Provost's Faculty Advisory Committee on Diversity and Inclusion

The Advisory Committee on Diversity and Inclusion (ACDI) was formed by Provost Deba Dutta in 2015 with a primary charge to develop a plan for guiding and directing initiatives aimed at building a more diverse and inclusive Purdue. The ACDI developed recommendations to address recruitment, retention, and climate for undergraduate students, graduate students, post docs, staff, and faculty. The report and its related action items are available for viewing through the links below.

The ACDI structure and focus was reviewed and the group(s) are being relaunched with a focus on the future.  The new Faculty ACDI kicked off their meetings in the fall of 2020.  Their role is to:

  • advise Purdue's Provost/Chief Diversity Officer, Vice Provost for Diversity and Inclusion, and Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs on strategies for advancing campus diversity and inclusion generally and specifically supporting the success of underrepresented faculty;
  • represent the "pulse" of campus as a conduit for insights and concerns about diversity and inclusion/ faculty success across the University;
  • serve as a sounding board for new strategies and programs aimed at supporting faculty success and building a more diverse, inclusive, and equitable campus;
  • assist in defining priorities to be pursued for faculty including appropriate metrics to serve as goals for an ACDI action plan, as well as assessment of current initiatives for optimal impact in recruitment, retention, and overall success of faculty and especially women, underrepresented/faculty of color, LGBTQ faculty;
  • assist in the preparation and dissemination of a summary report at the end of each year to highlight progress/challenges on specific faculty diversity and inclusion goals; and
  • serve as ambassadors/liaisons for diversity and inclusion and assist in aligning, communicating, and supporting the faculty initiatives of the Division of Diversity and Inclusion, the Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs, and initiatives created and implemented by other units/groups across the university.
Faculty Advisory Committee on Diversity and Inclusion Members 
Advisory Committee on Diversity and Inclusion Report - April 2016 

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