Diversity & Inclusion Statement

Diversity & Inclusion Statement

The Research, Educational Measurement, and Psychometrics (REMP) concentration at the University of Massachusetts is committed to increasing diversity and inclusiveness in our field. We provide equal opportunity to, and encourage applications from, people of all races, ethnicities, religions, genders, sexual orientations, gender identifications, incomes, ages, and physical abilities.              

We acknowledge that diversity enhances the relevance and substance of our work. By embracing diversity and inclusion in all that we do, we strengthen our community, our pedagogy, our research, and the future design, development, and delivery of assessments that account for and value the inherent differences across and between diverse populations.

It is incumbent upon each member of the REMP community to share the responsibility of creating and maintaining an environment of mutual respect and support.                    

We recognize that diversity is an ongoing commitment, rather than an outcome measured in a single point in time. Consequently, REMP will continuously and proactively adhere to the following principles:                    

  • Engagement: educate (through workshops, guest speakers, coursework, activities) our students and faculty to be social justice advocates                            

  • Awareness: students and faculty must commit to, at all times, critically analyzing our own perspectives and identities, consider our implicit biases, and understand the impact these perspectives and biases have on the development of assessments    

  • Representativeness: actively work to increase the presence of underrepresented and historically marginalized groups in our program through intentional recruitment plans and comprehensive retention efforts    

  • Accountability: hold ourselves accountable for acknowledging and working against all forms of oppression and discrimination