Texas Tech Hosts Race, Ethnicity and Community Engagement Conference

College of Education spotlights diversity issues to national audience.

Texas Tech University’s College of Education will host Race, Ethnicity and Community Engagement in Higher Education, a national conference, Oct. 17-20 at the Overton Hotel. Registration runs through Oct. 8. The conference explores the relationship between race, ethnicity and the variety of partnerships that flourish in educational institutions and their diverse communities through service learning courses, community-based research projects and student-led multi-curricular activities. “This conference is ideal for anyone who is concerned about the relationship between town and gown and citizens of color,” said Colette Taylor, assistant professor in the college’s higher education program. The goal is to extend the discussion to a broader scope of race and ethnicity and invites a broad range of participants to define an emerging area at the intersection of cultural identity, diversity issues, experiential education and higher education studies. The conference features nationally renowned scholars of community engagement and service learning. In addition to the College of Education, sponsors for this conference are the Texas Tech Division of Institutional Diversity, Equity & Community Engagement and Service Learning and University College, as well as the University of Florida, Connecticut College, Rowan University and West Texas NAME . CONTACT: Colette M. Taylor, assistant professor, College of Education, Texas Tech University, (806) 742-1997 ext. 266 or colette.taylor@ttu.edu.