Faculty Development and Diversity

A diverse and inclusive intellectual community is critical to an exceptional education, scholarly innovation, and human creativity. Dartmouth's educational mission and core values have long recognized all forms of diversity as the bases of academic excellence. Nonetheless, much work remains to create an environment where everyone feels welcome and empowered to achieve their greatest potential for learning, teaching, researching, and creating. 

Dartmouth, like all of society, continues to grapple with historical legacies of exclusion and oppression based on race, color, gender, sexual orientation, religion, disability, socioeconomic background, and many other factors. Achieving substantial cultural change across the College requires each of us to acknowledge and embrace our own role in creating a welcoming environment. 

In the Office of the Dean, the senior advisor for faculty development, diversity, and inclusion focuses on issues of equity and climate for Arts and Sciences faculty. The senior advisor serves on the dean's leadership team to ensure consideration of diversity and inclusion across all types of policies, processes, and decision making in Arts and Sciences.

The senior advisor also works with a wide range of campus stakeholders, from individual faculty members and department chairs to offices across the institution such as the Office of Institutional Diversity and Equity and the Provost's Office. With these partnerships, the Office of the Dean pursues sustainable changes that broaden participation and improve the faculty experience.