Introduction to Practicing Antiracism: A Guide for White People and Non-Black People of Color (Produced by the Antiracism Advocates)
Docu-Story TCNJ: This documentary project explores the stories of the lived experiences of students at The College of New Jersey (A joint project between Student Affairs and The Center for Teaching and Learning).
Advising and Teaching Resources
HSS Overload Process for Advising: There is no maximum limit to the number of overload semesters in HSS. Please see the advising website for the new process that directs students to complete an interest form as the first step in the process. Students do not approach Department Chairs first for signatures.
Student Feedback Items: The Committee has developed Student Feedback classroom racial and cultural climate items. All HSS faculty have access to these questions in an item bank within Evaluation Kit. Please watch this 2 minute video that demonstrates how to access the items in the item bank and here are instructions for how to attach the questions to a course: Attaching Questions to Classes.
HSS Anti-Racism Advocates
The HSS Anti-Racism Advocates are a group that was formed in Fall 2020 by the faculty subcommittee of the HSS Anti-Racism Task Force to “be responsible for supporting anti-racist efforts in departments (in terms of hiring, curriculum, and climate) and holding others accountable for racist behaviors (e.g., assisting in reporting related to TCNJ’s Policy Prohibiting Discrimination in the Workplace/Educational Environment).” The group has committed itself to speak up publicly against racism at TCNJ, to advocate for policies, procedures, and practices that challenge racism at the College, to support BIPoC faculty, students, and staff at TCNJ, to ground their efforts in ongoing self-education about racism, white supremacy, and their own complicity, and to offer assistance and support to those who experience a racist incident on campus or beyond. If you’re interested in joining us in this work, please email Glenn Steinberg (email@example.com).
The following faculty have participated in this group:
Patricia Becker, Janet Gray, Lisa Grimm, Joanna Herres, Isabel Kentengian, Margaret Martinetti, Nicholas Toloudis, Glenn Steinberg, Ann Warner Ault, Shaun Wiley
This group supports the work of the Anti-Black Racism Committee. In 2020-2021, the advocates organized small-group conversations for HSS faculty to discuss the optional racial climate questions made available to HSS faculty through a question bank in Evaluation Kit, and received training on advising students in the Student Conduct process with a particular focus on bias cases that involve HSS students. Members also produced an excellent resource: Introduction to Practicing Antiracism: A Guide for White People and Non-Black People of Color
As one activity during the 2021-2022 Academic Year, the Anti-Racism advocates are holding book discussions. We have scheduled discussions for three of the books:
- The Vanishing Half: A Novel by Brit Bennett on October 26, 12:30-1:50pm, facilitated by Ann Warner-Ault (firstname.lastname@example.org),
- From Equity Talk to Equity Walk: Expanding Practitioner Knowledge for Racial Justice in Higher Education by Tia Brown McNair, Estela Mara Bensimon, and Lindsey Malcom-Piqueux on October 27 at 11 am, facilitated by Lisa Grimm (email@example.com) and Janet Gray (firstname.lastname@example.org), and
- How to Be an Antiracistby Ibram X. Kendi on January 19, 2022, at 1pm, facilitated by Joanna Herres (email@example.com).
- So You Want To Talk about Race by Ijeoma Oluo on March 30 at 1pm, led by Joanna Herres (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Nice White Ladies by Jessie Daniels on April 12 at 4pm, led by Marla Jaksch (email@example.com). (The author, Jessie Daniels, will herself be joining this discussion.)
Please reach out to any of the facilitators to be added to the session.
Additionally, the HSS Anti-Racism Advocates seek to elevate and celebrate the accomplishments and stories of our BIPOC students, faculty, and staff by collecting those accomplishments and supporting the submission of content for display on TCNJ Today and other websites, including the HSS Antiracism webspace. Submitting an accomplishment is simple! Please just complete the Google Form to submit a brief description of the accomplishment and we will work to request that the story be shared with a wider audience: HSS Anti-Racism Advocates TCNJ Today Form.
Discrimination and Harassment Reporting
As explained on the Office of General Counsel’s website, TCNJ policies and procedures prohibit any discrimination or harassment for any of the following protected categories:
Atypical Hereditary Cellular or Blood Trait
Domestic Partnership Status
|Gender Identity or Expression
Liability for Military Service
Marital /Civil Union Status
Sex/Gender (including pregnancy)
Retaliation (for having filed a discrimination complaint, participating in a complaint investigation, or for opposing a discriminatory practice)
- Please click here to find information on how to report Discrimination or Harassment. TCNJ employees generally report to the Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) / Affirmative Action (AA) Officer. Students may also report to a Dean or the Provost.
- Here is the process document explaining the procedures related to complaints alleging discrimination: Procedures for Internal Complaints Alleging Discrimination in the Workplace/Educational Environment. This document details other possible ways of reporting, the investigation process, and the resolution process.
- Here is the policy document: Policy prohibiting discrimination in the Workplace/Educational Environment