SEABoard Diversity & Inclusion Committee
The SEABoard Diversity & Inclusion Committee assists in developing a plan for DSL staff that integrates existing national best practices for division staff development. This committee researches diversity and inclusion core competencies and makes recommendations to help DSL staff increase their knowledge, skills, and awareness as a means of fostering a diverse, welcoming, and inclusive environment.
The committee advances the following goals aligned with leadership, recruitment and retention efforts:
- Work with Human Resources to improve DSL search committee chair training and tools for diverse recruitment and pipeline development;
- Identify and recommend best practices to increase diversity and inclusion core competencies among staff; and
- Suggest dashboard measures for the Division
SEABoard Social Events & Wellness Committee
The Social Events & Wellness Committee works to increase staff engagement and encourage work/life balance by focusing on holistic wellness. The committee accomplishes this by planning social events and wellness initiatives on- and off-campus, as well as supporting relevant programs across DSL. Social events include fall, winter, and spring socials, an all-staff breakfast, the Infinite Mile Awards ceremony, an annual holiday party, and socials with MIT partners to foster cross-campus relationships. Wellness initiatives include physical and general well-being activities, promotion of campus-wide wellness programs and service opportunities, and possible participation in Cambridge/Boston area events.
SEABoard Professional Development Committee
The SEABoard Professional Development Committee works to increase staff engagement through helping to foster a culture of staff learning and development. The committee creates and implements a variety of activities to enhance our skills as MIT staff professionals. These activities include workshops, advertising/promoting select national and regional professional development opportunities, and plan an annual, DSL-wide conference focused on professional development. We encourage staff to bring forward topics of interest to present on to all staff.
SEABoard Steering Committee
The Staff Engagement Advisory Board (SEABoard) Steering Committee serves in an advisory capacity to the Vice President and Dean for Student Life to promote staff engagement in the following areas: Diversity & Inclusion, Professional Development, Social Events & Wellness, and additional areas as requested. The Committee also makes available relevant data from instruments such as the Quality of Life and DSL Engagement survey.