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Diversity

JEDI Task Force

The INSTAAR Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (JEDI) Task Force was formed in April 2020. It grew out of the Diversity Committee, which started in 2016.

Leadership

Following a period of strategic planning, the JEDI Task Force is following through with specific courses of action in 2021. Task Force leadership have divided responsibility for taking these actions forward into general topics of recruitment, retention, education for INSTAARs, and policy development.

Current actions

The JEDI Task Force is working with INSTAARs and collaborators on a number of priority actions.

Membership

Membership in the Task Force is voluntary. Currently there are 36 INSTAAR participants, including staff, students, professional research assistants (PRAs), postdoctoral scholars, and faculty.

Calls for membership are sent via email at the beginning of each semester. If you are interested in joining, contact instaarit@colorado.edu.

 

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Events

SCEC workshop: Research mentor training

Thursday-Friday, July 8-9, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. each day

Register by July 5

This training is designed to help faculty mentors develop skills for engaging in productive, culturally responsive, research mentoring relationships, which optimize the success of both mentors and mentees.

Panel for SOARS students

Friday, July 9, 12:00-1:00 p.m.

This panel for students in the SOARS summer bridge program is an informal space where students can learn about what it’s like to be a graduate student in INSTAAR, how panelists got to where they are, and ask questions. The panel will take place on Zoom and is a joint effort of the INSTAAR Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) Taskforce and program leads Kadidia Thiero and Marissa Vara from SOARS.

Panel for RECCS students

Friday, July 9, 2:30-3:30 p.m.

Students can learn about what it’s like to be a graduate student in INSTAAR, how panelists got to where they are, and ask questions at this panel for students in the RECCS summer bridge program. The panel will take place on Zoom and is a joint effort of the INSTAAR Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) Taskforce and program lead Alicia Christensen from RECCS.

Panel for RESESS/USIP students

Thursday, July 22, 2:30-3:30 p.m.

This panel for students in the RESESS/USIP summer bridge program is an informal space where students can learn about what it’s like to be a graduate student in INSTAAR, how panelists got to where they are, and ask questions. The panel will take place on Zoom and is a joint effort of the INSTAAR Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) Taskforce and RESESS/USIP program lead Anika Wright.

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