The Luddy School has convened a task force on diversity and inclusion (D&I) with multiple aims, including examining the school’s strategy and current D&I related activities, drafting a Luddy School D&I plan, and making recommendations for next steps. Led by McRobbie Professor Beth Plale, the task force consists of broad membership across the school’s students, faculty, and staff along with key external engagement.
Luddy School Task Force on Diversity and Inclusion
The results of the task force are anticipated to be twofold:
- To provide a roadmap for strategic and measurable advances in inclusion and diversity; and
- To better position the school for external grant funding.
The task force will deliver on three tasks
The task force will inventory the current diversity and inclusion activities and efforts within the Luddy School. It will examine the inventory through the lens of the broader landscape of activities within IU and beyond while identifying opportunities and gaps.
Luddy BPC Research Harness
An NSF CISE directorate is expanding the solicitations containing the requirement that proposals include a well-grounded and broadened participation plan. The proposed research harness is a framework for faculty to utilize broader programming in their BPC plans.
School Plan for Diversity and Inclusion
The Strategic Plan for Inclusive Excellence is a school-wide plan creating goals for the school as a whole and individual departments as well as laying out milestones to track achievement toward the continuation of a diverse and inclusive Luddy School.
D&I Task Force Committee Members
Michael A and Laurie Burns McRobbie Bicentennial Professor of Computer Engineering, Data to Insight Center Director
MLS Program Director, Assistant Professor of Information Science
Senior Director of External and Corporate Relations
Associate Dean for Graduate Education, Associate Professor of Informatics
Professor (Computer Science)
Director, Laurie Burns McRobbie Serve IT Clinic
Office of Luddy School Associate Dean of Research