Charge: The Committee on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion shall support and promote equality of opportunity and a healthy campus climate, with a focus on the areas the Faculty Senate oversees. The primary roles of the committee are:

  1. to present recommendations to the Senate, the Senate’s committees, and the administration in order to:
    • promote activities that encourage a balanced and multi-pronged approach to the reduction of barriers to equity, diversity, and inclusion in hiring, support, mentoring, retention, and advancement, and
    • increase access to leadership positions for faculty from underrepresented and marginalized groups;
  2. to encourage inclusive training and learning opportunities across campus that focus upon the experiences and perspectives of people from underrepresented and marginalized groups in order to transform and improve teaching, curriculum, and instruction;
  3. to promote support for faculty in areas of global engagement and cultural competency, and to encourage a sustained investment of deeper understanding of systems of inequality and power, both historical and ongoing;
  4. to seek feedback actively about the experience of faculty from underrepresented and marginalized groups and respond appropriately to concerns or opportunities brought to the Committee’s attention; and
  5. to communicate the Committee’s areas of engagement to other committees and councils and collaborate with them on projects of mutual concern.

Membership: One (1) Voting Member of General Faculty appointed by each electoral division; two (2) Voting Members of the General Faculty recommended by the chair of the Committee and appointed by the Chair of the Senate; plus one (1) Senator appointed by the Chair of the Senate. Nonvoting: Chair of the Chancellor’s Advisory Committee for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusive Excellence; the Director of the Office of Intercultural Engagement; the Director of the University Teaching and Learning Commons; and the Provost or appointed representative.


Faculty Senate Committees Annual Report Archive

Equity Diversity & Inclusion at UNCG:



  • Feminist Pedagogy.
    Overview of what is feminist pedagogy, and includes citations for application in varied disciplines, Gender and Education Association.
  • Creating Inclusive College Classrooms.
    Center for Teaching and Learning, University of Michigan.
  • Is Diversity Relevant to What I Teach?
    Includes short examples from Biology, Statistics, Math, Business, Communications, and Engineering about integrating issues related to diversity, Diversity Digest.
  • Cultural Competency for Social Justice.
    Blog post (Diane Goodman), ACPA Commission of Social Justice Educations.
  • Interrupting Heteronormativity.
    Farrell, Kathleen; Gupta, Nisha; and Queen, Mary, “Interrupting Heteronormativity: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pedagogy and Responsible Teaching at Syracuse University” (2004). Book 14.



  • Self-Assessments. National Center for Cultural Competence,
    George Washington University. A compilation of links to on-line self-assessment tools with a focus on cultural competences and service delivery with children, youth, and families; and educational settings and health and health disparities.
  • Implicit Association Test.
    The Implicit Association Test (IAT) measures attitudes and beliefs that people may be unwilling or unable to report. The IAT may be especially interesting if it shows that you have an implicit attitude that you did not know about. For example, you may believe that women and men should be equally associated with science, but your automatic associations could show that you (like many others) associate men with science more than you associate women with science.

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