The Equity Committee of STLHE/SAPES respectfully recognizes that we all live, learn, and work on the traditional territories and sacred lands of First Nations, Métis, and Inuit people.
About the Committee
The Equity Committee was formed in 2022 at the recommendation of the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Task Force to advance the integration of EDI into the work and culture of the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE/SAPES). Members reflect a range of social identities, positionalities, and lived experiences, and demonstrate the Society’s broad commitment to social justice and ensuring fair and inclusive participation of all members.
The Equity Committee adopts and is guided by the “Statement of Core Values” drafted by the EDI Task Force in fall 2020, recognizing its vision and mission as also reflecting that of this new Standing Committee of STLHE/SAPES.
The Equity Standing Committee provides advice and makes recommendations to the Board of Directors and Executive Director on matters of policy, operations, and governance. In addition, the Committee may implement and/or oversee projects and activities within its scope as approved by the STLHE/SAPES Board of Directors.
The STLHE/SAPES Board of Directors intends that the Committee will model, in a transparent and concrete fashion, the organization’s commitment to:
- the ongoing re-examination of STLHE/SAPES’s processes and procedures to ensure continual attention to equity in all its activities;
- wide-ranging consultation and engagement with the membership to build on the “Statement of Core Values” and the “Enacting our Shared Values” documents developed by the EDI Task Force;
- demonstrating accountability and transparency throughout the organization, with regular communication with the membership; and
- ongoing education of the membership about equity throughout post-secondary teaching and learning.