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Nondiscrimation Policy
The School of Education has a standard policy that affects student teaching and educational placement.  It states:

Discrimination refers to the exclusion of a teacher or a prospective teacher from any position, assignment, or learning opportunity on the basis of any of the following criteria: race, color, minor variations in accent or dialect, religion, sex, national or social origin, economic condition of birth, age, handicap, or any other criterion not directly related to ability as a teacher.

The central characteristic of discrimination rests in its denial of an objective judgment of individual worth by assigning, deliberately or unintentionally, a stereotyped status to an individual. It thus introduces criteria that are not relevant to confirmable professional judgment of the quality of an individuals performance.

Any complaint related to this policy should be called to the attention of the Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs in the School of Education.