CPHHS EID workshop
This two-hour interactive workshop, led by Scott Vignos and Brandi Douglas from OSU’s Office of Institutional Diversity, will focus on developing skills for recognizing and responding to bias incidents.
All members of the CPHHS community are welcome to attend one of these sessions.
If you have questions, contact Kate MacTavish
As a college, we share in Oregon State University’s aim to create “a climate of inclusion, collaboration and care that appreciates and seeks diversity as a source of enrichment and strength, and is rooted in justice, civility and respect.” Understanding how students currently experience our college’s climate is vital to moving toward this shared vision.
During Spring term 2016, with the Office of Student Success, we launched an initial effort to examine student perspectives on the climate of equity, inclusion, diversity and social justice within our college. Close to a quarter (827) of the college’s 3,361 students responded to an online survey.
Most boldly, the results tell us that as we strive for inclusive excellence, we are not there yet. Although a majority of students reported generally positive experiences in the college, students identifying as a U.S. minority and graduate students reported significantly less positive experiences.
Importantly, these findings provide us with a set of actions for positive change. First among these is the need to better understand the experiences that shape students’ perceptions. Toward that end, we will host a series of focus group discussions to listen to and learn from students. Additionally, we call for the following:
We are confident that with the above measures in place we can move boldly toward our goal of becoming a place of inclusive excellence where everyone can thrive.
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