The Office of Academic Affairs & Diversity is housed in the Lamont Directorate, and has the following mission and focus:
1. To foster a sense of belonging for all members of the Lamont Community.
2. To broaden representation of underrepresented groups, including women and minorities, and promote diversity and inclusion among all scientific ranks at Lamont;
3. To develop guidelines, procedures, and initiatives for academic affairs and diversity. These include: search and recruitment procedures; appointments and promotions; salary structures; family leave; bylaws and governance; mentoring programs; awards and recognition; and the advancement of junior scientists.
BIAS TRAINING & PRESENTATIONS
This office conducts training and presentations on the following topics: Implicit Bias; Racial Bias; Gender Bias; LGBTQ+ Awareness. These sessions are especially customized to the STEM workplace. Sessions typically last 1 hour.