In June 2020, President Nair challenged Arcadia to make a Radical Change as a means to end systemic racism, challenging the Arcadia community to become a reflection of the world in which we want to live. Prioritizing the experience of Black and other marginalized students, 41 ABRI initiatives were established. Recognizing that a diversity of perspective contributes to a rich, deep educational experience, it is essential that the Arcadia community is vigilant in ensuring that pedagogy, policies, and procedures are fair and equitable.
In 2021, the Office of Access, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (AEDI) was established as a means to provide leadership for creating an environment of equity and inclusion. To help us deliver these crucial changes in our community, we are creating an AEDI Liaison role to embed the work more broadly and deeply. Liaisons will pay close attention to the pedagogical, programmatic, and practical ABRI/JEDI issues at the unit level. This team will work to model Acadia’s lived values and engage the Adaptive Strategy to achieve our efforts.
AEDI liaisons will engage with the AVP at bi-weekly meetings. Expectations of the liaison role include but are not limited to the following: