The charge of the Equity and Inclusion Task force was to present a clear set of recommended strategies to improve the climate at the Tobin College of Business for faculty, staff, administrators, and students regardless of ethnicity, gender, religion, and sexual orientation by January 2021. Specific attention was given to proposing strategies to prevent any implicit and explicit forms of racism within the St. John’s community and to foster a more inclusive academic learning and working environment. These recommendations considered feasibility and scalability – and identify a timeline.
At the Peter J. Tobin College of Business, we believe that all students deserve a high quality, fair, and transformational education. Our core values of diversity, equity, and inclusion are inseparable from our academic mission and we are intentional about fostering and providing a sensitive, inclusive, respectful, and supportive learning environment for all Tobin students, staff, and faculty, regardless of age, ethnicity, gender, ability, race, religion, or sexual orientation.
The DEI Task Force completed its work in January, 2021 and presented their recommendations to the Tobin Faculty Council in Spring, 2021. These recommendations are actively being discussed and implemented. Early results are as follows: