Inclusive Excellence


CCAS has launched an Inclusive Excellence Initiative, which underscores the college’s commitment to creating a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment for all our faculty, staff and students. We want members of the CCAS community to feel affirmed, that they belong, that their contributions are valued and that they can be successful. We ask every faculty member to be proactive and responsible for continually examining and assessing their department or program’s curriculum, pedagogy and the diversity of its faculty.

Kelly Pemberton teaching at the front of a classroom, with content about Islamic mysticism projected behind her




CCAS leadership is working with departments and programs to advance the following goals:

  • Enhance Curricular Inclusivity: We are committed to continually examine our curriculum as we seek to make it more inclusive.
  • Facilitate Learning and Success: We are committed to facilitating academic achievement among all our students, regardless of their backgrounds.
  • Foster Diversity in Faculty Ranks: We are committed to growing the diversity of our faculty.


Faculty Openings

In early 2021, we solicited new faculty requests from our departments, schools and programs that would contribute toward these goals. We authorized 34 new faculty searches for the 2021-2022 academic year. We are strongly committed to fostering inclusive excellence and enthusiastically welcome applications from members of groups that are underrepresented in academia for all our searches.

Among these new searches, the college has targeted eleven searches specifically toward the goals of increasing curricular inclusivity and growing the diversity of our faculty ranks: