A Review of the Diversity Statement and Diversity Action Plan for the School of Public Health
Monday, April 26th at 6 p.m.
In October of 2020, Dean Rodney Lyn announced the creation of a standing Diversity Council for the School of Public Health, chaired by Dr. Kim Ramsey-White, the Special Advisor to the Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI). During this Spring 2021 semester, the Diversity Council for the School of Public Health has been working on a Diversity Statement and Diversity Action Plan for the school. The Diversity Statement was crafted to reflect the School’s mission and values as a leading urban school of public health. To inform the development of the school’s Diversity Action Plan, the Diversity Council reviewed existing data from both university and school level surveys related to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Utilizing the inclusive excellence framework, the Diversity Council identified 17 objectives to put forth to the School ‘s community members.
The five target areas related to the inclusive excellence framework include:
Access and Success Goal
Develop and maintain an infrastructure that will support the recruitment and retention of a diverse and inclusive student body, faculty, and staff in the School of Public Health.
Climate and Intergroup Relations Goal
Create and sustain an organizational environment that acknowledges and celebrates diversity and employs inclusive practices throughout its daily operations.
Education and Scholarship Goal
Facilitate student, staff, and faculty engagement with curricula, research, work environment and school culture that represents and reinforces a commitment to social justice, health equity inclusivity, acceptance, diverse perspectives, and global competence.
Infrastructure and Investment Goal
Support the School of Public Health through equitable and inclusive administrative policies and investments.
Community and Partnership Goal
Be a strong partner with and good neighbor to our region, contributing to economic and social well-being by providing accessible healthcare, innovative education, opportunity, and engaging alumni.
Join Dean Rodney Lyn and the Diversity Council for the School of Public Health for a Town Hall to review the work that has been done by the Council thus far and to hear feedback from you, our school community members. Your questions will be answered on air during the livestream.