Within the College of Engineering, DEI statements are now a staple of third-year faculty reviews as well as promotion and tenure casebooks. Currently, the college is working with the National Center for Institutional Diversity (NCID) to establish rubrics for the evaluation of these statements and is developing faculty guidance on ways to engage in DEI activities.

One department within CoE has created a manual to support this work, which is being considered for collegewide distribution. We view CoE’s progress as potentially trailblazing and look forward to future discussions with deans across campus about taking similar steps.