This paper describes a comprehensive initiative intended to increase multicultural education and the amount of ethnic diversity among college of education faculty and undergraduate teacher education students at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). The paper details six components of the on-going initiative: 1) staff development: to enhance the sensitivity of college of education faculty regarding cultural issues, 2) a minority mentoring program: to provide a stronger support system for under-represented populations enrolled in the teacher education program, 3) the multicultural education project (MCE): a collaborative effort with the public school district in multicultural education, 4) the College of Education Diversity Committee, 5) the Provost's Commission on Teacher Preparation and the conceptual framework it produced for changing demographics, entitled "Preparing Reflective Teachers for Diverse Urban Populations," and (6) the President's Task Force on Campus Culture, Equity, and Environment.
Troutman, Porter L. Jr.
"Enhancing Multicultural Education Through Higher Education Initiatives,"
Trotter Review: Vol. 11
, Article 12.
Available at: http://scholarworks.umb.edu/trotter_review/vol11/iss1/12