Diversity, equity and inclusion
The College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR) is committed to promoting an inclusive and supportive environment for all faculty, staff and students. View a page of selected resources.
A CANR Diversity Committee will be developing activities, training and programming aligned with UD's Diversity Action Plan.
The College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR) Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Committee is developing a college-wide action plan to enhance diversity, close achievement gaps, and create a welcoming physical and cultural environment. Student input is critical to this process.
We invite the entire CANR community — undergraduate and graduate students, staff and faculty — to attend a 90-minute virtual town hall. CANR administration and the DEI Committee will offer insight on action steps we have taken and plan to take, as well as address student concerns submitted through an anonymous student survey.
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Members of the UD community are encouraged to report concerns through regular lines of communication such as unit management, Human Resources, the Internal Auditing and Compliance Office or other campus entities as appropriate.
Click the gold UD Compliance Hotline button below to access an anonymous, confidential and independent resource, serviced by EthicsPoint, as for reporting suspected misconduct and other issues of concern in the workplace.
CANR Classroom and Workplace Climate Survey
CANR has partnered with the Office of Equity and Inclusion to conduct a college-wide assessment of diversity, equity and inclusion efforts and engagement. In addtion to examining college documents, programs and processes, a crucial piece of this assessment is input from members of the college community collected through the classroom and workplace climate survey.
It is important now more than ever that we identify ways in which we can effectuate real and lasting change.
One of the first steps to developing a strategic diversity, equity and inclusion action plan is to assess the current climate and culture within the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources.
Students also emphasized the need for more transparent follow-through on efforts to increase social justice awareness among members of the college community. There was a desire to hear DEI matters discussed more openly and consistently by their advisors and supervisors. In an effort to do this a brief student feedback survey tool was designed by the CANR DEI Committee because student input is critical to this process and to the outcomes.
The Future of STEM
With ever-changing economic factors, now is a daunting time to seek employment. Experts in several STEM fields - cybersecurity, medicine, technology and applied statistics - shared their insights on emerging career opportunities with Diversity in Action.
One of the panelists speaking to this topic is Dr. Thomas W. Ilvento is a professor and former chair of the Department of Applied Economics and Statistics at the University of Delaware, which is a founding partner in the master's in data science program and offers an under- graduate statistics major, a master of science in statistics, and a master's in applied statistics that is administered online.