Organized in reverse chronological order
The recommendations for diversity, inclusion, and belonging initiatives arise from deliberations over the last three years, as well as outside research undertaken in some cases. DACDI sees these action items as core to the mission and values of our School by fostering conditions, policies, and practices that will facilitate and sustain a more inclusive environment. Areas of interest for these recommendations include
- Recruitment of diverse faculty and academic appointees
- Retention of a diverse doctoral student body
- Implementation of diversity training and education throughout all sectors of the school
and its various activities
- Assessing and retrofitting facilities to provide suitable access for individuals with
disabilities and special needs
Experiences of bias on campus negatively affect the climate of inclusion, undermine our ability to attract, cultivate and retain talent, and represent an important target for our collective work on self and social awareness. The School has worked successfully with the University Financial Administration Risk Management and Audit Services to provide our community with a customized portal to access the existing Anonymous Reporting System for the purposes of bias-related incident reporting. Our highest priorities for this new mechanism are to
- support those who experience bias,
- engage with those involved to reduce bias, and
- identify patterns and trends in bias-related incidents.
Are you passionate about Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion? The Dean’s Advisory Committee on Diversity and Inclusion (DACDI) is seeking new members. Please see letter linked above to the community from DACDI with more details and information on how to apply.
Listening session: September 28, 12:30 – 1:30p [Town Hall meeting for the entire Harvard Chan Community]
Please feel free to contact us for a meeting or send your comments to ODI@hsph.harvard.edu.
Please stop by one of our two gatherings to meet committee members, share your perspective on diversity and inclusion in our community, and give feedback on the draft strategic plan. All members of the Harvard Chan Community are welcome. [link to flyer]
- Monday, March 30th 4:30 PM-6:00 PM in the FXB Atrium
- Friday, April 3rd 12:30PM-2:30 PM in Kresge 110
Submit your anonymous comments here