The mission of the Vice Dean (and this website) is built on three main pillars critical to inclusive excellence: Recruitment, Leadership Development, and Community Building.
Inclusive excellence begins with recruitment. These pages provide resources for all faculty members, especially all search committee members. We provide links to primary research, recommended readings and toolkits to learn about and implement best practices from writing the job ad thru interviewing and negotiating. There are also external resources related to disciplinary demographics, implicit bias, and materials developed by other universities.
Leadership and development provides resources for developing individual faculty and postdocs into senior scholars and leaders. These include resources related to tenure and promotion as well as post-tenure mentoring. We will include here developing programs for supporting FAS scholars, as well as existing programs aimed at research, teaching and leadership development.
Building Community considers the ways in which each faculty member can contribute to the creation of a classroom, departmental and university culture that is inclusive, equitable and excellent. Here you will find links to baseline data on FAS and NYU demographics and climate as well as tips for what leaders can do to create inclusive and equitable meetings and opportunities. You will also find links to resources on how to create an inclusive classroom in your teaching.
We aim for these to be ‘living’ pages to provide vibrant and continually updated information. If you have ideas for information that you would like to see here but did not find or have suggestions for links to programs (NYU or external) that we’ve missed, please contact us at email@example.com.
This office and many of the materials and programs featured here, including the Faculty of Color Caucus, grew from the Faculty Diversity Initiative started in 2012. Others, including the Equity Surveys and Women’s Faculty Caucus, started decades before that. Still, others have more recently developed following on the Senate’s Taskforce on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, which concluded in 2018. Building inclusive excellence is a long-term, community process.
While there is much to be learned from the resources here – there is also much more to be learned from one another. Please bring your ideas, suggestions, and requests to me at firstname.lastname@example.org –set a time to meet, join a workshop or sponsor an event.
Vice Dean for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Faculty Development.