Department and Unit Initiatives

The science division will identify and share the best practices that are working and will continue to address issues of concern among our faculty, staff, students, and postdocs.

In partnership with the Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging (ODIB), the division has formed the Science Liaisons for Inclusive Excellence (SLIE) committee to advance our Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging work in the coming year. In AY 2020-2021, we asked our ten departments to identify concrete actions they will undertake that best address their particular community’s concerns and aspirations. Departments and units completed anonymous climate surveys. The results (analyzed by Harvard College Institutional Research), may be found at the Climate Survey page. 

As departments and units create their own web content in this area, we will add their links to the existing list below:

Astronomy

WORK-IN-PROGRESS

Department Website: https://astronomy.fas.harvard.edu/

Chemistry & Chemical Biology

WORK-IN-PROGRESS

Department Website: http://chemistry.harvard.edu/

Earth & Planetary Sciences

WORK-IN-PROGRESS

Department Website: https://eps.harvard.edu/

Human Evolutionary Biology

WORK-IN-PROGRESS

Department Website: https://heb.fas.harvard.edu/

Mathematics

Website: https://www.math.harvard.edu/
Community Website: https://people.math.harvard.edu/~community/


DIB Committee Goal/Charge:  The goals of the committee (and the department) are continually being evaluated and developed. We aspire to create a welcoming and collaborative mathematical community in which all who are interested in mathematics can feel they belong.  The committee is in charge of our community web page, which we hope will serve as a forum for an ongoing conversation about community matters.   The committee is also responsible for transforming suggestions and ideas into action.      

Molecular & Cellular Biology

Website: http://www.mcb.harvard.edu/ 
DIB Website: https://www.mcb.harvard.edu/department/diversity-inclusion-and-belonging/
Email: MCB_Diversity@fas.harvard.edu


Community Task Force on Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging:  In academic year 2019-2020, MCB formed a Community Task Force on Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging to help the department fully realize its mission of achieving inclusive excellence. Comprised of students, staff, postdocs, administrators and faculty, the task force will employ existing quantitative and qualitative research to critically analyze our departmental culture, current practices, policies, systems and structures, and develop evidence-based recommendations and measurable goals for best practices, programs, and initiatives. In addition, the task force serves as a resource for community engagement, and as a sounding board for ideas and feedback. 

Organismic & Evolutionary Biology

WORK-IN-PROGRESS

Department Website: http://www.oeb.harvard.edu/ 

Physics

Website: http://www.physics.harvard.edu/
DIB Website: https://equityinclusion.physics.harvard.edu/
Email: equity@physics.harvard.edu

EIC Executive Committee: We are a community brought together in the pursuit of scientific knowledge, and recognize and uphold the dignity and agency of all community members. We value equity, integrity, and responsibility, which form a foundation for inclusive discourse, healthy collaboration, and respect. We commit to learn from each other to foster an environment that embraces discovery, creativity, and development. 

Statistics

WORK-IN-PROGRESS

Department Website: http://www.stat.harvard.edu/ 

Stem Cell & Regenerative Biology

WORK-IN-PROGRESS

Department Website: https://hscrb.harvard.edu/

Center for Brain Science

Center Website: http://cbs.fas.harvard.edu/

Harvard Forest

Website: https://harvardforest.fas.harvard.edu/

 

The Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging Committee (the DEIB Committee or the Diversity Committee) is a standing committee at the Harvard Forest with representatives from all departments. The Committee was established to advance the diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging goals articulated in the 2021 HF Strategic Plan. We are committed to continuing to build a community where all are welcomed, valued, and able to thrive through collaboration and accountable, growth-minded leadership.

Meetings are every other Monday from 11a-12p and are open to all Harvard Forest community members!