The Faculty of Arts & Sciences created this committee in April 2020, with the following charge:
- The CDEI serves to promote and support efforts by the Faculty of Arts & Sciences to create a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community in all facets of work and life at William & Mary. A “diverse, equitable, and inclusive” community here is interpreted broadly to encompass increased representation of historically marginalized and underrepresented groups, increased cultural diversity, an expanding variety of perspectives in curricula and programs, and abiding respect for and consideration of all reasoned ideas and viewpoints. Arts & Sciences recognizes that diversity and inclusion is instrumental to the success of decision-making by allowing an infusion of new ideas and perspectives into deliberative processes, and also that diverse voices are demanding of respect in and for themselves.
- The CDEI shall meet at least monthly during the academic year. Quorum shall be a majority of the members.
- The CDEI shall report annually to the Faculty Affairs Committee and to the Faculty of Arts & Sciences. The report should include data on progress on diversity in the hiring of faculty, improvements suggested for departmental diversity plans, and should summarize concerns brought to the committee’s attention by faculty.
If you have any questions or suggestions for committee members, please email [[as-cdei]].