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2021 Faculty Election

Lydia Boyd

Running for: Financial Exigency and Program Change Committee, Academic Affairs
  • Associate Professor
  • African, African American, and Diaspora Studies, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Appointed: 2010
  • Ph.D., New York University, 2010
UNC Service

In 2017 I served on one of the college sub-committees charged with developing the new Ideas in Action curriculum. Additionally for several years I have served on my department's Academic Affairs committee, which is charged with overseeing curriculum development and implementation in AAAD. I have also been the Diversity Liaison for my department since 2016, and have been actively involved in efforts to expand programming and guidelines that ensure diversity and inclusion at all levels on UNC's campus.

Candidate Statement

My main objective in this position would be to bring transparency and equity to the "financial exigency and program change" process, and to ensure that faculty voices are involved in decision-making. My work on the 2017 college curriculum revision gave me insight into the ways different departments engage with and contribute to general education requirements and the undergraduate experience. As someone with a long engagement with diversity work on the campus, I would bring an understanding of the importance of recognizing and responding to structural inequalities as part of the decision-making process regarding programming changes.

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