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Technology Services

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Technology Services Commitment: To adopt and promote diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging to create an accessible and inclusive environment for our TS staff where these values are championed through the technologies that we steward.

Educause DEI Pledge

As a CIO, I resolve to take the following actions to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) for the benefit of the technology profession in my institution and in the profession generally:

 

Raise my personal awareness about challenges and opportunities related to DEI in the technology field, and work to raise awareness departmentally and institutionally.

 

Work to increase opportunities for women, people of color, members of the LGBTQ community, and individuals with disabilities to be information technology professionals and leaders.

 

Work with EDUCAUSE and other professional organizations to encourage efforts to make transparent and publish technology workforce demographic data.
Become aware of institutional and/or regional demographic trends and work toward creating an institutional and/or regional technology workforce that keeps up with demographic trends.
Partner with institutional colleagues to create/advance programs that aim to expand opportunities and eliminate the barriers for students from underrepresented populations interested in computer science, data sciences, other technology-related fields, both in undergraduate education and post-graduation programs.
Advocate for DEI practices, help develop appropriate DEI practices, resources, and tools, and mentor colleagues seeking to contribute to DEI efforts.

 

Important Dates:

August

  • 8/9: International Day of the World's Indigenous People
  • 8/30: Al-Hijri (Islam)
  • 8/18: Birth of Lord Krishna (Hindu)
  • 8/26: Women's Equality Day
  • 8/31: Ganesh Chaturthi (Hindu)

September

      Hispanic Heritage Month

  • 9/25-9/27: Rosh Hashanah (Judiasm)

October

      Global Diversity Awareness Month

  • 10/10: World Mental Health Day
  • 10/10: Indigenous Peoples' Day (USA)
  • 10/14: Defender of Ukraine Day
  • 10/21: Spirit Day (LQBTQ+) Wear Purple!
  • 10/24: Diwali (Hindu)

 

Helpful Information

Shared Shelf

Division wide book club. Keep an eye out for the discussion group date.

What We're Reading

DEI Newsletter

Check out the latest newsletter sent out to the division (Coming Soon)

Q2 Newsletter

What is DEI

What is it and why is it important? This is a good resource to learn more

Helpful Resource