Our Central Question:

How might we improve belonging and inclusion for the students, staff, and faculty working in the Provost's Office and its VP reporting units?

About the Employee Engagement and Culture Council

The Office of the Provost Employee Engagement and Culture Council works to create a climate of belonging and inclusion for all employees throughout the Provost’s Office reporting units. 

The Council, comprised of faculty, staff, and student employees:

  • Identifies, raises awareness, and supports efforts that increase employee belonging and engagement, such as ideas for training, professional growth, and development to support job-related needs of employees.
  • Develops annual goals to achieve specific outcomes related to culture and engagement opportunities.  
  • Assesses the impact of the Council’s work and reviews other campus assessments to implement long-term strategies that continually create a supportive and inclusive culture.
  • Communicates the Council’s work as well as other relevant campus matters.
  • Partners with campus units to provide resources, support employee well-being, and other employee engagement initiatives.
  • Serves as an advisor to the Provost and their leadership team on matters related to employee culture and engagement.

Learn more about the Employee Engagement and Culture Council

Council Members

The Employee Engagement and Culture Council's members include a chair or co-chairs, staff and faculty members, and undergraduate and graduate students who work in a unit of the Provost’s Office.

View the list of council members


The Employee Engagement and Culture Council has several sub-committees, each focused on a specific aspect of creating a climate of belonging and inclusion for every employee affiliated with the Provost’s Office:

  • Inclusive Practice through Discourse
  • Train for an Inclusive Culture
  • Act on Gathered Data
  • Empower Bold and Sustained Change-Making
  • Building Community
  • Effectively Communicate
  • Collaborate Intentionally

Learn more about the sub-committees and their goals