Meaning of Diversity and Inclusion in the Ethics Program
Diversity and inclusion are operating norms in the areas of curriculum, faculty hiring and co- and extra-curricular planning. In all areas diversity indicates that the program is directing its efforts to bring a diverse set of voices into the classroom and to campus. This diversity encompasses all those communities that have typically been silenced or marginalized in the academic communities of the United States, including indigenous peoples and all people of color, women, LGBTQ community members and the poor. Inclusion directs the Ethics Program to create an institutional community, in collaboration with other units on campus, to insure that the members of these traditionally marginalized and/or silenced groups are indeed welcome in our community and given the support they need to flourish.
The Ethics Program puts its commitment to diversity into practice in a variety of ways including:
--Prioritizing diversity in hiring
--Requiring attention to diversity in the structuring of each Ethics Program course
--Compilation of resources for teaching with an emphasis on diversity available to Program faculty
--Regular professional development workshops for Program faculty concerning diversity and inclusion in the classroom
--Ongoing monitoring and planning around diversity issues through an Ethics Program Diversity Committee