CWE Divisional Committee on Inclusive Excellence
The Department of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences at the City College Center for Worker Education (CWE) works in conjunction with the President’s Council on Inclusive Excellence to incorporate “the full diversity of backgrounds, traditions, and experience of faculty staff, and students in realizing the goal of an inclusive community that values excellence in scholarship, creative arts, teaching and learning and student development.” These aims are given special attention due to CWE’s historic mission of establishing relationships with labor unions, community-based organizations, city agencies, and employers in both the non-profit and private sectors who share this educational mission. CWE’s Committee on Inclusive Excellence also seeks to implement the President’s mission to “encourage inclusiveness in hiring: fairness in faculty retention, tenure, and promotion; and provision of equal opportunity for all faculty and staff to use, on their merits, to leadership positions.”
The Committee on Inclusive Excellence of the Division of Interdisciplinary Studies at the Center for Worker Education invites you to join us for two virtual events to celebrate Black History Month 2022:
Cyrus McQueen, Tweeting Truth to Power: Thursday, February 17 @ 6pm
Eve L. Ewing, Interview and Discussion: Monday, February 28 @ 6pm
Please see the attached flyer for more info and share with your students and colleagues. Both events free and open to the public.
Cyrus McQueen, Tweeting Truth to Power
Thursday, February 17, 2022, 6-7:30pm (Zoom)
We will kick off our Black History Month celebration with Cyrus McQueen, comedian, cultural critic,
and author of Tweeting Truth to Power: Chronicling Our Caustic Politics, Crazed Times, and the Great Black and White Divide
Please register for zoom event HERE :
Eve L. Ewing, Interview and Discussion
Monday, February 28, 2022, 6-7:30pm (Zoom)
We will continue our Black History Month celebration with an interview and discussion with poet and sociologist Eve L. Ewing. Her research is focused on racism, social inequality, and urban policy, and the impact of these forces on American public schools and the lives of young people. She is a prolific writer across multiple genres and will join us to discuss Ghosts in the Schoolyard: Racism & School Closings on Chicago's South Side; her poetry collection, 1919; her children’s book, Maya and the Robot; and her work for Marvel Comics (see https://eveewing.com/).
Please register for zoom event HERE.
DCIE Mission Statement
“The President's Council on Inclusion and Excellence serves to enhance the City College of New York’s ability to incorporate the full diversity of backgrounds, traditions, and experiences of faculty, staff, and students in realizing the goal of an inclusive community that values excellence in scholarship, creative arts, teaching and learning, and student development. To accomplish this, the Council analyzes current trends and concerns related to inclusion in all areas of the College and, based on these analyses, provides need-based recommendations to the President that promote inclusive excellence. These recommendations focus on encouraging inclusiveness in hiring; fairness in faculty retention, tenure, and promotion; and provision of equal opportunity for all faculty and staff to rise, on their merits, to leadership positions. The council also makes recommendations that promote an understanding of how inclusion and participation of the diverse groups within the College community fosters excellence. It further works to encourage a culturally rich and cohesive environment that nourishes student retention and academic success.”
-Mission Statement, President’s Council on Inclusion and Excellence
The Divisional Committee on Inclusive Excellence's “Be Your Best Self” campaign places a public spotlight on students and alumni from diverse backgrounds who are achieving great things, improving their lives and contributing to their communities. Every year, we unveil a new crop of posters at the new student orientation to show our students the promise and possibility involved with embarking on their journey here at CCNY. The “Be Your Best Self” campaign simply highlights some of these outstanding stories from the Center for Worker Education.
Last Updated: 02/03/2022 12:00