Diversity and Inclusion
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Classroom
It is essential that diversity and inclusion be woven through all through what we do inside and outside the classroom. We believe that this starts the opening day when you are talking to students about expectations in the classroom through the syllabus. Below is a statement that could be added to the syllabus. Talking about diversity on day 1 lead by the professor sends a strong statement to students about the importance of inclusivity inside and outside the classroom.
The College of Engineering values diversity and inclusiveness as top priorities for our college community. We are committed to providing a safe and welcoming environment for our students, faculty and staff.
DEI Working Group
"The Ralph E. Martin Department of Chemical Engineering supports efforts in diversity of inclusion related to all aspects of what we do. We feel that diversity in our department strengthens all of us and are working to increase inclusion leading to greater diversity and great opportunities for all.”
- Jamie Hestekin, Chair, DEI Working Group
Working Group Members
- Jamie Hestekin, Professor, Working Group Chair (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Karthik Nayani, Assistant Professor (email@example.com)
- Tammy M. Lutz-Rechtin, Safety Coordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Keisha Bishop Walters, Department Head & Professor (email@example.com)
Please contact the DEI Working Group with any questions, comments or concerns.
Creating an inclusive campus enviroment where everyone feels valued and accepted begins with you. The Ralph E. Martin Department of Chemical Engineering encourges you to become an ally and educate yourself using the resources below.
University of Arkansas Libraries has created a libguide, "Diversity and Inclusion at the University of Arkansas Libraries," that offers an index of diversity services and resources to all students, faculty and staff that is a good jumping off point. After, look through the resources below.
These are educational resources relating to diversity and inclusion as prepared by Ralph E. Martin Department of Chemical Engineering faculty.
- Dr. Tom Spicer: Using Team Building to Focus the Intersection of Diversity and Inclusion with Process Safety Practice
- Dr. Christa Hestekin: Careers in Life Sciences