Mission Statement

As the DEI Working Group came together, members collaborated to create the group's mission statement. The statement is reviewed each semester to keep us oriented towards our goals and to make any necessary changes, updates, and revisions.

DEI Working Group Initiatives and Outcomes

  • Restructured discussion sections in Introductory Biology to include curriculum that address the intersection of science, society, and social justice 
  • Increased transparency and accessibility in the student hiring process.
  • Introduced the Seminar Speaker and Coffee Hour Series, highlighting the research of scientists of color
  • Hosted workshops on demystifying research led by Professor Jon Snow
  • Employed two student Biology Ambassadors to promote outreach and student engagement in our department
  • Promoted inclusive teaching practices for departmental faculty, teaching staff, and student TAs through workshops in collaboration with the Center for Engaged Pedagogy

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