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Diversity Catalyst Team Members – we are here for you!
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The team was formed October 2017, under the direction of Executive Associate Dean James Pritchett. Team members include 2 representatives (aiming for at least one staff member and one faculty member) from each department, including College advising staff.
Team members must have training in diversity and inclusion through one or more of the following programs: The Faculty Institute for Inclusive Excellence, The Creating Inclusive Excellence Program, The Social Justice Leadership Institute, The Social Justice Training Institute,[H1] or attendance at NCORE. Relevant alternatives to these programs may be approved after discussion with the DCT and the Associate Dean.
Members serve 3-year terms, with the opportunity for renewal. Prior to the end of an individual’s 3-year term, a call for nominations (self-nominations welcome) will be made. If more than one person is nominated, the department or unit will vote. All faculty and staff members of the department or unit are eligible to vote.
How we work
The Diversity Catalyst Team meets at the beginning of each year with members of the College of Agricultural Sciences (CAS) leadership team to discuss new or ongoing activities in each department as well as key college-wide initiatives that support the Principles of Community as outlined above. At this time CAS administrators will present their key initiatives and implementation plans that will enhance the Principles of Community in our college. The Diversity Catalyst Team provides feedback to CAS administrators on these plans. At the end of the academic year, the Diversity Catalyst Team provides the CAS Dean with a written assessment of the impacts of the initiatives in promoting the Principles of Community in our college, as well as recommendations for the following year. The CAS Dean then responds in writing to this document. These written recommendations and responses will be provided to the community as a resource on the website and inform the Diversity Catalyst Team priorities for the next year.