Diversity Task Force Report: August 2010

Background

The Diversity Task Force (DTF) was established in 2009 to develop a “report card” assessing whether the Committees and the Board of the Division are representative of the many constituencies within the Division and are providing an inviting environment to attract potential members of various diverse backgrounds. This charge to the DTF was completed and is summarized in the April 2010 report to the Division Board. At that time, the remaining charge to the DTF was to develop suggestions for implementing the recommendations developed by the DTF; and this will be the primary focus of this report. As noted in that report, the task of increasing diversity in the Division falls to the entire leadership and will be the unique task of the committees to implement changes.