Town Hall on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Action Plan

Event time: 
Friday, September 4, 2020 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
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Event description: 

This summer Deans Brock and Gladney have charged the science and engineering chairs and their departments to develop a diversity, equity and inclusion plan. Please see below for the announcement and the link to the charge. I also include a PDF of the charge letter. The department plans are due by October 15.
In Physics we will draw on the ongoing work of the climate and diversity committee (CDC), the new Yale APS IDEA team, the Graduate Student Advisory Committee (GSAC), and many other groups in the department to help us develop this plan and provide input. We will start by articulating the goals and vision for our community and build on the various DEI activities we have been engaged in over the years. The current DEI activities of the department are described on our website at:
As part of this planning exercise we will identify key priorities we want focus on in the coming years. The formulation of this plan will be a department-wide activity and will be an opportunity to describe the unique challenges and opportunities we face in Physics. The preparation of this document will be led by a writing group which will act as a point of contact for all stakeholders: students, postdocs, staff and faculty. The writing group will be co-chaired by Helen Caines, as faculty lead for the climate and diversity committee, and myself.
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Meeting ID: 948 0623 0174
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