Dr. Boatamo Mosupyoe
Director of Cooper-Woodson College Enhancement Program
What is Cooper-Woodson College?
The Cooper-Woodson College Enhancement Program (CWC) is an association of faculty, staff, students, and community members who are committed to recognizing and upholding the tradition represented in African American culture that is best expressed in relationships between traditional African American colleges and students. It involves adults in the community assuming responsibility for shaping and guiding a learning environment supportive of, responsive to, and nurturing of CWC students.
The Cooper Woodson College Enhancement Program and Pan African Studies work collaboratively. A certificate in Pan African Studies is available through the Ethnic Studies Department. Students enrolled in the Cooper-Woodson College Enhancement Program are eligible for the certificate. The Director of Pan African Studies certifies those graduates of the Cooper-Woodson College Enhancement Program who are eligible for the certificate. Total units required for the Pan African Studies Certificate are 24.
The Cooper-Woodson College is founded upon the belief illustrated through the lives and deeds of Drs. Anna J. Cooper and Carter G. Woodson. CWC challenges its scholars with both practical and theoretical learning experiences. These theoretical and practical learning experiences are based upon African and African American cultural experiences and traditions. Students should be educated to accept the responsibility to lead and serve. CWC scholars demonstrate acceptance of this expectation by their exemplary personal deportment and their willingness to engage in rigorous intellectual development.
- To develop the intellectual, spiritual, political, and moral leadership potential of CWC students.
- To raise the awareness of students concerning the culture of the University.
- To establish an African based support structure for CWC students.
- To provide an educational experience grounded in the African and Black Diaspora cultural traditions
- To develop a University/Community network which will improve the persistence and graduation rates of CWC Scholars.