Climate of Equity and Inclusion

Faculty Equity Advisors serve as a resource for promoting a positive department climate by contributing to policies and practices that support equity and inclusion, such as climate surveys and effective responses to identified climate issues.

  • Help to foster a hospitable environment for welcoming and socializing new staff, faculty, and graduate students to the academic unit by being aware of and promoting best practices.
  • Work with staff, faculty, and students to ensure that intra-academic unit policies, practices, and procedures foster a friendly, fair, and professional environment.
  • Serve as a resource for addressing equity and inclusion issues that affect the unit’s cultural climate. Consult with the chair/dean or appropriate campus officers when necessary to deal with challenging problems.
  • Review climate surveys and other relevant data when available. Share such data with the faculty in the department/school. Participate in plans for change, if necessary.