Working to promote, embrace, and grow a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusivity within our research, teaching and extension activities
The goal of the diversity and inclusion committee in Global Development is to cultivate a community that values the diversity of people in all its dimensions including, but not limited to: race, age, national origin, religion, culture, socioeconomic status, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, political beliefs and ethnic background. Our mission is to be inclusive of all voices.
The committee will seek to build awareness, understanding and the necessary skills to recognize and address departmental policies or actions that prevent their members' full participation due to power, privilege and oppression. The committee will ensure Global Development faculty, staff and student representation in college- and campus-wide initiatives that address and support equitable, inclusive and anti-racist policies. The committee will work to ensure those principles are integrated into the curriculum, inform hiring practices and are central features to a welcoming work and learning environment for our staff, faculty and students.
Diversity & inclusion committee members
The official committee is composed of two faculty members, two staff members, two graduate students, as well as an ad-hoc communications member. Committee member terms range from three years for faculty and staff members and one year for student members. Terms will be staggered to ensure continuity of activities and knowledge.
Highlights in our research, teaching and extension
Learn how some of our students and initiatives are working to build a more equitable, inclusive world right here on campus and abroad.
Promoting diversity & inclusion in our work
Explore some of our programs and projects in Global Development that promote diverse communities.
Envisions a state and nation in which farmworkers receive equal protection under law, earn a living wage, live in comfortable housing, are safe and healthy, receive due respect as workers and as individuals, and participate fully in their communities
AWARE is built on the belief that focusing on women in agriculture as an underserved majority will improve food security, reduce poverty, and positively impact rural development in developing countries
Increases access to educational opportunities that further human potential and develops the abilities of individuals for greater agency and fulfillment
Delivers gender-responsiveness training to equip researchers to create more inclusive and effective agricultural systems by addressing the priorities of both women and men in sub-Saharan Africa
Provides accomplished professionals from countries with emerging economies an international enrichment opportunity in leadership and public service with 400+ fellows from 115 countries to date