Stanford University

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Our Milestones

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Stanford Earth are more than buzz words, these are principles that orient our vision and practices. This page serves as a visual tool to inform current and future efforts regarding the DEI Plan, increase transparency, and define our coming priorities.

For a more detailed description of the goals, explore the Stanford Earth DEI Plan.

DEI Progress Milestones - See how we have progressed in our goals through Educate, Enhance, Engage & Expect. Items completed, in progress and within 3 years.
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  • Create policy and training on respectful behavior
  • Expand educational resources
  • Establish Stanford Earth Postdoc Fellow program
  • Create Dean's Graduate Scholars program
  • Hire assistant director for DEI
  • Support early career faculty with multi-mentor program
  • Partner with Stanford-wide DEI council to diversify graduate school recruitment
  • Include DEI service in annual faculty reports
  • Expand holistic process for grad admissions with ACDIs
  • Connect departments to Stanford's IDEAL data dashboard
In Progress
  • Develop anti-bias faculty workshops
  • Expand mentorship across difference education
  • Create BIPOC awareness events and amplify DEI topics
  • Evaluate and improve inclusive physical and virtual environments
  • Diversity faculty through active recruitment and hiring
  • Invite BIPOC speakers and engage Stanford community centers
  • Expand outreach programs that reach local Bay Area Communities
  • Add DEI question to annual staff self-evaluation
  • Partner with IR&DS to collect data
  • Support department/program creation of DEI goals
  • Make transparent reporting processes for DEI grievances
Within Next 3 years
  • Build DEI best practices workshops
  • Support new school curriculum with environmental justice topics
  • Broaden DEI studnet positions to work with office
  • Create professional development for URM postdocs w/OPA
  • Support IDEAL Staff initiative and Earth System program initiative
  • Build relationships with HBCU institutions and Hispanic-Serving institutions
  • Develop a data-informed process to assess progress
  • Create Excellence in DEI Service Award
  • Organize annual dean + department meetings to report progress/needs
  • Create DEI advisory council to engage diverse voices
  • Establish
  • annual DEI/Respectful Community Dialogue event

See our Stanford Earth school demographics

Visit the Stanford IDEAL dashboard and use the pull down menu to select Stanford Earth and view our school statistics.



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