2017-2018 Subcommittees & Goals

    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 Subcommittee

      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


          1. Develop a process for Diversity Action Plan review by HCIE members for feedback to the dean. Give feedback for the first set of action plans.

          2. Develop effective search practices that promote inclusive excellence in senior faculty and Bloomberg searches; disseminate them through the Deans’ offices as appropriate.

        Climate, Culture, and Campus Experience (C3E) Subcommittee

          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


      1. Hold a public forum event in the spring semester to raise awareness and gather input on campus climate issues.

      2. Liaise with DLC and CDO Fenimore Fisher to develop practices for collecting climate data.

    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


        1. Prepare an advisory document with suggestions to facilitate the revamping of JHU KSAS and WSE websites to feature diversity.

        2. Update and maintain HCIE website and create a welcoming space for members of the community to express their thoughts and concerns. Facilitate communication between the campus community and the HCIE and publicize the HCIE to the campus community. Assist with the coordination, planning, and publicizing of HCIE events. In our communications, spread diversity awareness.