Diversity. Equity. Inclusion. Social Justice.
CISA's inclusion committee is currently in the final stages of drafting a statement about CISA's commitment and passion for DEISJ work. Once they have finalized that, we will add it here. For now, continue to explore the site and the many features it has to offer.
CISA mission statement
To inspire diverse learners to realize their potential, create knowledge, and engage in the world with compassion, collaboration, and innovation.
CISA faculty, staff, and students value:
- Integrating sciences and arts in meaningful ways through research, teaching, and creative endeavors.
- Supporting and encouraging one another’s passions, dreams, and aspirations.
- Emphasizing inclusivity and social embeddedness.
- Addressing complex problems.
- Promoting persistence and resilience.
- Cultivating lives of curiosity, integrity, and self-reflection.
CISA’s commitment to structural change and response to systemic racism and violence
The College of Integrative Sciences and Arts is committed to transformative systemic changes in our college, our institution and our communities. This is our duty and responsibility. Our activism is rooted in our teaching and learning. Whether we are teaching in our classrooms, advising a student, engaging in a committee meeting with others, drafting policies, or any number of other activities related to our mutual enterprise at ASU, we find ourselves always and already implicated in a racist world.
Upcoming CISA events
The intention of April's DEISJ discussion will be to cultivate awareness and develop strategies to ensure more equal, inclusive and diverse recruiting and hiring practices for CISA faculty and staff. Though modest efforts have been made in university-wide training sessions to bring attention to avoiding hiring practices that engage in discrimination and implicit bias, the realities of ensuring a more diverse workforce often prove more complicated and require more focused attention at every level of the hiring process to ensure equitable outcomes. This discussion is a first step in CISA's efforts to consider the role of DEISJ efforts in hiring and other practices.
Check back for more details soon