- To get involved in current working group initiatives, you can reach out to anyone on the task force or send an email to MCB_Diversity@fas.harvard.edu
- Any MCB community member with a proposal or future initiative they would like to present to the task force may request time on the agenda at a (monthly) Task Force meeting by emailing 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 May 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 (between finals and commencement) we will hold an MCB Community Task Force Membership 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.