Campus Diversity Project
Educating the Educated
ABOUT US: Our program, “Educating the Educated: A University-Wide Language Diversity Initiative,” is establishing a comprehensive approach to the issue of language diversity on campus. The model is a collaborative effort by members of CHASS, DASA, and College of Education led by Drs. Stephany Dunstan, Walt Wolfram, Audrey Jaeger and Danica Cullinan. Additionally, the Educating the Educated plan has established a student ambassador program that involves the mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students actively engaged in peer diversity education through a program that enriches students’ learning experiences, enhancing peer diversity education on campus, and which facilitates the sustainability of the Educating the Educated program.
Ideally, through this initiative every student, faculty and staff member who comes to NC State will be exposed to dialect diversity education and gain some understanding of its value. We believe that by highlighting this often-unrecognized type of diversity in a systematic way, we can make NC State a more inclusive linguistic environment for all of its constituents and expose issues of language-based stratification and inequality in systematic and comprehensive ways.
A heartfelt thank-you to all students, faculty, and staff who participated in this vignette!
How to contact us: If you are interested in learning more about language diversity, would like us to facilitate a language diversity workshop, or to provide you with resources tailored specifically to your department/unit, please contact any of the co-directors listed above via phone or email. We have resources to accommodate any and all campus groups- students, faculty, staff and public outreach!