Diversity & Inclusion Plan
Charge to the Committee
A critical part of Strategic Directions recommendation 2 is to: "develop a diversity, inclusivity, and engagement project that will transform the College into a model workplace and residential learning community in an increasingly complex global world." A diversity and inclusivity project should further advance the College's enduring mission to create a wholly diverse, engaged, inclusive community of students, faculty, staff, and alumni.
Areas of Focus
- Community engagement: Find ways to continue to engage with the community regarding the work of the implementation committee building on the success of last spring's Diversity symposium. Keep the community up to date on the work of the committee.
- Planning and Assessment
- Continue to investigate best practices at other institutions, perhaps do some site visits.
- Begin to develop a list of long and short term goals in identifying strategies for incorporating accountability, shared responsibility, and assessment into culture.
- Update and examine existing institutional diversity data and statistics
- Consider identifying and bringing in a consultant to help us think strategically and practically about institutionalizing diversity initiatives.
- Recruitment Initiatives
- Continue to follow up with faculty regarding diversity recruitment efforts in searches that are underway
- Continue search presentations for hiring departments and search committees in the faculty and staff
Diversity and Inclusion Implementation Committee Members
Liz Braun, Dean of Students, co-chair
Judy Diep '13
Karen Henry, Dean of First Year Students and Gender Education Adviser
Pamela Prescod-Caesar, Vice President for Human Resources, co-chair
Sharmaine LaMar, Assistant Vice President for Risk Management and Legal Services, Director of Equal Opportunity
Satya Nelms, Wellness Coordinator
Aixa Pomales, Director Client Services & Telecommunications - ITS
Patricia Reilly, Associate Provost and Associate Professor of Art History
Chanelle Simmons '14
Kathy Siwicki, Professor of Biology
Cheryl Walker-Jones, Assistant Professor of Educational Studies
Mark Wallace, Professor of Religion
Joyce Wu '15