In June of 2022, the Indiana University School of Medicine Faculty Steering Committee (FSC) approved a modification to the school’s promotion and tenure expectations requiring faculty to report activities in diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI). This change was first introduced in January 2022 with the goal of better aligning faculty expectations with the values articulated in the IU School of Medicine Honor Code.
In addition to aligning with the Honor Code, this proposal also aligns IU School of Medicine more closely with recently approved efforts by the IU Indianapolis Faculty Council to recognize DEI activities for promotion and tenure.
Three Year Implementation Timeline
- Ongoing: Communication, training, resource development
- 2023–2024 cycle (dossiers due Spring 2023): DEI statement, CV designations optional
- 2024–2025 cycle (dossiers due Spring 2024): DEI statement, CV designations expected, but dossiers not sent back if missing
- 2025–2026 cycle (dossiers due Spring 2025): DEI statement and designated CV items expected, dossiers sent back if missing
During this phase-in period, the school will facilitate training opportunities and develop resources for faculty, departmental leaders and promotion and tenure committees to learn how to meet, articulate and evaluate this new requirement. Faculty members will have several years to complete this requirement.