2017-2018 Subcommittees

The HCIE organizes into subcommittees each academic year to work on particular goals.  Each subcommittee includes faculty, students, and staff and works closely with the university leadership.  The 2017-2018 Council formed three subcommittees:

Faculty Recruitment and Development

Recommend departmental and institutional practices/policies that facilitate recruitment/hiring, development, and advancement of URM and women faculty. Identify institutional impediments to faculty diversity and develop action strategies that can be executed at the school and departmental level. This committee will also focus on the faculty pipeline (postdocs and graduate students).

  • Reports about faculty hires, promotions, and departures disaggregated by race, ethnicity, and gender
  • Build institutional capacity for culture change by identifying key areas for interventions in URM faculty recruitment and development (strategic high-impact initiatives)
  • Systematically assess quantitative and qualitative data to identify problem areas with regard to diversity goals, recruitment of URM groups, retention/advancement, and perceptions of the work environment
  • Identify and collaborate with important faculty groups/committees and leadership to implement policy changes
  • Implement best practices that embed diversity into the institutional fabric (keep diversity at the core, linking process to institutional priorities)

Rina Agarwala (Co-Chair)
Rigoberto Hernandez (Co-Chair)
Karen Fleming
Rachel Karchin
Christine Kavanagh
Dora Malech
Jennifer Morey
Thao (Vicky) Nguyen

Climate, Culture, and Campus Experience

Identify ways to better understand our campus environment and document how various members of the community (students, graduate students, postdocs, staff, and faculty) feel about their experiences at Homewood. Develop ways to assess the climate and leverage these data.

  • Climate surveys, perceptions of institutional environment, engagement, and quality of experience
  • Develop mechanism for reporting and sharing information on diversity progress to inform initiatives and decision making
  • Identify intellectual gaps in class offerings, encourage student enrollment in courses that engage diversity, and assess options for developing questions about inclusion in course evaluations

Ariane Kelly (Co-Chair)
AJ Tsang (Co-Chair)
Ebuka Arinze
Lael J. Ensor-Bennett
Lisa Folda
Carla Hopkins
Bria Macklin
Doug Mao
Naisa Rahman

Communications and Diversity Awareness

Increase awareness and visibility of diversity resources and diverse groups on the JHU Homewood campus. Publicize diversity events and establish the HCIE as a welcoming space for members of the community.

  • Assess and reassess diversity presence on JHU websites
  • Manage and maintain HCIE website and email address
  • Host events for constituents to express thoughts and concerns

Lael J. Ensor-Bennett (Co-Chair)
Richard Helman (Co-Chair)
Daniel Tanchez (Co-Chair)
Joshua Bertalotto
Renee Eastwood
Dariush Mohammadyani