Colleges of Media Sciences

Diversity and Inclusiveness

The College of Communication and Media Sciences strives to be a 21st century learning community defined by excellence through the affirmation of differences in the composition of its leadership, faculty, staff, and students.  The College’s model for diversity and inclusiveness is within the applicable laws, regulations and cultural norms of the United Arab Emirates. It specifically endorses initiatives aimed at incorporating diversity and inclusion into the academic culture of the College by engaging students, faculty, and staff in learning varied perspectives of domestic and global diversity, inclusion, and social justice; and a commitment to ensuring that all cohorts/communities within the College feel welcomed, supported, included, and valued by sustaining an organizational environment that acknowledges and celebrates diversity and employs inclusive practices throughout daily operations.  

The College’s Diversity and Inclusiveness Plan has five goals:

1. Engage students, faculty, and staff in teaching and learning varied perspectives of domestic and global diversity, inclusion, and social justice;

2. Ensure College curriculum and environment is supportive and respectful of differing values and perspectives, as defined within the applicable laws, regulations and cultural norms of the UAE;

3. Prepare all students for the opportunities and challenges of professional careers in communications in the UAE and Arab world;

4. Enhance and increase faculty and staff understanding of cultural diversity and inclusiveness globally and domestically;

5. Maintain a diverse faculty and staff, as defined within the applicable laws, regulations and cultural norms of the UAE.

Diversity means the ever present interaction of different nationalities, races, genders, social classes, special needs, religions, views, perspectives, and beliefs. The College’s model for diversity and inclusiveness means nurturing the acceptance and respect for these differences among students, faculty and staff in a safe and positive academic environment within the applicable laws, regulations and cultural norms of the UAE.