With classes in full swing, I am providing an update on DEI initiatives within A&S this fall: professional development workshops, call for interest in faculty of color affinity group and introduction of the CAS-MAX Diversity Council.
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
As a hub for intercultural connections (literatures, languages and cultures) and social justice, the College of Arts and Sciences is committed to intellectual openness and the joy of learning about the diversity of people everywhere.
As such, A&S’ Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is integral to its identity and mission of ensuring that all students, faculty and staff can fully participate in, benefit and grow from the liberal arts experience.
Led by Associate Dean Kishi Animashaun Ducre, it offers a robust slate of initiatives and learning opportunities to help foster open dialogue, systemic inclusion of marginalized groups, and a sense of community across A&S departments and programs so that ingrained business, hiring and academic processes and policies can be identified, examined and overhauled transparently, meaningfully and equitably.
The entire A&S community is encouraged to get involved by attending an event, signing up for email updates or visiting the campus partners listed below.
“We shall overcome because the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.”
The College of Arts & Sciences along with the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs invites nominations for staff and student representatives to serve on the inaugural CAS-MAX Diversity Council for the 2021-2022 academic year.
April 20, 2021, midnight - April 27, 2021, 11:59 p.m.
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. for chairs, program directors, and unit leaders
1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. for college faculty
(Schine Student Center, 304 ABC)
Have you ever witnessed a bias incident and wondered, ”Why didn’t I say something?". Deciding whether, when or how to respond can be complicated. This workshop is a unique, evidence-based professional development model to build bystander skills and respond effectively to bias. Join us with a presentation by Dr. Stephanie Goodwin (Incluxion Works, Inc) and an interactive lab by PowerPlay Interactive Development (University of New Hampshire).
Sponsored by the Diversity Council of the College of Arts and Sciences; Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs; Office of Faculty Affairs; and Office of Strategic Initiatives
Friday, December 2, 10 am - 12 pm (Bird 606)
Safe Zone aims to build a network of students, staff, faculty, and community members who are visibly and actively committed to advocating for and creating spaces of respect and inclusion for LGBTQ+ members of our community at SU.
A&S Units, Centers and Initiatives
We celebrate and support the heritage and experiences of all students, faculty and staff through many projects and centers. Following are some areas that you are invited to explore, do research in or get involved with.