Fall Teaching Conference Workshop - Demystifying Diversity Statements


Thursday, August 25, 2022, 11:30am to 12:30pm


Harvard Hall

*Part of the Professional Development Track (for experienced TFs)

Ashlie Sandoval, Assistant Director for Equity and Inclusion, Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning

Though an increasing number of faculty search committees ask candidates to submit diversity statements, guidance about how to compose an effective statement—indeed, even about what they are and why they can be valuable to institutions and candidates’ own professional development—remains scarce. How can you approach writing a diversity statement, considering your own identity and motivation in the context of sharing how you can contribute to making institutions more inclusive and equitable? In this workshop, we will explore ways to craft a compelling diversity statement and engage in hands-on activities that help you define your values in regard to equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging (EDIB) as well as consider how your research, teaching, and service actualize your EDIB goals.

This session is part of the Fall Teaching Conference, which is designed to prepare new and experienced graduate student teachers for their roles as Teaching Fellows in the FAS. Pre-registration is required. Learn more here.