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Diversity Plan

College of Health and Human Services

Faculty and staff in the College of Health and Human Services (CHHS) value diverse opinions, perspectives, and world views.  We understand that creating an educational environment and learning community in which students are encouraged to explore and celebrate diversity provides a powerful educational platform on which to launch successful careers in national and international health and human services organizations. 

The goal of our college diversity plan is threefold and includes: 1) recruitment, 2) retention,  and  3) advancement of underrepresented groups of faculty, staff, and students. 

1.1 CHHS Goal for Diversity – Recruitment

Performance Indicator

Demographic makeup (gender, race, ethnicity) of student, faculty, and staff  groups

Tasks

  • 1.1A - Partner with high schools in the Northern Virginia and DC region to introduce career opportunities in health and human services to underrepresented groups
  • 1.1B - Include diversity references in position announcements for faculty and staff and in program publications for prospective students
  • 1.1C - Emphasize during committee and work group orientation sessions the importance of creating diverse applicant pools for faculty, staff, and student admissions

Persons Responsible

  • 1.1A -Assistant Dean for Student Affairs, Susan Swett
    Unit Administrators: Lisa Pawloski, Robin Remsburg, Cathleen Lewandoski, PJ Maddox
  • 1.1B - Dean, Thomas Prohaska
    Unit Administrators: Lisa Pawloski, Robin Remsburg, Cathleen Lewandoski, PJ Maddox
    Director of Operations, Lisa R. Joyner
  • 1.1C - Dean, Thomas Prohaska
    Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Frank Whittington
    CHHS Faculty Council, elected annually with one representative per academic unit

Timeline for Completion

  • 1.1A - April of each year
  • 1.1B - April of each year
  • 1.1C - April of each year

1.2 CHHS Goal for Diversity – Retention

Performance Indicator

Student program graduation rates and 3-year and 6-year faculty retention rates 

Tasks

  • 1.2A - Annual review of graduation rates and graduate diversity data
  • 1.2B - Annual performance evaluation reviews for retention issues among faculty and staff
  • 1.2C - Annual reviews of reappointment and tenure decisions for tenure track faculty and reappointment decisions for term faculty

Persons Responsible

  • 1.2A - Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Frank Whittington
  • 1.2B - Dean, Thomas Prohaska
    Unit Administrators: Lisa Pawloski, Robin Remsburg, PJ Maddox, Cathleen Lewandowski
  • 1.2C - Dean, Thomas Prohaska
    Unit Administrators: Lisa Pawloski, Robin Remsburg, PJ Maddox, Cathleen Lewandowski, 
    CHHS Faculty Council, elected annually with one representative per academic unit

Timeline for Completion

  • 1.2A - April of each year
  • 1.2B - April of each year
  • 1.2C - April of each year

1.3 CHHS Goal for Diversity – Advancement

Performance Indicator

Demographic makeup of faculty and staff members who advance in rank or pay grade

Demographic makeup of students, faculty, and staff who receive awards, honors, and other forms of significant recognition external to the university

Tasks

  • 1.3A - Annual reviews of faculty members promoted in rank and staff advancement in pay grades
  • 1.3B - Initiate opportunities for students to participate in student organizations and professional meetings
  • 1.3C - Emphasize diversity in nominations for faculty, staff, and student awards, honors, and other forms of significant recognition external to the university

Persons Responsible

  • 1.3A - Dean, Thomas Prohaska
    Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Frank Whittington
    Unit Administrators: Lisa Pawloski, Robin Remsburg, Cathleen Lewandowski, PJ Maddox
    Faculty Council, elected annually with one representative per academic unit
  • 1.3B - Unit Administrators: Lisa Pawloski, Robin Remsburg, Cathleen Lewandowski, PJ Maddox
  • 1.3C - Dean, Thomas Prohaska
    Unit Administrators: Lisa Pawloski, Robin Remsburg, Cathleen Lewandowski, PJ Maddox
    CHHS Faculty Council, elected annually with one representative per academic unit

Timeline for Completion

  • 1.3A - April of each year
  • 1.3B - April of each year
  • 1.3C - April of each year

Approved 6/2010

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