Announcing ACSR Virtual Business Meeting
In keeping with the 2021 Annual Meeting theme of Resisting Hate, Restoring Hope: Engaging in Courageous Action, this year’s ACSR Business meeting will focus on the subject of promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in the teaching profession. The meeting will take place on March 19, 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. ET.
During last year’s State Leadership Institute (SLI), Michael Dantley, AACTE board member and former dean of the College of Education at Miami University, led a spirited discussion and workshop based on the anti-racism work of Robin DiAngelo, 2020 AACTE Conference keynote speaker. Her book, White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism has played a prominent role in the national conversation regarding the history and influence of race and racism in America since its publication in 2018. Dantley’s SLI session entitled, “White Fragility” Combating Racism Together,” was an energetic and engaging exploration of the concepts in the book, from the perspective of educators. The session was followed by a panel led by Penny McPherson-Myers of Rowan University, entitled “Structures and Strategies for Addressing Racial Matters on College Campuses.” This year’s ACSR Business Meeting will continue this important discussion with a focus on the DEI work of our members.
The ACSR Executive Committee has organized a panel of state chapter leaders to share examples of the DEI work they and other state chapters have been engaged in this past year. In addition to the regular opportunity for fellowship and the sharing of ideas and best practices, this year’s meeting will feature presentations and updates on major AACTE initiatives recently unveiled by the national office, including the new membership drive and the new AACTE Connect360 online community platform. There will also be a discussion about the association’s public position regarding NCTQ.
The ACSR business meeting is open to all AACTE members. Please register in advance.