This month, LSA Technology Services appointed Anthony King as our new DEI advocate. As we reorganize under our new name, explore the relationship with our new partners, and evaluate the ways we provide services to the LSA community, we have the chance to also examine issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion that impact our work. In his role as DEI advocate, he plans to help Technology Services to:
- Use more inclusive language on, and address accessibility issues for, our websites, documentation, videos, tools, and communications.
- Apply the Universal Design and Universal Design for Learning frameworks.
- Investigate whether we are recruiting from the same places, in the same ways we always do, potentially limiting the groups of people who are aware of our job openings.
- Look at issues of socioeconomic access to technology for students beyond the LSA Laptop Loan Program, and by working with instructors on course design using new software and hardware, make sure it doesn’t place an undue financial burden on the student population.
In addition, Anthony is forming a committee for DEI-related issues in Technology Services. If you’re interested in learning more, please contact him directly at 734-615-0099, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or in his office (2014 MLB).