Our Mission

The mission of the SPA Climate Committee (CC) is to maintain a welcoming and supportive climate within the School with special emphasis on inclusion, diversity and community building.  The CC will guide the School’s administration and staff in establishing structures to support communication and prevent bullying and sexual harassment.  The committee will include representation from the School’s faculty, postdoctoral researchers, graduate students, and staff.  It will be charged with assessing and monitoring the overall climate within the School and recommending any actions or changes in procedures and policies that could enhance it.  The committee’s members will be points of contact for any individual in the School to obtain advice and support in dealing with situations of concern, including challenges in adviser-advisee relationships and any instances of behavior incompatible with the environment of respect and collegiality that the School is committed to maintain.

View our full charge here:

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Contact us

Priscilla Cushman:
prisca@physics.umn.edu
PAN 327

Tony Gherghetta:
tgher@physics.umn.edu
WBOB 130-9

Lindsay Glesener:
glesener@umn.edu
SHEPLAB 193

Jennifer Kroschel:
jkrosche@umn.edu
WMSONH 145B

Karlen Shahinyan:
shahin@astro.umn.edu
PAN 320

Evan Tyler:
nucko006@umn.edu
FRASERH 391