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Thursday, November 30, 2017

The importance of CLA in the U’s climate and tone

The College of Liberal Arts has a special role to play in creating a campus climate in which we can all thrive. As a significant proportion of the faculty, staff, and students at the U, we in CLA must lead by example in building and driving a university culture and tone that values diverse backgrounds, viewpoints, and identities. In the CLA Neighborhood (aka intranet), we have gathered a list of resources on diversity, inclusion, and campus climate. Please let us know if you have suggestions for additions. Along with our leading-by-example role in building the U’s climate and tone, we all have the same obligation within our college. Whether by the way we treat each other within our departments and units, the tone of two-way communication between college offices and departments, the nature of the interactions between faculty and staff, or the nature of faculty-faculty and staff-staff interactions, we can and should build a tone and climate of respect and support.