Climate and Inclusion within Academic Units

Princeton University is committing to advancing access, diversity, inclusion, and belonging within academic departments, centers, institutes, and programs. Below is a sampling of initiatives, best practices, and next steps departments can utilize to inform their work and build a more diverse and inclusive academic community.  There are a variety of resources departments can use to promote an inclusive academic environment.

Departmental Initiatives and Best Practices

Initiatives and best practices implemented by Princeton academic departments, centers, institutes and programs:

Possible Next Steps

Some recommendations for academic departments, centers, institutes and programs interested in enhancing an inclusive climate:

  • Partner with the Office of the Provost to create a departmental climate committee
  • Develop a departmental diversity, inclusion and community values statement
  • Develop a departmental policy on professional conduct
  • Partner with the Office of the Provost to administer departmental climate survey
  • Partner with the Office of the Provost to host professional development workshops

Contact

Shawn L. Maxam

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  • Senior Associate Director for Institutional Diversity and Inclusion
Phone: 609-258-9687
Office: 201 Nassau Street, Suite 21