The Community, Diversity & Inclusion Committee is a committee created to advance the Walter H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering’s commitment to building a diverse and inclusive community across two campuses.
The committee will engage in education – educating our students, faculty and staff on how to learn and unlearn behaviors that hinder/promote inclusive communities and ; inclusion – recruitment of diverse students, faculty and staff; supporting, faculty and staff organizations and leading training on diversity, inclusion, and bias; support – providing appropriate resources and helping community members who have experienced racial harassment, microaggressions or other inequities; and response – problem solving, change management, and advise the chair of the department on all matters concerning community, diversity and inclusion for students and faculty and staff. To attain true academic excellence, this committee consists of faculty, student, and staff representatives.
The CD&I Committee has 4 Subcommittees, each with their own focus:
– to amplify the visibility and voice of the CD&I; to ensure CD&I members are engaged in communications (e.g. from the BME Chair) to the broader GA Tech/ Emory community (e.g. condemning injustice, celebrating major anti-racist milestones
– to ensure BME’s research labs support their members’ sense of belonging and success, in part by providing faculty with the tools they need to assess and improve their lab’s culture and climate
Curriculum and Teaching
Hiring and Retention