Massachusetts Institute of Technology
January 30, 2013 8:30am-4pm
Co-sponsored by the Committee on Race and Diversity, the Council on Staff Diversity and Inclusion, and the Office of the President
What do you think of when you hear the word “meritocracy?” Come join us for this year’s Institute Diversity Summit 2013 on Wednesday, January 30, 2013, to learn and discuss this year’s theme, “Meritocracy and Inclusion at MIT: Principles or Practice?”
The Summit will be an opportunity to hear perspectives from various members of the MIT community, as well as leaders beyond MIT. We hope you can come to one or all of the sessions and participate in the conversation.
We believe this year’s Summit will be an inspiring follow-up to last year’s theme of diversity and excellence and look forward to seeing many students, faculty and staff in attendance. Come add your voice!
Each of us can benefit from a wise and trusted counselor or teacher who can help us navigate work and life at MIT. While seen as an invaluable part of any academic or professional experience, mentoring is not automatic and might take a little extra effort to find. Here you will find mentoring resources as well as information about upcoming events in support of mentoring.
The report of the Initiative on Faculty Race and Diversity has been published.The Initiative seeks to investigate the question of whether and how race and ethnic identity have impacted MIT’s minority faculty. The research explores whether there are local and institutional practices or attitudes native to MIT’s culture, procedures, or environment that have influenced or shaped this group of faculty, and how these influences have affected MIT’s ability to recruit and retain underrepresented groups amongst its faculty.
A broad definition of diversity requires a broad look at MIT’s diversity history. To ensure that we adequately represent the depth and breadth of the MIT community, we are undertaking a diversity history project.