We believe a community that brings together people with diverse experiences and backgrounds creates fertile ground for new ideas and new creative practices. That’s why we are entering into a process of structural and systemic change to transform our campus community across a spectrum of practices: curriculum, pedagogy, communications, professional development, intentional recruitment and retention strategies, evaluation models, shared governance, and budget. By engaging difference in our collective work as an institution, we will strengthen outcomes on every level.
The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee was formed this year to frame our understanding of diversity, equity and inclusion. The committee is currently working on a statement of purpose to define the lived experience of diversity, equity and inclusion at Columbia. More background on these and other activities include: