Putting the 2020 Plan Into Action
The task force is focused on ensuring that the diversity and inclusion plan adopted by the faculty as part of the 2020 Strategic Plan is being examined and executed. The task force has been meeting monthly in half-day sessions to review the plan, discuss updates and other issues and develop action plans to execute. Follow our tracking document »
A Focus on Hiring
CJC has stepped up its effort to broaden the pool of potential job candidates to include more people from underrepresented groups. Students, with production help from Telecommunication Lecturer Iman Zawahry and script by Advertising Lecturer Benny Torres, created this video which has been shared widely on CJC social media channels to help recruit candidates in the 2018-19 academic year efforts to bring on nine new faculty members.
Examining Our Search Processes
In March 2019, the task force held a half-day examination of our hiring processes under the frame that every system is perfectly designed to result in the outcomes it yields. We looked at how searches are currently run in “the back of the envelope guide to the search process,” a deep dive on mindful vs. mindless recruiting, an introduction to systems thinking to address searches and a dive into a bright spot on campus taking inspiration from the UF College of the Arts. We wrapped the summit with a “how might we” exercise to examine redesigned search processes.
What’s Next? April 5 lunch discussion on the importance of teaching about access and inclusion with CJC alumnus and Adobe Creative Resident Aundre Larrow; April 19 meeting with UF Chief Diversity Officer Antonio Farias; development of our 2019 inclusion, diversity and equity annual report; and discussion on staff/faculty retention and workplace culture.
A collection of formal documents that help us in our efforts. MORE
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Director, Inclusion and Diversity
Lecturer, Department of Journalism