|WHOI Diversity Committee Meeting Minutes|
Attending: Tom Farrar, David Gaylord, Annette Hynes, Peggy Rose, Ami Scheltema,
Joan Watring, Sheri White (all WHOI Diversity Committee).
draft is ready to go to Graphics, once we determine the proper project number.
WHOI-wide event proposal
group is being formed by members from various committees to hold a WHOI-wide
event on Saturday, October 18th.
The Diversity Committee is supportive of this effort and a couple of
members are interested in participating in the organization. As we understand it, this is a WHOI-wide
event that is not sponsored by a particular committee(s), similar to the WHOI
Overview of Meeting with Susan Avery
of the Diversity Committee meet with Susan Avery on August 12th. We reviewed with her the Diversity Status
Report and the Diversity Strategic Action Plan.
She was very supportive of our efforts, but also realistic with regards
to funding issues. She encouraged us to
look into the development of “programs” that could be funded by NSF programs
such as AGEP or through new capital campaigns.
Future Meeting Dates
Upcoming meetings are scheduled for the following
dates and locations. The October meeting
in the Village will be the Diversity Committee’s annual Open Meeting. The November and December meetings will be
one week earlier than usual so as not to conflict with the Thanksgiving and
1:30-2:30 pm – Blake Conf.
23rd 1:30-2:30 pm – Carriage House
28th 1:30-2:30 pm – Smith Conf.
Room (Village) OPEN MEETING
November 18th 1:30-2:30
16th 1:30-2:30 pm – TBD (Village)
Fall/Winter will be the first election of the WHOI Diversity Committee. In order to maintain continuity, seven of the
existing members will continue to serve for an additional year and six new
members will be elected. Members will be
given their preference to remain on the committee or step down. Nominations for new members will be collected
at the Open Meeting and on a webpage on the Diversity Committee website through
November. Required information for
nomination includes: name, department, position, and a short sentence on “Why I
would like to serve on the Diversity Committee?” which will be included on the
ballot. Ballots will be formulated in
December to ensure distribution of members across the Institution as dictated
by the Diversity Committee Membership Policy.
Voting will take place over two weeks in mid-January. New officers (co-chairs, secretaries,
webmaster, etc.) will be determined by the new committee at the February
Program Development & Funding
noted by Susan Avery, we need to think about “Diversity Programs” that we can
seek funding for through NSF, capital campaigns or other sources. Another mechanism for reaching our diversity
goals is funding through NSF grants for individual PIs or NSF Science and Technology Centers.
STCs are required to have significant components for Education and
Diversity. One thing the Diversity
Committee can do is have a page on our website with information on different
(existing) outreach programs that PIs can include to fulfill Criterion II as
well as improve diversity here at WHOI.
next Diversity Movie Night will be held on Thursday, October 2nd,
2008 in Redfield Auditorium. The movie
will be Europa, Europa (1990) which
is based on the true story of a Jewish German boy who survived the Holocaust by
falling in with Nazi soldiers and becoming a member of the Hitler Youth –
living in constant fear that his true identity will be discovered. This movie focuses on religious diversity which
has not yet been addressed by previous Diversity Movie Night showings.
Last updated: May 3, 2010