Department Culture Office Hour
During the 2020-2021 academic year, the Co-Chairs of the Diversity & Equity Committee (DEC) and the Chair of the Graduate & Postdoc Program Committee (GPC) are holding DEC/GPC department culture office hours on Fridays, 1:00-2:00 p.m. Everyone is welcome. Please feel free to drop in for any part of the hour that you are available. We hope to see you.
For this week's session (Friday, June 4, 1:00-2:00 p.m.), we invite you to join us for a discussion inspired by "The Time for Teamwork Is Now" by Karen Spierling and Jane Palmer (Inside Higher Ed 2020). Note: You do not need to read the article before the discussion.
From the article: "In recent decades, those fundamentally different assumptions about teamwork were rarely addressed head-on, and never in a manner that connected with both groups. And so we have all continued to fumble along, administrators and staff talking to one another, faculty talking among themselves, and lasting solutions to preserve the integrity of college education falling into the chasms in between."
Department Culture Office Hours Archives
To support antiracism discussions that are occurring throughout our department, including in classrooms, laboratories, and offices, we have compiled archives of DEC/GPC department culture office hour topics. These archives can be viewed as a documents (click titles) or as a scrollable lists (see below).