|WHOI Diversity Committee Meeting Minutes|
13:30 to 14:30, MRF Room 204
Attending: Tom Farrar, David Gaylord, Annette Hynes, Mary Lardie, Bernhard
Peucker-Ehrenbrink, Joan Watring, Sheri White (all WHOI Diversity Committee).
Jian Lin, Julia Westwater (Woods Hole Diversity Advisory Committee); Ann Sweck
Review of Events and Ideas for the Future
reviewed the activities that have taken place since August including Diversity
Movie Night, the Harvest Ball, and the Open Meeting. We discussed ways that the Committee could be
more proactive in promoting diversity at WHOI, including helping PIs to include
diversity items in their NSF proposals (to fulfill Criterion II), making
connections with minority-serving institutions, and networking at national
meetings. It was noted that HR’s
advertising budget has been significantly increased this year which will help
in advertising WHOI positions to a much broader and more diverse population.
Voter turnout appears to be around 20%, with the
election ending this week. Out-going
members will count the ballots on Tuesday, February 3rd. The next meeting (with both incoming and
outgoing members will be Tuesday, February 24th at 1:30 pm in the
village (pending the availability of incoming members).
- The Diversity Brochure
is close to being ready.
Annette and Ami will finalize plans with Graphics.
PEP Program, sponsored by the Woods Hold Diversity Advisory Committee, is
starting this Summer. The
application deadline is February 1st, and they hope to have
~12-15 students. Students will
participate in coursework during June at SEA. Instructors from USGS, WHOI, and NOAA
will teach modules in Physical Oceanography, Chemistry, Biology, Geology,
and Ecosystems Management addressing the overall theme of Global Climate
Change. The coursework will be
followed by research internships at the six institutions. PEP students will earn college credit through
of Maryland Eastern Shore.
Week 2009 will likely be the 2nd week of August.
Future Meeting Dates
24th 1:30-2:30 pm – Smith Conference Room (Village) – tentative
Last updated: May 3, 2010