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Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Strategic Plan

 
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Increase recruitment and retention of students, faculty, staff and leadership who come from diverse backgrounds

Implementation Progress

Increase recruitment and retention of students, faculty, staff and leadership who come from diverse backgrounds, with special attention paid to underrepresented minorities and marginalized populations.

VISION

We aim to increase the diversity of our community by increasing both the recruitment and retention of students, faculty, staff, and leadership who come from diverse backgrounds, with special attention paid to underrepresented minorities and marginalized populations. Recruitment efforts will prioritize the recruitment and retention of diverse faculty and staff candidates to positions of leadership in the School, expanding the Target of Opportunity and Visiting Professorship Fund to help dedicate funds to these efforts. We will prioritize the recruitment of faculty scholars who focus their research on diversity, equity, and inclusion and their impact on population health and scientific excellence. In partnership with administrative leaders and human resources, we work to identify and recruit a diverse workforce, and implement programs aimed at retaining diverse staff members. We will work to increase the diversity of our student body by training faculty and staff to recognize the potential for implicit bias influencing admissions, establishing strategic partnerships with minority-serving undergraduate and high school programs, providing more needs-based tuition scholarships, and increasing overall funding available for supporting tuition across all degree programs and all departments. Finally, we will work to coordinate student recruitment outreach and disseminate best practices for identifying and recruiting a diverse community of scholars across the School’s departments.

Current Activities

  • Developing work plan to enhance faculty experience, maximizing productivity and promoting retention

Accomplishments

  • Implemented program to train program directors on holistic review of applications
  • Implemented, at the department level, suggestions resulting from Gallup poll of staff satisfaction

The Power of People Objectives