The Diversity Committee solicits, collates, and acts upon information regarding institutional diversity efforts in the department. The Committee is responsible for producing an annual report on all diversity efforts in the Department for inclusion in the Department’s annual report. This committee is composed of Tenure-Track/NTRC faculty (one of whom serves as committee chair), Full Time Instructors, and an undergraduate student.
Members of the 2023/2024 Committee: Ali Fuad Selvi (Chair), Lauren Cardon, Carrie Busby, Kailah Trice, Zion Lewis
TOCC (Teachers of Color Caucus)
The TOCC is a support system established by teachers of color who are committed to providing a safe space for all teachers of color, including Writing Center consultants, large-lecture TAs, Literature, and Composition GTAs, to receive support through dialogue, sharing and development of resources, and community-building events. This committee is chaired by a GTA.
Chair for the 2023/2024 academic year: Amrita Bakshi
AAWE (African American Women in English)
AAWE, African American Women in English, is a race-specific support group in the English Department designed to retain and nurture the intellectual development of African-American students. It began as a group for women but has since expanded to include African Americans of any gender identity. The mission of AAWE is to provide fellowship, a sense of community, and professionalization opportunities for its members.