! Since the onset of the pandemic in March 2020, we faced challenges that few could have envisioned. Despite 2020 being such a unique year, our School of Education has retained its sense of optimism — and a belief in big ideas.
December 2, 2020
Three finalists to become director of student engagement with the School of Education’s Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (OEDI) will be delivering public presentations via Zoom as part of the interview process Dec. 8-11. Each candidate will be giving a 30-minute presentation about their fit within OEDI, and then will take questions for 15 minutes.