MESSAGE FROM DEAN KEN MONTGOMERY
Our Faculty of Education mission is centered upon fidelity to social justice and equity, while our diverse and dedicated team of faculty and staff share broad commitments to student success, to research excellence, and to community engagement.
Our faculty, staff, and students together aim to foster the conditions in which children, youth, and life-long learners in diverse educational contexts can thrive and contribute to a thriving planet. To ensure that all children and adult learners have a gateway to opportunity and to speak back to those voices who would conspire to fracture the planet with hatred, discrimination, and violence, it is our collective responsibility within a Faculty of Education to promote the development of educators who actively seek a better world, particularly for the most vulnerable, and toward the direction of justice, inclusivity, equity, and human rights.
To fulfill such hopeful promise, we are collectively inspired by a diversity of approaches, pedagogies, methodologies, and theoretical frameworks. We draw both strength and wisdom from the intersections and spaces between the sciences, the liberal arts, professional programs, and creative expression.
There are many points of convergence between the overarching priorities of this Faculty of Education and the University of Windsor’s recent campaign to be recognized as a place of pride that promises to elevate human thought, creativity, and hope. I invite you to consider making a gift to the Faculty of Education to fund a student scholarship, establish an endowed chair, enhance learning technologies and facilities, foster graduate or undergraduate research, or to support the addition of additional and/or new space for the Faculty of Education. Please feel free to contact us for a tour of our faculty and to learn more about how your charitable donations will impact future educators.
Support for innovative curricular planning and development including: service learning co-ordination involving community outreach and field placement development; incubating innovative research and community-based initiatives that focus on the needs of local and global communities; broadening the base of experiential learning opportunities available to students; preparing students to participate, teach, and learn in a networked and digital world; enhancing curriculum pertaining to mental health, environmental sustainability, and Indigenous education.
Creating and supporting research mentorships; developing tangible support for grant writing and scholarship possibilities; disseminating faculty research in intentional and sustained ways; working to transcend narrow understandings of what constitutes both research and research impact; establishing endowed research chair position.
Establishing or expanding community-based degree/diploma programs and partnerships; working with school divisions to support new teachers; enhancing international exchange, volunteer, and service learning opportunities; expanding entrepreneurial learning initiatives; developing a cohesive and comprehensive digital and social media presence for the Faculty; supporting the creation of educational forums, workshops, special lectures that position the Faculty of Education as a reputable resource for informed educational thought, policy, and practice.
Equipment and Space
Technological, equipment, and resource material improvements for our classrooms; modernizing student study spaces; and developing faculty collaborative research space; expansion to building to accommodate rising enrolments and to facilitate commitments to student success, research excellence, and communities; establishment of onsite teaching facility wherein elementary and secondary students are taught on campus and in our building by our teacher candidates under the supervision of OCT teachers and our faculty.
Scholarships and Endowments
Merit-based scholarships and bursaries for students with financial need at both pre-service and graduate levels; funding to further enhance our international field placements/learning opportunities; endowed research chair in support of key area such, but not limited to, mental health, environmental sustainability, or Indigenous education.