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Academic Affairs Diversity & Inclusion Update

On January 14, 2022, the division of academic affairs hosted its annual college wide diversity and inclusion update.  Fatima Rodriguez Johnson, associate dean, provided an overview of the work completed by all divisions of the college in 2020-21. Each vice president engages in discussions with their division and submits a racial equity operation that aligns with the six institutional priorities (community, curriculum/academic initiatives, educational programs, intersectional work, recruitment/retention, and training and skill building).

The highlights included:

  • Sixty community partnerships, 25% support racial equity and/or provided programs and services to Black and Brown communities.
  • An initial proposal for a Race & Ethnic Studies major was reviewed by the Academic Program Board (APB)
  • Honors Program curricula changes, 2 Western Civilization courses were replaced with one English course and one philosophy course
  • The college hosted 246 programs, 25 programs (10%) addressed race and/or racism
    and 23 programs (9%) addressed intersectionality
  • ALANA* representation among faculty 11%, adjunct 8%, staff 15%, undergraduates 21.7%, and graduate 15.6%
  • Draft of a Diversity & Inclusion in the Workplace Policy
  • Approximately 150 employees and 400 students participated in workshops and/or skill building opportunities addressing race and/or racism

The complete update can be found on the Diversity & Inclusion Wiki Page.

The responsibility of the diversity and inclusion committee is to monitor institutional progress, identify gaps, and make recommendations. If you are interested in joining the committee, please Email

*African American, Latinx, Asian, and Native American

Submitted by: Fatima Rodriguez Johnson, associate dean, Diversity & Inclusion


Guardian & Uprise Health

Take some time to read through Guardian & Uprise Health’s March newsletter to learn more about getting better sleep, embracing change, scheduling time for yourself and other Employee Assistance Program resources and events.

To access resources on the website, you will need to use access code: worklife

This month’s newsletter also features a webinar titled “Stop Counting Sheep & Improve Your Sleep,” which will take place on March 17 from 12:00 – 12:30 p.m.

Submitted by: Bethany Voorhees, executive associate, President’s Office