A call for parent volunteers from the CAC Faculty & Staff DEI Design Team to join the Discovery Committee discussion on October 27, an essential step in the AIM online survey to be conducted soon. Let’s support our teachers and staff!
We hope this email finds you well. The faculty & staff DEI design team is in the final stages of preparation for the AIM survey and discovery groups. Please note that the AIM online survey will be open for you to complete from October 19 – November 2. CAC has set a goal for 80 – 100% participation from PTO. A link to the survey will be provided on October 19th.
On October 27th, the faculty & staff DEI design team will be coordinating the next step in the AIM Survey process which is the facilitating of Discovery Committees. The function of Discovery Committees “is to conduct the school self-assessment through small group discussions on various aspects of the school and involve a cross-section of the school community” (AIM User’s Manual, NAIS).
The Discovery Committees are an important opportunity for you to work in small groups to reflect upon the climate and culture of CAC as it relates to DEI and share your experiences as they pertain to specific topics related to the focus of your Discovery Group. In order to do this, we need to allocate everyone to a specific group. We’d like it to be a group you have some interest in, so we’d like you to fill out this survey. When filling out the form, please select “Other” at the bottom of the list of faculty and staff and add your name.
There are also a couple questions asking for some of you to serve as facilitators and note-takers. These roles are non-participatory, meaning that you’d be expected to focus on your role and responsibilities, rather than contribute your opinions to the group discussion. We need several folks for these roles, so if you feel you could help in this way, please let us know! We’ll have a training session for these roles after the survey time on October 19th. Please note that the timing of the discovery groups will be 12:30pm-3:30pm (EET) on October 27th.
In the meantime, if you have any questions about this upcoming survey or process, please feel free to reach out to the DEI design team chairpersons, Matthew Miller or Kamara Coaxum.
Faculty & Staff DEI design team—