Diversity is inclusive, celebrates differences and common ground, and promotes respect among all people. A culture of openness of ideas and thoughts in, learning, research and engagement in the College and across campus is essential.
The Technology Diversity Committee (TDC) is a special committee (by the Dean's Memorandum) of Purdue's College of Technology that promotes the culture of diversity.
The mission of the TDC is to cultivate and sustain a culture of diversity and openness in the College and across the campus. The TDC will promote opportunities partnerships, leadership, awareness and communication for all students, staff and faculty.
The vision for the TDC is to ensure a welcoming climate of openness and fairness to students, faculty and staff in the College. Creating this climate will require the focused attention and awareness of diversity in recruitment, retention, education, research, and advancement where everyone can grow to their full potential. Recruiting and retaining a diverse student, faculty and staff population is a key priority. Activities will support forward thinking in diversity and the development of curricular experiences reflecting diverse perspectives, cultural competency, awareness and accountability.
Membership of the TDC will ensure representation of diverse input from all levels. The committee will report directly to the Dean of the College of Technology to positively affect the College. The Director of Diversity Programs will serve as an advisor to the Committee. Service on this committee is valued and important to the College and the University.
College of Technology constituents may nominate themselves to serve, or be called by the Dean. Committee members will be appointed by the Dean for a term of service lasting 1-2 years. The Dean will articulate that this effort is central to academic existence at Purdue. The committee will elect a chair at the start of each academic year.