In an institution as diverse and driven as the School of Arts and Sciences, multiple charges are carried out continuously: teach the masterpieces of world literature, build and maintain state-of-the-art facilities for laboratory sciences, introduce new research techniques and tools, and discuss the critical issues facing our communities. The School fosters a culture in which outstanding teaching, boundary-breaking research, and engagement with the broader world are all interconnected.
The commitment to outstanding teaching by educators in Arts and Sciences and the excellence of our departments and programs—from the natural and mathematical sciences to social sciences and the humanities—provide students with the knowledge and skills they need to reach their highest potential in a globalized world, challenging in its shifting economies and competing political interests.
Through the Office of Undergraduate Education, the school provides support, training, and spaces for discussion of teaching for all educators across the school. Many of these initiatives also support the efforts to promote equity and build an inclusive academy.
Support for Arts and Sciences Educators
Teaching and Learning Team
The SAS Office of Undergraduate Teaching and Learning Team supports excellent, scholarly, inclusive teaching in the School of Arts and Sciences. We cultivate a community of educators within SAS and across Rutgers. Various programs run by this team encompass the concerns of DEI.
Voices of Diversity
"Voices of Diversity: Rutgers Student Stories" is a student panel discussion series designed by a Student Advisory Board of SAS students for an audience of instructors. This student-focused initiative lets the students of SAS shape panel themes and topics, recruit student panelists, and participate as panelists and help evaluate the success of the series. This series creates a place for Rutgers students to share their unique experiences and identities with faculty and a place for Rutgers faculty to learn about their students’ diverse perspectives and experiences.
Learn more about the Teaching and Learning Programming
Scholarship and Research
Scholars across the School of Arts and Sciences are engaged in ground-breaking research to improve and enrich our lives. From breakthroughs in genetics that led to fighting the pandemic to the research of historians uncovering the ways Rutgers history is intertwined with the history of enslavement in New Jersey, our scholars are addressing the most pressing issues of the day. The issues of social justice--access, equity, and inclusion--are among those topics from the work of scholars in psychology to advocates for disability justice, our scholar-teachers are actively pursuing a more equitable world.
CASE Social Justice Bibliography
The CASE Social Justice Bibliography highlights some of the exemplary scholarship related to issues of diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice conducted by scholars in the School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers-New Brunswick. The selections were submitted by the authors in response to an open call for contributions. Scholars were asked to submit works that would be accessible to a broad range of readers and represent just a small glimpse into the rich work that scholars within SAS regularly contribute to these areas of study. Please note that these contributions represent the work and viewpoints of individual scholars and the expertise that comes out of their respective disciplines. Some of these works may contain arguments or images that might present perspectives counter to your own, or topics that may be challenging to encounter. We hope this list spurs increased interest in and conversations about this body of social justice-related scholarship and the broader discussions it both reflects and furthers.