Diversity, Inclusion and Cultural Awareness

Kendra Jason, Vaughn Schmutz, Honoré Missihoun, Michelle Pass, Tina Katsanos

Abstract


This chapter informs faculty on the purpose and use of diversity initiatives on UNC Charlotte’s campus. As North Carolina’s urban research university, UNCC is accessible and affordable and attracts students from all social backgrounds. We promote a learning environment that contributes to the understanding of inclusion and equity in society. UNCC is committed to diversity and is purposeful in the recruitment, retention, and support of minority faculty, students, and staff. Faculty are strongly encouraged to acknowledge the cultural, social, and economic diversity and disparities present in our multicultural classrooms. We address the unique challenges and issues that minority students face and provide faculty with pedagogical approaches and campus resources to address those challenges to foster student success.

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