Integrating Diversity & Equal Access In Learning Council (IDEAL)
The mission of the Integrating Diversity and Equal-Access in Learning (IDEAL) Committee shall be to initiate and support efforts that promote diversity at all levels of the institution while fostering a learning and working environment that is equally accessible and barrier free.
The council supports the college's diversity efforts through planning events; supporting issues related to barrier‐free physical access and equal educational opportunity; collaborating with other organizations to create partnerships; implementing the college's diversity action plan; and assisting in the college's hiring efforts.
IDEAL membership is made up of Bates employees and trustees. Meetings are held the fourth Wednesday of every month from 8 - 9 a.m. in the Diversity Center.
You can read the IDEAL Council's bylaws here.