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CSJHS Diversity Committee

Committee Members
Criminal Justice Program Wendi Goodlin-Fahncke (Co-Chair) Wendi.GoodlinFahnckeutoledo.edu
Counselor Education Program Caroline O'Hara (Co-Chair)
Dean's Designee Lois Ventura Lois.ventura@utoledo.edu
Staff Member Sheree Madison-Emery
Student Member Sheerah Abdurrahman Basheerah.Abdurrahmanrockets.utoledo.edu
Student Member Kyle Brezinski

College Mission Statement (Relating to Diversity)

The mission of the College of Social Justice and Human Service is to have a college that reflects the diversity that is in the community that we represent. We will recruit a diverse student population, train all students in diversity, graduate students, and prepare students to work in diverse settings as well as with a diverse population. We will do this by incorporating diversity into our programmatic curriculum, teaching, research, and service activities. We will also recruit, retain, and promote diverse faculty and staff by creating a culture where diversity is recognized and valued.  

Executive Summary of the Diversity Plan

The College of Social Justice and Human Service is committed to diversity. Therefore, The College of Social Justice and Human Service strives to instill into all its academic, scholarly, and clinical endeavors the values, expectations, and behaviors that promote the understanding of cultural differences and fostering mutual respect.  

Despite the challenges facing the college, specifically with regards to the limited resources available and budget cuts, The College of Social Justice and Human Service strives to create a culture where diversity is recognized and valued as well as recruit and retain diverse student, faculty, and staff populations. The proposed plan is related to the college mission statement regarding diversity. The goals of the plan include:   

1)      Have cultural diversity reflected in all curriculum matters within The College of Social Justice and Human Service.

2)      Promote and encourage students to have a diverse learning experience through their field placements (where applicable).

3)      Increase awareness of events that focus on diversity to faculty, staff, and students.

4)      Educate faculty, staff, and students about diversity issues as well as encourage faculty, staff, and students to embrace diversity.

5)      Encourage departments within the college to create a volunteer student-to-student mentoring program (will help with retention).

6)      Encourage departments to recruit locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally in order to obtain a diverse student population.

7)      Encourage the college to create a faculty mentoring program.

8)      Encourage the college and departments within the college to avoid overburdening junior faculty members with committee work.

9)   Encourage departments within the college to make applicant pools as diverse as possible.

Last Updated: 6/26/15