2019-2020 Subcommittees & Goals

    The HCIE organizes into subcommittees each academic year to work on particular goals.  Each subcommittee includes faculty, students, and staff and works closely with the university leadership.  The 2019-2020 Council formed two subcommittees.

    Graduate Student to Faculty (GS2F)

    Recommend departmental and institutional practices/policies that facilitate recruitment/hiring, development, and advancement of URM and women students, postdocs and faculty. Identify institutional impediments to student and faculty diversity and develop strategies that can be executed at the school and departmental level. This committee will also focus on the varied career pathways from graduate student to senior professor.

    • Reports about faculty hires, promotions, and departures disaggregated by race, ethnicity, and gender
    • Build institutional capacity for culture change by identifying key areas for interventions in URM faculty recruitment and development (strategic high-impact initiatives)
    • Systematically assess quantitative and qualitative data to identify problem areas with regard to diversity goals, recruitment of URM groups, retention/advancement, and perceptions of the work environment
    • Identify and collaborate with important faculty groups/committees and leadership to implement policy changes
    • Implement best practices that embed diversity into the institutional fabric (keep diversity at the core, linking process to institutional priorities)

    Rina Agarwala
    Jeremy Brown
    Kendall Free
    Jeff Gray
    Jocelyn Haversat
    Rigoberto Hernandez
    Jeanne-Marie Jackson
    Rachel Karchin
    Christine Kavanaugh
    Natalie Strobach
    Elmer Zapata Mercado


  1. Develop a toolkit (checklist) with the items that should be followed in the recruiting and retaining efforts and their implementation.
  2. Analyze the demographics of recent distinguish hires (e.g. BPDs) and construct recommendations for future hires, advancing inclusive excellence that complements existing demographics.
  3. Develop a clearinghouse on the HCIE website pointing to internal and external opportunities for students to faculty inclusive excellence. Identify opportunities for advancing inclusive excellence on those sites to incorporate inclusive content, and advise the cognizant units accordingly.
  4. Climate, Culture, and Campus Experience (C3E)

    Identify ways to better understand our campus environment and document how various members of the community (students, graduate students, postdocs, staff, and faculty) feel about their experiences at Homewood. Develop ways to assess the climate and leverage these data.

    • Climate surveys, perceptions of institutional environment, engagement, and quality of experience
    • Develop mechanism for reporting and sharing information on diversity progress to inform initiatives and decision making
    • Identify intellectual gaps in class offerings, encourage student enrollment in courses that engage diversity, and assess options for developing questions about inclusion in course evaluations


    Moses Davis (Co-Chair)
    Suhas Eswarappa Prameela (Co-Chair)
    Trevor Mackesey (Co-Chair)
    Mia Boloix
    Kiana Boroumand
    Lael Ensor-Bennett
    Keri Frisch
    Richard Helman
    Camille Mathis
    Nathan Mudrak
    Naisa Rahman
    Darlene Saporu
    Madelynn Wellons
    Homayra Ziad


    1. Advise on the creation of an Inclusive Classrooms Best Practices Toolkit and the creation of other resources to support instructors. Work with the CER and other stakeholders on campus.
    2. Gather climate data and assess campus needs. Identify past surveys conducted for students and staff and work with the Office of Institutional Research and Student Affairs to obtain select survey results. Initiate conversations with campus affinity groups and relevant campus offices (i.e. Multicultural Leadership Council, LGTBQ Life) to assess needs of students and staff and get feedback on campus issues.
    3. Gather best practices for inclusive programming and accommodations for university and student-sponsored events. Recommendations will be disseminated through Department Administrators, Homewood Student Affairs, Student Government Association, Student Leadership and Involvement, and other entities.