Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Collaborative
Along with Georgia Southern University, the College of Science and Mathematics (COSM) celebrates diversity in all its forms. All populations will feel valued and respected, regardless of race, gender, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation or identity, education, or disability. In addition, the University will capitalize on distinctive, unique campus cultures while encouraging strong institutional unity. COSM aims for its people, communities, and disciplines to be diverse and inclusive to ensure vitality as an institution of higher education. We aim to meet the following objectives:
- Recruit, retain, and graduate a diverse graduate and undergraduate student body.
- Recruit and retain a diverse faculty, staff, and administration that is committed to diversity and inclusive excellence.
- Support and develop community engagement and relationships focused on inclusion.
DEI Collaborative Newsletter
- AUGUST 2020: Why is it important for departments to work on diversity & inclusion?
- SEPTEMBER 2020: Collaboration & Team Management
- OCTOBER 2020: Gender & Sexuality
- NOVEMBER 2020: Race & Ethnicity “(Un)conscious Racism: Black & Asian Experiences Intersect”
- JANUARY 2021: Being a Good Ally in STEM
- FEBRUARY 2021: Accessibility
- MARCH 2021: Inclusive Teaching – Part 1
- APRIL 2021: Confronting Anti-Asian Discrimination
- AUGUST 2021: (In Case You Missed It)
- SEPTEMBER 2021: (Same Pandemic. Different Experiences.)
- OCTOBER 2021: Heritage & History
- NOVEMBER 2021: Heritage & History
- JANUARY 2022: Workload Equity
Co-Leaders: Karelle Aiken, Sabrina Hessinger, Brandon Quillian, Brigette Brinton
Administration: Brian Koehler
Staff: Amanda Klingel
Biology: Sara Gremillion
Chemistry & Biochemistry: James Carter
Geology & Geography: Kathlyn Smith
Mathematics: Jim Brawner
Physics & Astronomy: Hua-Jian Jason Liu
Demographics and Data
- Data and Demographics
- Student Enrollment Data
- Fact Book & Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)
If other types of data on COSM students or faculty are needed, contact a COSM Assistant/Associate Dean or GS Institutional Research.
Inclusive Teaching & Resources
Work with our University partners to grow a culture of inclusive excellence in our college by providing opportunities and a safe-space to address themes and issues of inclusion; maintain an up-to-date list of Student Support Resources; provide trainings and resources for COSM students, staff and faculty; and provide access to evaluations tools that can be used to periodically assess COSM’s progress in this important effort.
Contact: Karelle Aiken firstname.lastname@example.org
Diversity & Inclusion Strategic Plan
Work with members of the college to develop guidelines for the implementation of COSM policies and procedures that reflect, sustain and promote a culture of inclusive excellence throughout the college.
Contact: Sara Gremillion email@example.com
Promotion, Tenure, Teaching, & Workload Documentation
- COSM Promotion & Tenure
- DEI Teaching Resources
- Example Diversity & Basic Needs Statements for Syllabi
- Examples of Ways to Document DEI Contributions
- Addressing the Impact of COVID (or Other Events) on Workload and Productivity
Institutional DEI Groups
- Women in STEM Alliance
- Faculty Contact: Sabrina Hessinger: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Georgia Southern Chapter for the National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers (NOBCChE)
- Faculty Contact: Ria Ramoutar: email@example.com
- Students with Disabilities Advocacy Group
- Gay-Straight Alliance Statesboro
- Faculty Contact: Clare Walsh: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Gay-Straight Alliance Armstrong
- Looking for more? Check out the full list of COSM student organizations and learning communities on the main webpage or look for more groups in Eagle Engage.
Georgia Southern University
- Student Support Resources
- Office of Inclusive Excellence Allyship Newsletter
- President’s Diversity Advisory Council (PDAC)
- Resources for Undergraduate Researchers
- Office of Multicultural Affairs
- COSM Promotion and Tenure
Sites, Articles, Talks
- Curated list of readings on Black Lives Matters & Racism
- Diversity in STEM: What is it and Why it Matters
- Institute for Broadening Participation-Pathways to Science
- NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
- GradSchoolHub: Repository of student support articles and graduate school programs
Need something? We are here for you! Helps yourself to anything in the pantries.
- Armstrong campus: 1st floor of Science Center, alcove near SC 1001
- Statesboro campus: 1st floor by stairs of Chemistry/Nursing Building near the Gus Mart
- Statesboro campus: Biological Science building, 2nd floor, past the restrooms (Rm 2276) in the student quiet area.
Last updated: 3/3/2022