Diversity Commitment News

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FAS EDI Learning Program Launch

Sept. 21, 2022
The FAS EDI Learning Program is launching with  Difficult Conversations are Courageous, featuring Angela Shaw. This event is scheduled for Wednesday, September 28, at 3 pm in Avaya Auditorium (POB 2.302). Please RSVP online via UT Learn.
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FAS EDI Learning Survey Results

Sept. 14, 2022
Dear FAS Community, Thank you for participating in the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Learning Survey. Your input is invaluable and will be the basis for ongoing growth across our portfolio.
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FAS Storytelling: Black Staff Experience

Feb. 22, 2022
The FAS EDI Committee will host a virtual event for staff who identify as Black to share their personal stories about their contributions and experiences at work and within their communities. The forum will also explore ways we can support and elevate an inclusive workplace for all.
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National Native American Heritage Month serves as reminder of campus diversity and environmental stewardship

Nov. 23, 2021
Great strides have been made in recent years to recognize more formally the history of the Americas prior to European colonization. In 2020, UT Austin’s Native American and Indigenous Studies program released a Land Acknowledgement for use across the university to demonstrate respect for the historic and current presence of Indigenous Peoples in the Greater Austin area and statewide.
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EDI Committee collaborates with IRRIS to provide meaningful EDI Learning Survey results

Nov. 16, 2021
In September 2021, the FAS Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Committee launched a survey of FAS staff to gather ideas for enhancing EDI awareness and education for the portfolio. The committee developed questions for the FAS EDI Learning Survey and sought advice on how to refine them from FAS Leadership, Institutional Reporting, Research, and Information Systems (IRRIS), and Learning and Development.