College of Nursing and Public Health Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council
We aspire to create a respectful culture that embraces virtues of diversity, equity, inclusivity, civility, and anti-racism in all dealings with students, faculty, staff, administration, and external stakeholders.
- Student and Faculty Climate Survey to more comprehensively understand the perceptions, challenges and potential opportunities for change within the College.
- CNPH Library of Resources that includes material that is specific to the needs of the programs through feedback from Faculty, Students, Staff, etc.
- Curriculum review with a lens towards opportunities for incorporation of DEI material that uses a model, such as, Evidence-Informed, Context-Relevant, and Unified Curriculum Development.
Wednesdays from 10:00 am – 11:00 am on the following dates:
- February 24, 2021
- March 24, 2021
- April 21, 2021
- May 26, 2021
- June 23, 2021
There will also be impromptu meetings, to meet our objectives.
We are always actively seeking new members as we continue to grow the CNPH Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council.
We also recognize that there are others who want to be an “ally” to the Council and this work, so we also encourage them to come forward and be recognized.
To become a member of the CNPH Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council, please contact the chairperson directly.
Planned Cultural Events
|February 9th and February 11th @ 1:00 pm||CNPH Implicit Bias and Micro-aggressions Workshop Sessions|
|February 17th @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm||Moderated by CNPH DEI Council Chairperson, Charles Cal
- 3M Littman Stethoscope Leadership Development Grant – AUSNA Faculty Advisors – Dr. Jacqueline Johnston and Dr. Diane Santangelo (along with the 2019/2020 AUSNA E-Board and Membership) won this award based on their LGBTQ+ community outreach initiatives.
- AUSNA/CNPH Participation in National Coming Out Day on October 9, 2020.
- Social/Digital Media Awareness Campaigns including:
- Women’s History Month (numerous notable female alumni profiles were completed and posted on social media channels)
- Black History Month (numerous profiles of both African American students and faculty were posted on social media channels)
- Asian Pacific Heritage Month (just signed up to be part of May 2021 campaign)
- Hispanic Heritage Month
- Men in Nursing
- Dr. Ednah Madu hosted a presentation as a part of Black History Month/American Heart Month that addressed disparate cardiovascular conditions experienced by the African American community.
- CNPH Peer Mentoring Program, a collaboration between the Office of Academic Services and Retention and the College of Nursing and Public Health.
Getting to know your CNPH Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council Members and Allys
Beginning in March we will start to focus on a specific theme related to the work of DEI and Antiracism that will come out of the Council. As part of this effort, we will be introducing our Council Members to the CNPH community beginning with a DEI Council Student Representative, a DEI Council Faculty, a DEI Council Staff, and an Ally will be recognized.
Monthly Themes: Ally/Allyship (March)
DEI Council Student Representative: Jennifer Laguan
DEI Council Faculty: Ditsapelo McFarland
DEI Council Staff: Cathy Harrison
Ally: Patricia Donahue-Porter