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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.

Spring 2021 Initiatives

  • Rollout of undergraduate experience survey
  • Development of English 105 units/foci on racial equity
  • Faculty workshops on syllabi/classroom strategies for equity
  • Ph.D. Recruitment outreach to HBCUs
  • ECL Major Recruitment outreach
  • Research on land and labor acknowledgments/histories

Heidi Kim

Co-Chair & Faculty Diversity Liaison

David John Baker

Co-Chair