Warner School Promotes Diversity in Education

The Warner School seeks to create and maintain a welcoming environment that represents the broadest spectrum of diversity among people and ideas. Supporting a policy of inclusiveness that reflects the communities we serve and the world in which we live, the Warner School has created a new diversity and inclusion statement that was constructed with the input from students, faculty, and staff. The new statement resides on the Warner Web at www.rochester.edu/warner/warnerataglance.com/diversity/html.


“Among the Warner School’s values are a commitment to promoting diversity, broadly defined, and being a welcoming and inclusive community that supports and fosters a valuable and effective learning community for everyone,” said Nancy Ares, Diversity and Inclusion committee chair and University of Rochester faculty diversity officer for the Warner School. “Diversity and inclusion are among the foremost issues facing education today. Advancing diversity within will not only benefit the Warner School community but also society at large as we continue to prepare leaders and agents of change to enter the education professions.”

The statement, which represents Warner’s ongoing, dynamic work around these issues, is a living document. Warner Diversity and Inclusion committee members—Nancy Ares, Donna Harris, Susan Hetherington, and Stephanie Waterman—are devoted to encouraging and fostering sustained, meaningful dialogue about the issues of diversity and inclusion. The Committee is presenting the Wednesday Lunch Hour, “Addressing Privilege,” on February 20, 2008 to continue these discussions.

For more information about diversity and inclusion at Warner, please contact Nancy Ares at nancy.ares@rochester.edu





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