Rowan University Libraries have many resources that can assist you in incorporating aspects of diversity, equity, and inclusion into your teaching practices and potential research. These issues have recently led to position statements from the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) on Inclusivity and Diversity (rev. 2017) and Equity and Access (2017) and the College Music Society set Fostering Equity and Opportunity in Music as their common topic for 2019-2020.
Find more information about the university's commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion here. Here is the Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion's definition of these terms:
We commit to promoting and increasing diversity which is expressed in various forms, including race and ethnicity, gender and gender identity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, language, culture, marital status, national origin, religion, age, (dis)ability status and political perspective. As the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) so often points out, diversity should be talked about as “inclusive excellence,” for only when a campus is truly inclusive can it make a claim to excellence.
Equity is the guarantee of fair treatment, access, opportunity, and advancement for all students, faculty and staff, while identifying and eliminating barriers that prevent full participation of some groups. Equity-minded practices are created through:
We commit to working actively to challenge and respond to bias, harassment, and discrimination. We are committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and do not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status.
Inclusion is the active, intentional, and ongoing engagement with diversity—in people, in the curriculum, in the co-curriculum, and in communities (intellectual, social, cultural, geographical) with which individuals might connect—in ways that increase one’s awareness, content knowledge, cognitive sophistication, and empathic understanding of the complex ways individuals interact within systems and institutions. (AAC&U)
Here are some bibliographies of recent articles on music and DEI:
These pre-existing guides can help you navigate resources in various areas outside of music:
And here are links to the current music research guides: