Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion | NC State ISE

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Charge

The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Committee promotes the goals of diversity, equity, and inclusion among faculty, staff, students and other constituents in the Fitts Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering. 

Vision

The ISE Department is committed to creating an educational and working environment which values and welcomes all students, staff and faculty embracing their multiple and varied identities, approaches, viewpoints, and backgrounds. We strive to acknowledge unequal starting places and commit to correct and address imbalances and resolve systemic barriers.

Goals and Objectives

  • Develop a culture to attract and retain a diverse student body while increasing student access and affordability of an ISE degree.
  • Develop policies and procedures while utilizing benchmarks and best practices to promote fairness among ISE faculty/staff and students.
  • Recruit and retain diverse ISE faculty/staff to expand ISE abilities while developing current talent to meet their personal and professional goals.
  • Create and sustain a welcoming environment to promote a safe and supportive environment for the entire ISE body to work and learn.

Departmental Metrics

YearTotalWomenUnderrepresentedDoctoral
Students
1st Generation
College
Students
International/
Non- domestic
2021
Enrolled Grad Students20425.49%2.45%35.78%5.88%84.31%
Enrolled Undergrads33740%14%
2020
Enrolled Grad Students17926.26%5.33%37%13%82%
Enrolled Undergrads37345%12%

DEI Activities Dashboard

See what DEI has planned!
Activities
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Being Developed
Planned for Future
Develop a culture to attract and retain a diverse student body while increasing student access and affordability of an ISE degree.
Graduate Recruitment Event for Potential Applicants (Fall)
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Graduate Recruitment Event for Accepted Applicants (Spring)
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Summer outreach activities
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Activities
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Planned for Future
Develop policies and procedures while utilizing benchmarks and best practices to promote fairness among ISE faculty/staff and students.
Faculty/Staff Training on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Activities
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Department level DEI data dashboard
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Student Exit Survey and Alumni Survey
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Activities
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Recruit and retain diverse ISE faculty/staff to expand ISE abilities while developing current talent to meet their personal and professional goals.
DEI committee participates in faculty/staff search activities
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Student Awareness Campaigns on Fellowships/Scholarships
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Partnerships with HSI/HBCUs/TCUs
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Faculty/Staff Mentor Program
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Activities
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Create and sustain a welcoming environment to promote a safe and supportive environment for the entire ISE body to work and learn.
Affinity/Community Groups
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Town Hall Discussion with ISE Students
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Training for Teaching Assistants and Instructors
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DEI Statements in Course Syllabus
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Website Content Reflective of Student Demographics in ISE
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Department Seminars with DEI Content and Practices
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Affinity Groups

Creating a number of affinity groups within the ISE department is an important part of creating and sustaining a welcoming environment to promote a safe and supportive environment for the entire ISE body to work and learn.

See the ISE Affinity Groups and some of the events them have hosted

Seminars

We invite you to join us as we welcome a diverse group of guest speakers to the department. We encourage everyone to be a part of the excitement.

See the list of recent seminar speakers

Diversity Training

We think and do best together when we embrace diverse people and perspectives. To successfully solve the grand challenges in our world, we must ensure that our engagement builds on the accessibility and inclusion that furthers innovation and excellence at NC State.

See all that the University is doing to enhance our diversity in the workplace

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Suggestion Box

We are always interested in hearing comments and suggestions to better meet ISE’s vision for diversity, equity and inclusion! This form is anonymous and all fields are optional. Only provide your name and email address if you would like the DEI Committee to reply to your suggestions or comments.

 
This field is optional. Only fill it out if you want the ISE DEI Taskforce to reach out to you to address your suggestion or concern.