Diversity in education and specifically curriculum & pedagogy is a complex topic, but offers the potential to increase the quality and relevance our educational experience, as well as to improve what we make as artists and designers. This page is an information resource for our discussion about diversity at Art Center.
Diversity has long been an important issue in higher education, and has evolved from the basic issue of representation among students, faculty, administration, and trustees to encompass broader educational contexts including community, student life, curriculum and pedagogy. Art Center needs to more formally address issues of diversity both in awareness and discussion, as well as in specific policies and goals. According to the recent WASC accreditation report:
“It is recommended that diversity as a framework for educational excellence become an authentic institutional focus with resources and leadership for study, reflection, and strategy.”
As part of the curriculum & pedagogy group’s work, we hope to bring in an educational diversity expert to help us and the school understand the issues and opportunities.