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The departmental Diversity & Inclusion committee was formed in 2017 and currently includes faculty of all ranks and a graduate student representative. In addition to advising on faculty hires, the committee works on a variety of projects to improve the climate in the department.

2019-2020 Initiatives

  • Carolina Diversity Post-doctoral Fellow candidate review
  • Large-scale survey of undergraduate students on climate and diversity & inclusion needs in the ECL major and classrooms
  • Support of Director of Graduate Admissions’ recruitment of new graduate students
  • Ongoing building of D&I website content and resources
  • Ongoing support and responsiveness on issues relating to campus historical memorials and protests

Heidi Kim

Co-Chair & Faculty Diversity Liaison

David John Baker