- Any MCB community member may request time at a (monthly) Task Force meeting to raise a concern, and all are welcome to attend
- To get involved in current working group actions or suggest future initiatives, you can reach out to anyone on the taskforce or send an email to MCB_Diversity@fas.harvard.edu
- Interested parties should nominate themselves and/or others for membership on the DIB task force by e-mailing the out-going task force at MCB_Diversity@fas.harvard.edu by June 1st of each year
Goals for task force membership: The task force should represent all stake holders from the MCB community (undergraduate, grad students, post docs, research staff, administrative staff, faculty) as well as diversity in personal identities (ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, ability etc.). To balance institutional knowledge and provide continuity, ~50% of the members should overlap from year to year. Addition of new members will be discussed with the task force to ensure adequate representation from all groups.
Each May we will hold an MCB Community Task Force open house event, in order to: outline how the task force is governed, share what we are working on (initiatives still in progress) and our upcoming goals, and provide a space for prospective members to ask questions. Attendance at our May task force meeting is encouraged for prospective task force members looking to assess if they are interested in nominating themselves for a full seat on the task force, similar to attending a class during “shopping week”. The next year’s membership will be decided at the June CTF meeting. The incoming and outgoing CTFs will hold joint meetings in July to transition/hand-off any current projects.
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