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Committee for Inclusivity- Mission

The Lyman Briggs Committee for Inclusivity (LBC Inc.) shall have a membership composed of three faculty representatives, one representative from academic student affairs, one staff representative, and two students. The faculty members shall include at least one representative from each of the following three groups (a) tenured faculty (b) pre-tenure tenure-system faculty, (c) fixed term faculty and teaching focused academic specialists. If the fixed term faculty and teaching focused academic specialists, academic student affairs, or support staff are unable to provide one representative in any given term, that position will remain vacant for that term. Representatives from other university diversity-related initiatives shall be expected to liaise and work with the committee. LBC Inc. shall normally meet with the Dean, but may meet without the Dean if it so desires. The mode of participation of LBC Inc. shall be advisory, including contributing to the College’s annual diversity and inclusion report.

LBC Inc. shall work under existing university guidelines and in concordance with the Office for Inclusion and Intercultural Initiatives to promote and foster an inclusive environment and equal opportunities for all LBC students, faculty, and staff. This will be achieved through education, research, and service. The committee shall educate the LBC community by providing current information, statistics, and resources about issues of diversity and inclusion. The committee shall encourage the establishment of and serve as a liaison for scholarly research projects and other efforts to create and evaluate interventions that improve inclusive teaching methods and retention. The committee shall coordinate and promote service activities, including outreach and engagement efforts that foster a sense of community, increase awareness, and enhance the overall climate of LBC. It is expected the education, research, and service efforts will overlap and that the members of LBC Inc. will work with other LBC and university committees to achieve these goals.