Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Diversity Task Force Releases Draft Report - THE HARVARD CRIMSON

by KRISTINE E. GUILLAUME and CLAIRE E. PARKER
Originally published: September 25, 2017
Publisher: TheCrimson.com 

A University-wide task force focused on diversity and inclusion recommended Monday that central administrators work with individual schools to devise plans to ensure historically marginalized groups experience “full membership in the Harvard community.”

That recommendation was one of several the Presidential Task Force on Inclusion and Belonging, which University President Drew G. Faust convened in 2016, released Monday morning in a draft report. The draft asks the University to review its values statement to reflect the “Shared Standards,” proposes that schools integrate an “Inclusion and Belonging Module” into periodic climate surveys, and asks the University to increase funding for efforts to diversify the faculty and review promotion processes.

The report also suggests creating centers for “Identity, Politics, and Culture” and “Inclusion and Belonging” to advance scholarship on these topics.