Department Statement on Diversity and Inclusion
The mission of the TMI department is to develop global and principled leaders who aim to create sustainable and meaningful innovations that have a positive impact on society and the earth. Through scholarship, teaching, mentoring and engagement, we aim to cultivate a diverse community of identity, thought and experience thinking, viewpoints, and perspectives with regards to race, nationality, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, and socio-economic backgrounds. We hold ourselves accountable for treating all individuals with respect in support of societal pluralism.
Diversity includes diversity of identity, thought, experience and perspective. It is essential in teams and organizations. Diversity is also at the core of our community: everyone, - students, staff and faculty, – belongs to our community and adds a valuable contribution. We all learn from each other, and we respect divergent perspectives and ideas.
Diversity and inclusion are not only concepts we refer to and teach. We recognize their role in creating welcoming and inclusive spaces for all our students. We are committed to enact diversity and inclusion. They are enacted in the classroom, which we conceive is a safe space for exchange and dialogue across cultural, socio-economical, disciplinary and individual boundaries, and in our interactions with students beyond the classroom – through extracurricular activities clubs or informal conversations.
As a department at the intersection of technology, management and innovation, within an engineering school, we have a unique opportunity to make a broader impact on the development of ethical technology as well as well on social and economic equity. By encouraging research and teaching focusing on ethical technology and socially and economically sustainable management, we can cultivate business practices and technologies promoting social, economic, and environmental justice.
We recognize that this statement is aspirational and that we are a work in progress, both as individuals and as a department.
Graduate students enrolled in other NYU graduate programs may request enrollment in TMI courses with the approval of their graduate program advisor. Please review the NYU cross-school registration policy prior to submitting cross-registration requests.
For students outside of the department that wish to take courses from TMI, please use our TMI Cross Registration Form. So long as there is room in the course and the home advisor approves, students will be issued a permission number to join the course. Permission number requests will be reviewed by the department beginning the week before the start of each semester.
Disclaimer: TMI students may cross-register for up to 6 credits from their allotted 12 elective credits. Courses registered outside of the cross-registration process/without approval from your advisor will not be counted towards your degree