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School of Arts and Sciences

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice Strategic Plan

In Spring 2020, Dean James Glaser asked the Assistant/Associate Deans of Diversity and Inclusion (ADDIs) Bárbara Brizuela, Nandi Bynoe, and Jacqueline Dejean to engage in a Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice (DEIJ) strategic planning process for the School of Arts and Sciences. Under the leadership of the ADDIs, an ad hoc committee was formed, which included faculty, staff, and students from a variety of areas across A&S. With an eye toward transformation not only of policies and processes, but also of institutional culture, the strategic planning committee began discussions over the course of the 2020-2021 academic year and solicited feedback from the broader student, faculty, and staff community.

Drawing from this work as well as from findings of past diversity reports, current findings from the President's workstreams, and developments occuring through departments, this document lays out the actions that the committee deems necessary to become a truly anti-racist institution. The plan is envisioned as a blueprint for the school's DEIJ work in the years to come. 

Read the School of Arts and Sciences’ Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice Strategic Plan 

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Ad Hoc Committee Members:

Subcommittee A - Student Admissions, Recruitment, and Retention:
Kamaro Dini Abubakar, Assistant Dean of Student Affairs 
Noah Barrientos, Co-Chair, Subcommittee A, Department Administrator for Mathematics and Classical Studies
Jacqueline Dejean, Co-Chair, Assistant Dean of Research A&S, Assistant Dean of Diversity and Inclusion, GSAS
JT Duck, Dean of Admissions
Elizabeth Johnson, Associate Registrar
Jenny Jun-Lei Kravitz, Graduate Student, Diversity and Inclusion Leadership Program
Anthony Romero, Professor of the Practice, School of the Museum of Fine Arts
Philip T.B. Starks, Associate Professor of Biology
Roxana Woudstra, Director of Graduate Admissions 

Subcommittee B - Curriculum, Undergraduate and Graduate:
Eve Abraha, Undergraduate Student A21
Nandi Bynoe, Co-Chair, Associate Dean of Diversity and Inclusion
Kimberly Doan, Associate Director of Accessibility Services
Khary Saeed Jones, Professor of the Practice for Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies 
Kareem Khubchandani, Assistant Professor of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies
briana Sevigny, Director of Community Standards

Subcommittee C - Faculty & Staff Hiring, Retention, Training/Support
Julian Agyeman, Professor of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning
Quetzalli Barrientos, Humanities Research and Instruction Librarian
Bárbara Brizuela, Co-Chair, Professor of Education, Dean of Academic Affairs, Associate Dean of Diversity and Inclusion
Kevin Lovaincy, Graduate Student, Diversity and Inclusion Leadership Program
Ayanna Thomas, Professor of Psychology, Director of Graduate Studies
Aya Ross, Assistant to the Deans of Academic Affairs