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Call for Nominations: AAS Climate Site Visit Team

Monday, February 11, 2019 - 16:53

The AAS Climate Site Visit program is getting underway. At the invitation of a department's chair, a three-person site visit team will spend a day and a half with the department, conduct interviews in order to assess the climate, and draft a report. Departments will benefit by receiving constructive feedback from an unbiased team of neutral, highly-qualified peers.

We are now assembling a pool of talented, accomplished people to conduct the site visits, from which a team of three people will be chosen, based on availability, for each site visit. We envision that each site visit team will consist of a senior astronomer, another astronomer of a different identity from that of the senior astronomer, and a specialist in human resources, diversity, or another relevant area.

Those performing this service will make a major contribution toward advancing equity and inclusion in astronomy. There will be a modest honorarium for each team member for each visit, and we expect that this experience will be professionally valuable for anyone who has or aspires to a leadership position.

We invite nominations or self-nominations to the site visit team pool via questionnaire.

The deadline to be considered for inclusion in the 2019 site visit team pool is 28 February. Later applications will be considered for future site visit team pool.

Please don't hesitate to contact the members of the Site Visit Oversight Committee (SVOC) if you have questions about the site visit team pool:

Stuart N. Vogel
University of Maryland, College Park
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