Economic Inequality Initiative at Stockton University
Stockton University (N.J.) is one of 30 ADP and TDC campuses engaged in our joint Economic Inequality Initiative. Learn more about their emerging work and check out their blog!
By Carra Leah Hood, Assistant Provost for Programs and Planning and Associate Professor of Writing, Stockton University (N.J.)
The Economic Inequality Initiative Stockton Team includes faculty, professional staff, administrators, and students and has representation from all academic Schools. Creating a collaboratively-authored blog is one of the Team’s initial steps to communicate and to educate broadly about economic inequality. The blog “Economic Inequality Initiative at Stockton University” contains resources and posts on a diversity of topics related to economic and other forms of inequality.
In addition to maintaining the blog, the Stockton Team is in the process of composing a survey that it will administer across the campus in the fall 2015 and re-administer during the three-year period of the Economic Inequality Initiative to gauge the effectiveness of the Team’s efforts.
Finally, the members of the Stockton Team have taken on particular projects, among them:
- working with teachers of first year seminars to suggest ways to incorporate economic inequality themes into their courses
- facilitating a peer food bank for students
- applying for internal funding to support the development of a web-based resource page
- considering inviting relevant speakers to the campus.
One Team member is working with Stockton faculty and administrators to increase recruitment and retention of women and other underrepresented groups in STEM majors.
In the future, the Stockton Team plans to create means for the campus and the community to share ideas and approaches to advocacy, to design educational materials, and to open up opportunities for ongoing interventions.