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DEI initiatives

We are undertaking synergistic initiatives in three key areas to bring cultural transformation and sustainable change for all members of our College community.

Completed and ongoing initiatives

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    Established the Office of Inclusive Excellence

    The team’s roles and functions are aligned to the strategic priorities.
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    Elevating student voices

    We are actively seeking input from student affinity and advocacy group leaders to involve them in projects such as the planning for the Interdisciplinary Engineering Building (IEB) and our overall strategic plan.
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    Grow DEI knowledge in the College and departments

    We are convening the Council of Diversity Advocates (CODA) on a monthly basis to foster cross-departmental collaboration and continue to build DEI knowledge and skills that will benefit departmental efforts.
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    Partnering with departments

    We are working on DEI trainings to provide guidance for communications, hiring, leadership, and writing DEI syllabi statements. Resources for staff and faculty.
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    Building strategic partnerships

    By creating partnerships within the College and across campus, we are gaining buy-in and support for OIE’s vision and direction.
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    Improve faculty hiring processes

    We are working on a recruiting and hiring dashboard to streamline the faculty search process and infuse DEI best practices.
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    Increase transparency by growing communications infrastructures

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    Inclusive Excellence Faculty Fellows

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    ELEVATE: Rethinking the Post Doc

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    Let’s Talk Diversity: Speaker Series

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    Inclusive Excellence Student Internship

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    Women Engineers (WE) Rise

    Build and support programs that help recruit more women into engineering.
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    Pathways for Inclusive Excellence

    Increase recruitment and retention of underserved students from Washington state by providing clear support systems and more pathways into engineering.
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    Student Advisory Council

Our strategic approach