In the summer of 2020, and in response to the protests and social unrest in the U.S. and around the world, the McCourt School redoubled our efforts to become a more diverse, equitable, inclusive, and anti-racist public policy school. Developed collaboratively with McCourt students, academic and research faculty, alumni and staff, the McCourt School developed a framework for confronting racism in our community.
In recognition of the need to remain engaged in this work at the highest levels of our school, in the fall of 2021 the McCourt School institutionalized our Confronting Racism work within our existing organizational structure in two related ways:
- established the Inclusive Environments committee as a standing committee, and assign responsibility for the Teaching & Learning, Partnerships and Impact recommendations to other standing McCourt School committees or offices, and
- created the Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (JEDI) Committee to coordinate this cross-school effort to advance our work on Confronting Racism, and other opportunities to expand diversity, equity and inclusion.