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IIDEA Committee

The purpose of Rutgers School of Social Work's Committee for Inclusion, Intersectionality, Diversity, Equity and Advancement (IIDEA) is to advance the School's initiatives that further inclusion, intersectionality, diversity, equity, and advancement.

Based on the School of Social Work's strategic plan, the IIDEA Committee was established in fall 2020. Dean Cathryn C. Potter charged the committee with the following:

  1. In partnership with the Office of Academic Affairs, advance a conceptual/theoretical framework that undergirds the initiatives that further inclusion, intersectionality, diversity, equity, and advancement (IIDEA) for social justice for the school, and for agencies that partner with the school, in order to carry out the core mission of SSW.
  2. In partnership with multiple SSW entities, including the curriculum faculty, and the staff council, to lead development and implementation oversight of a comprehensive, evolving, multi-year plan that advances IIDEA within the school, and agencies that partner with the school.
  3. Identifying areas where inclusion, intersectionality, diversity, equity, and advancement need to be addressed and make recommendations to the Dean, administration, and faculty to address the identified areas.

To learn more about the members of the IIDEA Committee, click on the link below. 

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Committee Members

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