Dealing with Difference Institute

Institute for Social Justice Pedagogies Goals  

  • To provide faculty, staff, and students with the tools to integrate cultural information and insights into their curriculum and classroom practice, co-curricular activities, administrative work, and student involvement
  • To raise awareness of the role of education in promoting social equity and responsibility
  • To promote Western Illinois University's goals of diversity, equity, and social justice
  • To promote and deepen understanding of diverse cultural traditions, values, and perspectives to insure effective communication and interaction among all of Western's constituents through a variety of programs and other assistance
  • To suggest ways to implement cultural diversity initiatives within each person's spheres of influence