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, wellness, and virtual 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.

*The Social Events & Wellness Committee is committed to fulling its mission to support staff during the COVID-19 pandemic. Initiatives undertaken by the Committee will adhere to all MIT COVID-19 policies and community expectations as described on the MIT NOW website.

SEABoard Professional Development Committee

The SEABoard Professional Development Committee and recently acquired DSL Reads strive to foster a culture of education, development, and support to all DSL members. The Committee develops and implements programming to enhance proficiency as professionals and staff engagement both in-person and virtually. Programming examples include: planning and executing the annual PD conference, engaging members through mentorship opportunities and articles in the DSL Digest, and creating occasions for individuals to develop their presentation skills and share their expertise during our bite-sized workshop series.

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.