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DEI Steering Committee

​DEI Steering Committee Members & Activities (updated as of SQ 2021)

Core Steering Committee Faculty:

  • Anne Saw (Chair)

  • Olya Glantsman*

  • Verena Graupmann

  • Megan Greeson*

  • Theresa Luhrs

  • Michele Morgan

  • Antonio Polo

  • Christine Reyna

  • Shelly Rauvola

  • Ida Salusky

(Graduate) Students:

  • Camilla Cummings

  • Kara Harris

  • Jeremy Jagers

  • Anjana Jagpal

  • Rebecca McGarity-Palmer

  • Lidia Monjaras Gaytan

  • Wendy Moore

  • Sam Nau

  • Fiona Sun


Committee Activities and Priorities:

*denotes activity lead(s)

Overall Objective – Recruitment and retention of BIPOC students, with a specific focus on Black students

  1. Undergraduate recruiting, retention, and support (Theresa*, Lidia, Olya)

    1. Engaging undergraduates with research and other opportunities (e.g., CAA, DUOS, URAP) 

    2. Involving undergraduates in Division 45 student chapter

  2. Curriculum adjustments and teaching improvements (Anne*, Olya*, Christine)

    1. Providing curriculum review and revision recommendations for program directors, especially around decolonizing syllabi and diversifying reading lists

    2. Developing and sharing a resource list for curriculum changes and best practices

    3. Creating DEI-related teaching checklist for instructors to consult while prepping courses for new quarters

    4. Incorporating diversity and social justice resources/speakers for Graduate Teaching Fellows

  3. Mentoring and evaluating graduate students (Christine*, Ida*)

    1. Identifying best practices in mentoring diverse students and running/leading inclusive research labs, including assessment tools for departmental use

    2. Documenting existing practices for inclusivity and mentoring in psychology research labs

  4. Leveraging data and resources (Michele*, Megan*)

    1. Supporting ongoing assessments and evaluations of DEI at faculty and student levels (e.g., compensation, awards, mentoring opportunities)

  5. Climate for and investment in DEI (Michele*, Christine, Megan, Sam, Shelly, Verena)

    1. Collaborating with the Graduate Student Association to distribute a student DEI climate survey and reviewing results when completed

    2. Working toward changes to faculty expectations (e.g., reviews documenting DEI efforts in teaching, research, and service) and climate assessment

  6. Webpage updates to highlight DEI value and efforts (Shelly, Fiona)

    1. Providing transparency and accountability for DEI commitments and priorities through a dedicated DEI page

    2. Highlighting ongoing DEI efforts as well as resources for current and prospective students