SEABoard Diversity & Inclusion Committee
The 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 align 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
- 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. 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 regular recreation activities, promotion of campus-wide wellness programs and service opportunities, and possible participation in Cambridge/Boston area events.
SEABoard Professional Development Committee
The 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, professional development newsletters, advertising/promoting select national and regional professional development opportunities, content development and information sharing for venues such as the DSL Deans & Directors meetings and the DSL Speaker Series events. Each academic year, the committee also plans a DSL-wide conference focused on professional development.
SEABoard Steering Committee
The 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. The SEABoard Steering Committee members consists of the chairs of the three SEABoard working committees, Senior Staff liaisons, and staff from the DSL HR and Assessment teams. The Steering Committee convenes on a monthly basis to discuss progress and ensure that the goals and priorities of each area are being met and continue to be aligned with the mission and goals of the Division of Student Life.