Engineering Deans Commit to Year of Action in Diversity

Rutgers School of Engineering, along with more than 100 engineering colleges and universities, joins with the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) to endorse the Year of Action in Diversity. Among the organization's efforts in increasing the representation of minorities in engineering, partnering universities have committed to the following: 

1. Develop a Diversity Plan for our engineering programs with the help and input of national organizations such as NSBE, SHPE, NACME, GEM, SWE, AISES, WEPAN and the ASEE that would: articulate the definition and the vision of diversity and inclusiveness for the institution; assess its need or justification; provide a statement of priorities and goals; commit to equity, implicit bias and inclusion training across the school; define accountability; and the means of assessing the plan through various means including surveys.

2. Commit to at least one K-12 or community college pipeline activity with explicit targeted goals and measures of accountability aimed at increasing the diversity and inclusiveness of the engineering student body in our institution.

3. Commit to developing strong partnerships between research-intensive engineering schools and non-PhD granting engineering schools serving populations underrepresented in engineering. 

4. Commit to the development and implementation of proactive strategies to increase the representation of women and underrepresented minorities in our faculty.

Read the entire letter HERE.