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The Equity and Inclusion workstream released its final report in February 2021.
Equity and Inclusion
The Equity and Inclusion Workstream looked at academic support services and new education and training programs that can help ensure that issues of equity and inclusion are addressed in our classrooms, laboratories, clinical training settings, and throughout our community.
Specifically, this effort considered training programs for faculty and staff as well as revised curricula, new education programs, and strengthened academic and support services for all our students within and outside the classroom. Such programs will help ensure that issues of equity and inclusion are addressed in our classrooms, non-classroom learning spaces, and throughout our community. In addition, there will be a focus on designing more equitable processes (e.g., for promotion and tenure, teaching evaluations, students’ work assessment, equitable clinical services, etc.), recognizing and promoting excellence within our community members in this important area (through fellowships and awards), and preparing our students for academic and personal success at Tufts and beyond.
Charge and Approach:
To advise the President and Tufts’ administration, the committee:
Nadine Aubry, Provost and Senior Vice President
Bárbara Brizuela, Academic Dean, School of Arts and Sciences
Joyce Sackey, Associate Provost and Chief Diversity Officer, Health Sciences Schools
For a full list of subgroup leaders and members, please click here.
The committee created a webpage/wiki for community input, suggestions, and feedback that were reviewed in a continuous manner and provided to the committee prior to each meeting. In addition, the committee sent members to faculty meetings at all schools and engaged community members through a series of focus groups and large group discussions to ensure it garnered input and feedback while developing recommendations. The committee also sought input from and reported to the Faculty Senate and the various student leadership groups.