I believe diversity work is most effectively approached through the positive intersections of inclusion, diversity, belonging and equity.
The OIE primarily serves faculty, staff, academic support, post-doctoral, and research employees and provides leadership, consultation, and programming to strengthen policies and structures and collaborates with various stakeholders to help NYUAD become a more diverse and inclusive institution.
The OIE aims to establish and sustain a thriving inclusive community at NYU Abu Dhabi that supports, fosters, and engages the research and intellectual curiosity of our diverse students, faculty, staff, administrators, and alumni.
We are a dynamic global community where inclusion and academic excellence are interdependent. Our teaching, pedagogy, research, and emerging leadership creates and promotes globally relevant productions of new knowledge to prepare our students for a diverse, complex, and ever-changing world.
NYU Abu Dhabi’s commitment to building and strengthening a university-wide culture of inclusion, diversity, belonging, and equity led to the creation of the Office of Inclusion and Equity. As part of the Office of the Vice Chancellor, we provide expert consultation, tools, resources, and innovative strategies to help guide NYUAD leaders, faculty, and staff alike towards a more inclusive future based on sustainable practices.
We do this through:
Answering questions and providing guidance to supervisors, units, departments, academic divisions, groups, and employees on equity and inclusion practices, diversity challenges, and preventative or problem-solving strategies (e.g., mitigating unconscious bias, etc.).
Providing and sponsoring awareness sessions and customized workshops on a variety of topics tailored to various campus needs and constituencies in order to encourage an environment of continued learning, development, and self-reflection.
Developing leadership initiatives such as mentoring programs, learning modules, and resources to promote the development of faculty and staff and ready them to lead in our globally diverse community. Works in close partnership with the Vice Provost for Faculty Advancement and Engagement, Academic Appointments and Human Resources.
Partnering with other departments such as Spiritual Life and Intercultural Education (SLICE) and Learning and Organizational Development to co-sponsor workshops and learning programs for the ongoing development of intercultural fluency.
The IEAC is the action-oriented body that assists and guides the administration in implementing commitments and recommendations, and in achieving a greater state of transparency in discussing race, diversity, belonging, and equity on campus.
The NYU Abu Dhabi Accountability Framework aims to ensure that the University's commitments to integrate inclusion, diversity, belonging and equity exist within all of NYU Abu Dhabi's programs in a tangible and sustainable manner.
The Office of Inclusion and Equity (OIE) is committed to building and strengthening a university-wide culture of IDBE. We would like to share a wealth of articles, books, academic research, insightful talks, and information produced with the goal of educating our community on these crucial topics. We have curated a selection of resources and will update these pages periodically. Dedicated Resources are available for faculty, staff and students.
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