Committee on Climate for All

MISSION STATEMENT AND PROCESS


The mission of the Committee on Climate for All in EEB is to promote and sustain diversity, inclusivity and transparency across the department. The committee includes representatives from among EEB’s undergraduate students, graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, staff, and faculty (please see current membership below).  Together, we gather information from each of these constituencies, discuss emerging concerns, and design initiatives to improve the climate for all scholars and workers in EEB. Dr. Vanessa Gonzalez-Perez, the Graduate School’s Assistant Dean for Diversity Initiatives in the Natural Sciences, advises and supports the committee. 

 

SAMPLE INITIATIVES


  • EEB Scholars program: an annual career development and recruitment event for graduate school candidates from underrepresented groups
  • Women in Science Partnership (WiSP): the goal of this organization is to provide a safe environment to engage with issues surrounding gender inclusivity and equality in science through WiSP member meetings and departmental events and discussions. WiSP strives to not only provide a forum for discussion but also a sense of community for our members within the EEB department. WiSP is open to all students, post-docs, faculty, and staff interested in these issues. ​​​​​
    Contact info: Mari KawakatsuLuojun YangFreda GuoAudrey Miller 
  • EEB Voices Initiative: includes pre-reads and grad-first questions in Colloquium, to encourage all voices to be heard
  • Initiatives for postdocs: includes structured mentoring conversations with faculty, formal onboarding & community building
  • Inclusion of graduate student representatives in faculty meetings and on search committees
  • A series of panels and discussion groups to promote inclusion (e.g. for international collaborations, women in science, and inclusive fieldwork)
  • Reforms to weekly events to maximize interdisciplinary interactions
  • Biennial climate surveys: an effort to inform our work on new initiatives
     

CURRENT COMMITTEE MEMBERS


Andrea Graham, EEB Faculty and Committee co-chair
Ari Freedman, EEB Graduate Student
Christian Gray, EEB Graduate Student
Denis Patterson, EEB Postdoc 
Finote Gijsman, EEB Graduate Student
Hannes De Deurwaerder, EEB Postdoc
Katherine Sullivan, Director Undergraduate Teaching Lab
Kristina Corvin, EEB Administrative Assistant
Lindy McBride, EEB Faculty and Committee co-chair
Martha Murdough, EEB Business Manager
Samantha Bents, EEB Undergraduate Student
Sandy Cominski, EEB Office Coordinator
Stephen Gaughran, EEB Postdoc

NEWSLETTERS


Spring 2022 Newsletter

Fall 2021 Newsletter

MEETING MINUTES


January 2021 Meeting Minutes

February 2021 Meeting Minutes

March 2021 Meeting Minutes

April 2021 Meeting Minutes

May 2021 Meeting Minutes

June 2021 Meeting Minutes

July 2021 Meeting Minutes

August 2021 Meeting Minutes

September 2021 Meeting Minutes

October 2021 Meeting Minutes

November 2021 Meeting Minutes

December 2021 Meeting Minutes

January 2022 Meeting Minutes

EEB CLIMATE SURVEY RESULTS


Climate Survey 2021 & EEB Climate Survey Summary 2022
 


Please feel free to contact committee members directly to offer suggestions or ask questions on the departmental climate. For anonymous feedback feel free to use our Suggestion Box