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DEI

Shared Values

Ourselves 

We will value the differing beliefs and perspectives of others. 

We will welcome respectful, constructive criticism from peers and students alike.  

We will promote social cohesion and collegiality through cooperative interactions with our colleagues.  

We will be compassionate and empathetic towards others. 

We will ensure accountability by acting with integrity and being transparent about our actions and motives.  

Our Colleagues 

We will work together because we are stronger as a team.

We will listen to and respect the perspectives of others.  

We will foster collaboration of ideas and efforts amongst peers and students alike.  

We will provide a safe, collegial environment for scholarly discussion and debate through mutual respect and open dialogue.  

We will encourage scientific curiosity to strengthen social bonds and collaboration between peers and students alike.  

Our Department 

We will support innovation and excellence in teaching and research to facilitate the success of all our students. 

We will foster and maintain a safe environment of respect and inclusion for faculty, staff, students, and members of the communities we serve.  

We will elevate cultural awareness and encourage our faculty, staff, and students to be social justice advocates by providing curricula, programs, and environments that reflect the diversity of our communities.  

We will provide fair and open access to all our departmental resources and ensure that all our policies and practices are inclusive and equitable.  

We will advance and build our workforce by assessing hiring practices, performance, and promotion review procedures to attract, develop, and retain talented faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds.  

We will address intergroup disparities in representation, retention, learning outcomes, and graduation rates.