Statements and Updates

Statements and Updates

June 16, 2022

DEI Year in Review

Dear Colleagues, Almost a year ago I wrote to introduce myself and ask you to participate in Pathways Forward, a set of discussions to figure out “where we go from here” on matters of climate and equity. Since then, my work has often been inspired by many of the concerns and thoughts shared in those sessions. I write now with an update on where we…

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January 20, 2022

January News and Updates (1/20/2022)

I’m writing with a few announcements and updates about events and more.  Please see below for these announcements. DEI Survey:I am pleased to report that we had a very nice response to the survey that will inform the DEI strategic plan.  The survey was sent out to 1641 CAS faculty and staff in early December. By December 20th, 733 people completed jt, which is a…

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November 30, 2021

Planning for Progress on DEI (11/19/2021)

Dear Colleagues, Furthering our efforts to elevate belonging and equity, the College of Arts & Sciences has embarked on a process to create a strategic plan for diversity, equity and inclusion. I am excited and grateful to be part of a Strategic Plan Committee (SPC) composed of dedicated staff and faculty from the Dean’s Staff Diversity Advisory Committee, Faculty Diversity Advisory Committee and Senior Leadership…

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September 7, 2021

Resources for well-being for College of Arts & Sciences faculty and staff (9/7/2021)

Dear Colleagues: A hallmark of DEI for us is belonging, making sure that all members of the College of Arts & Sciences are a valued part of our community and included as full participants in College life. We realize that you are better able to fully participate in our community when your well-being is supported. To that end and because we know there have been…

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August 6, 2021

Dean Rhodes’ Update on 8/6/2021

Dear colleagues, Thanks to the many of you who participated in the Pathways Forward discussions led by Karla Slocum, associate dean for diversity, equity and inclusion, over the past three weeks. Your voices matter to us, and I was pleased to see that almost 100 of you joined in these conversations to share your thoughts, perspectives and requests after the challenging events on campus this…

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