Equity and Inclusion

As it creates a 21st century curriculum, Bates will define an excellent liberal arts education in terms of the academic pathways it clears for all students. As our founders imagined, evolving concepts of social justice, equity-mindedness, and inclusive pedagogy will anchor our efforts. We will establish structures of decolonization that include implementing intentional pathways to recruit, support, and retain people of color and indigenous / first nations peoples, and their many intersectional identities.

Current Equity and Inclusion Initiatives. A webpage that we will update regularly that describes the Dean of Faculty’s work on equity and inclusion in academic affairs at Bates.

Foundational Dialogues. A description of the program including how and where to apply.

Curricular Working Group: An ad hoc committee of 5 faculty and 5 students exploring a requirement for Bates students for substantial engagement of issues of race, racism, power, and privilege.

Inclusive Excellence in STEM: A project that seeks to identify and remove barriers in academic pathways for all students by assessing and revising curricula and pedagogy in the sciences. Funded by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)

Mellon Curricular Grants: A project that seeks to identify and remove barriers in academic pathways for all students by transforming, structures, curricula, and pedagogies at the academic unit level.