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Tuesday, March 23, 2021

The Samuel DeWitt Proctor Institute for Leadership, Equity, and Justice (Proctor Institute) is proud to announce the second report of our three-part “Year of Leadership” Series. Co-sponsored by brightspot strategy, this second report entitled, “Presidents and their Strategies to Build Partnerships at HBCUs,” was developed by Zachary C. Brown of Purdue University, Janelle L. Williams of Rutgers University, and Levon T. Esters of Purdue University. They emphasize the importance of successful partnerships between Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and other institutions, industries, and community partners. 

Friday, March 19, 2021

Rutgers University’s Center for Minority Serving Institutions and the Samuel Dewitt Proctor Institute for Leadership,  Equity, and Justice in which it is housed are pleased to announce that they will be collaborating with the U.S. Department of State and its Fulbright Program to amplify and extend the Fulbright Program’s focus on diversity and inclusion. 

Thursday, February 25, 2021

The Samuel DeWitt Proctor Institute for Leadership, Equity, and Justice is proud to announce the release of a new report that explores the current racial climate in the United States and its historical context. In an effort to create meaningful discussions on issues related to the injustices that Black communities face, the Proctor Institute sponsored two panel discussions in June 2020 that addressed racism, Whiteness, and privilege in the current socio-political climate.

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

This report focuses on how ‘Sense of Belonging’ influences the identity development of queer Latinx students at Predominantly White Institutions (PWIs). The goals for this exploratory work were to conduct a qualitative study to better understand the experiences of queer Latinx students and to engage in transformative research that is not defined by the confines of traditional social science research.

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Partnering with Karen Gross, an advisor and consultant to non-profit schools, organizations, and governments, the Samuel DeWitt Proctor Institute for Leadership, Equity, and Justice (Proctor Institute) is proud to present “Trauma is An Invisible Backpack: How That Backpack Affects Students, Educators, and Communities.”

Thursday, October 8, 2020

Join us on October 15 at 6 PM EDT for a panel discussion that features visual artists and arts educators/administrators whose diverse perspectives significantly contribute to the contemporary landscape.

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Join us on October 29 at 7 PM as author Eileen Sanchez and Michael Hicks discuss Freedom Lessons, the book marking the anniversary of the desegregation of schools in Louisiana known as "The Crossover." This event is co-sponsored with the Rutgers University Graduate School of Education Alumni Association (GSEAA).

Thursday, September 24, 2020

The Samuel DeWitt Proctor Institute for Leadership, Equity and Justice will host a series of workshops that will offer best practices on making scholarship more accessible to the general public. Each session will focus on a different method to extend the reach of your research.

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

The Samuel DeWitt Proctor Institute for Leadership, Equity, and Justice (Proctor Institute) is proud to announce the release of a new report that discusses the implications of dual-career hiring for the professoriate and shares findings from a study that explored the recruitment and career experiences of faculty couples.

Thursday, June 18, 2020

In an effort to create meaningful discussions on issues related to the injustices that Black communities face, the Samuel DeWitt Proctor Institute for Leadership, Justice, and Equity will sponsor two panel discussions that address and delve into racism, Whiteness, and privilege in the current socio-political climate. Moderated by Visiting Scholar, Tammy Smithers, this discussion will examine the impact of marginalization and criminalization of Black bodies and highlight the role of implicit bias and White fragility in systematically upholding policies that disproportionately have an impact on African Americans.

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