Diversity & Inclusion Committee

The Diversity Committee gathers information and data on current diversity issues, addresses concerns related to setting goals and the development of guiding principles that will enable Fine Arts Deans to create more inclusive environments in their institutions in a way that addresses inequities and systemic racism, and promotes the development and mentoring of higher education administrators (prospective Deans) of diverse backgrounds.

Areas of relevance that the Committee will be focusing on include but are not limited to:

  • Best Practices for Recruiting and Retaining Diverse Faculty in Institutions of Higher Education: Research has shown that increasing diversity in organizations and the workplace is not only a matter of social justice. It suggests that including diverse voices and experiences makes groups more knowledgeable, sensitive, efficient, creative and successful. Click here to read more.
  • Developing Conference programs and panel presentations on the challenges presented by diversity issues, and focusing on programs that have been and could be developed to address them, at the institutional level
  • Gathering information about what institutions are doing to address diversity and serving as a clearinghouse of information and resources for ICFAD members to reference

Articles of Interest

Diversity more than a black and white issue

Issues with diversity on campuses continue

Women, minorities face prejudice in academia


Al Romero, Dean
Mildred and George Weissman School of Arts & Sciences
The City University of New York , Baruch College
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Jean Miller, Dean
College of Fine Arts
Illinois State University
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Gail Baker, Dean
Communication, Fine Arts and Media
University of Nebraska - Omaha
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