Dean’s Advisory Committee for Diversity and Inclusion

The school-wide Dean’s Advisory Committee on Diversity and Inclusion (DACDI) was officially established in January 2013 to address topics related to diversity and inclusion at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

DACDI Purpose and Charges

To advise and support the Office of Diversity & Inclusion in fostering cultures of diversity, inclusion & belonging (DIB) learning & evidence-based  practices  throughout the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
DACDI is charged with three major activities: 
  • Support implementation of strategic diversity & inclusion priorities for the Harvard Chan School 
  • Assess and provide critical feedback on the implementation of specific programs and activities in the space of diversity and inclusion 
  • Support establishment of organizational unit cultures grounded in ongoing DIB learning & evidence-based practices 

DACDI Structure and Organization

The membership of DACDI includes all constituencies at the Harvard Chan School: students, faculty, postdoctoral fellows, research associates, research scientists, staff, alumni, and School leadership. DACDI consists of a full committee plus several working groups.

Flow chart describing DACDI structure. Dean of the Faculty is at the top level, then the Chief Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging Officer, who oversees the Office of Diversity and Inclusion and the DACDI. Underneath the DACDI there are four working groups: DIB Strategic Planning, Recruitment and Retention, Anti-racism/Culture and Learning, and Assessment

DACDI Working Groups

The working groups meet frequently throughout the year, and the meeting time is determined by the members. Time commitment related to taking part on a DACDI working group is at least two to three hours per month. The following is a list of working groups: 

  • Strategic Planning 
  • Assessment  
  • Anti-racism/Culture & Belonging  
  • Recruitment + Retention/Success 

To learn more about DACDI’s working groups, please visit our working groups page. 

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