For many faculty, dialogues related to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging can appear to be “outside” the scope of your research, teaching, and service. If that is the case, we hope you might rethink this perspective: to consider the ways in which intellectual diversity is a byproduct of the curation of a diverse representation of knowledge production from around the world. We encourage you to reflect on the multiple overlapping identities that many humans hold simultaneously at the university.
Our community’s strength is in our variety—including race, ethnicity, religion, and sexual orientation to gender identities, age, veteran status, and parental status and many other aspects of lived experience.
We encourage faculty to think about who is represented in the courses they teach, in the research they conduct, and the service in which they engage. Who is excluded from our disciplinary perspectives?
The DEIB Toolbox leverages campus resources in research, teaching, and service to help you track your participation and engagement in making our campus and classrooms inclusive spaces of intellectual diversity—one that welcomes all Jayhawks to engage and question the world around them.