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Become a Faculty Diversity Advocate

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Partner with us to inform and support broader institutional efforts to advance an inclusive campus culture. We seek one faculty member from each department for a 12-month term. Starting in the spring, advocates will work closely with school Equity Advisors to support diversity strategic planning.

Advancing an Inclusive Campus Culture

In addition to the following responsibilities, Faculty Diversity Advocates primarily serve as a departmental resource and conduit of communications for all diversity, equity, and inclusion-related activities in their area:

  • Promote activities from the Division of Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Engagement (DICE)
  • Work with school Equity Advisor to participate in meetings and activities they organize
  • Attend one meeting each semester organized by DICE to learn about school and campus-wide diversity initiatives
  • Provide feedback on programming, resource development, and broader institutional efforts to support diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Send notices to department members to promote engagement and awareness of resources
  • Serve as a resource to promote attention to diversity in faculty recruitment via STRIDE workshops and other initiatives
  • Encourage department members to apply for Diversity Innovation Grants and future funding opportunities that enable faculty to join in the work of building sustainable communities
  • Cultivate other faculty members from your department to become future Faculty Diversity Advocates
  • Remain a resource for diversity after the term has expired
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Meet the Advocates

Marc Handelman
Art & Design, Mason Gross School of the Arts

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Fuat Celik
Chemical and Biochemical Engineering

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