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Diversity Initiative Strategic Targets

School of Education Statement on Diversity and Equity:
Diversity is an integral part of the University Of Kansas School Of Education’s commitment to excellence. The faculty, staff, and students of the School of Education value inclusiveness and equal opportunity for diverse learners and an environment of mutual respect for all members of our community. We believe that all students benefit from training and experiences that will help them to learn, lead, and serve in an increasingly diverse society.

  1. Enhance the School of Education student/faculty/staff awareness of diversity and equity;
  2. Promote a climate that respects and celebrates diversity;
  3. Increase diversity of the School of Education undergraduate and graduate students;
  4. Increase diversity of the School of Education faculty and staff;
  5. Enhance diversity and equity related curricular offerings in the School of Education;
  6. Promote research related to diversity and equity.

10th among public universities for its master’s and doctoral programs
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#1 public program in nation for special education
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Assists public schools and other partners in all 105 Kansas counties
$938,377 in scholarship funds awarded to 420+ students
Research expenditures of $36,804,773 for 2011-12
Research from KU’s largest grant, the $24.5 million SWIFT project, assists educators, children, and families across the United States
The award-winning special education faculty published 140 refereed articles, 11 books, and 60 chapters in 2015-16
Students with intellectual disabilities are participating in KU undergraduate programs through a grant-funded KU special education program
Researchers on a $3.5 million grant are collecting data on an innovative reading program designed to teach reading to students with the most significant disabilities in seven Kansas school districts
One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
Nearly $290 million in financial aid annually
44 nationally ranked graduate programs.
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