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Diversity Action Committee

Education and Scholarship Work Group               Tools for Inclusion

The Education and Scholarship Work Group of the institutional Diversity Action Committee has a mission is to increase diversity and inclusiveness across the curriculum, in individual courses, and in extra- and co-curricular settings. To encourage diversity and inclusiveness in faculty teaching, scholarship/creative activity, and service, and the involvement of undergraduate and graduate students. To accomplish these goals, it is necessary to encourage and support increased diversity and inclusiveness in the composition of the students, faculty, staff, and administrators of colleges and departments, with particular attention to underrepresented racial minorities.  The committee will fulfill its mission by:

  • Determining what and how each college addresses diversity and inclusiveness through its mission and/or vision statement, how each department/program addresses diversity and inclusiveness through its curriculum, and how faculty address diversity and inclusiveness in individual courses as well as within their scholarship, creative activity, and service.
  • Determining what specifically is being done by academic units and individual faculty to increase the enrollment, involvement,  and graduation of students  from underrepresented groups.
  • Determine the strategies currently employed by colleges and departments to support diversity and inclusiveness. Ascertain the plans being considered/developed for the implementation of strategies to enhance a diversity action plan. How do these plans complement and fulfill the Diversity Vision Statement of TU?
  • Institutionalizing a diversity component into existing assessment processes.
  • Designing and implement diversity training sessions for faculty, staff, and students.
  • Developing a process/avenue to share the models of successful implementation of diversity within the curriculum and in teaching, scholarship, and service. These resources should be housed in an accessible reference repository on the TU website.
  • Funding needs to be provided by the President’s and Provost’s Offices to incentivize diversity efforts in the areas of curriculum/teaching, extra and co-curricular efforts, and scholarship/creative activity/service.
  • Professional development opportunities need to be developed/expanded in the areas of curriculum/teaching, extra and co-curricular activities, and scholarship/creative activity/service. These could take place in the form of an on-going set of workshops/seminars, and should be done in all colleges.
* Beth Clifford Representative, CLA & Professor, Sociology, Anthropology, & Criminal Justice 410-704-5164
* Lisa Crabtree Representative, CHP & Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy & Occupational Science 410-704-5623
LaTonya Dyer Representative, Office of Academic Innovation & Course Development Support Manager 410-704-4723
Gail Gibbs Representative, International Student and Scholar Office & Director 410-704-2421
*Nahid Tootoonchi Representative, COFAC & Associate Professor, Art + Design, Art History, Art Education 410-704-4193
Alexander Vigo Representative, College of Health Professions & Assistant Professor, Kinesiology 410-704-3172


* indicates member of the Diversity Action Committee

   Name in Bold indicates Chairperson of the Work Group











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