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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Programs Dashboard

Select the boxes below for more detailed information about each project. Please note that this is a working document informed by members of the Geisel community and managed by the DEI committee. For questions, please contact the Geisel Dean's Office.

To submit new projects for the Dashboard or to update existing ones, please fill out this form.

Student Focused

Full integration of Race and Health Equity Longitudinal Curriculum (RHE LC) Into UME

Target Date/Timeline:

See notes.

Status:

IN PROGRESS

Responsible Party:

John Dick, David Mullins, Virginia Lyons, Diana Wu

Resources Required:

TBD

Notes:

1. Review and revision of objectives of RHE LC by a faculty/student committee. Completed, 7/21/20
2. MEC formal passage of revised RHE LC objectives. Completed, 7/21/20
3. Implementation of RHE LC, Target date: ongoing.

Reinitiate Search for Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for Educational Programs (non-interim)

Target Date/Timeline:

TBD

Status:

IN PROGRESS

Responsible Party:

Duane Compton, Leslie Henderson, Faith Goodness, John Dick, Diana Wu

Resources Required:

TBD - Advertising search in effective outlets/venues.

Notes:

Position description posted to Dartmouth employment site - https://searchjobs.dartmouth.edu/postings/54771

Job focused on Geisel Educational Programs (UME/MPH); increased to a 1.0 FTE. Dean of Faculty Affairs and Chief of Staff will continue with ongoing efforts for DEI with respect to Faculty/Staff (in coordination with new program developments at Dartmouth and D-H).

Identify Dedicated Space for Affinity Groups

Target Date/Timeline:

12/31/20

Status:

IN PROGRESS

Responsible Party:

Duane Compton, Wes Benbow

Resources Required:

TBD

Notes:

None

Publicize External Scholarships and Mentor/Pipeline Opportunities

Target Date/Timeline:

9/1/20

Status:

IN PROGRESS

Responsible Party:

Diana Wu, Alison Holmes, Kate Adams, Shawn O'Leary

Resources Required:

TBD

Notes:

Create space on Geisel website with all of these resources.

Increase Funding for Participation in Conferences for DICE student organizations

Target Date/Timeline:

7/22/20

Status:

IN PROGRESS

Responsible Party:

Diana Wu, Shawn O'Leary, Andy Rose

Resources Required:

TBD

Notes:

None

Expand Student Funding Opportunities

Target Date/Timeline:

TBD

Status:

IN PROGRESS

Responsible Party:

Duane Compton, Wes Benbow/Andy Rose, Dino Koff, General Counsel’s Office, Joint Development Office

Resources Required:

New scholarship gifts

Notes:

Collecting peer data on how if/how they do this;
Discussions with OGC on current Dartmouth Policy and how to create flexibility;
Create fund raising plan with JDO and Alumni Relations office.

Participate in Diversity/Inclusion Events and Conferences

Target Date/Timeline:

Ongoing

Status:

IN PROGRESS

Responsible Party:

All senior leadership

Resources Required:

TBD

Notes:

Make it an expectation that senior leadership attend MLK, /UHS/RHS presentations and annual picnic (Shawn usually holds this)

Ensure broad and effective publicity for these events from DICE Office.

Mental Health: Providers with Experience in Race-Based Trauma Treatment

Target Date/Timeline:

8/13/20

Status:

IN PROGRESS

Responsible Party:

John Dick, Matt Duncan, Craig Westling (MPH), Taryn Weinstein

Resources Required:

Provide financial support for additional counselor(s).

Notes:

Candidate interview in progress.
This needs to be expanded to include the MPH students.
How to structure relative to Dick’s House and the HS/HP program.
Should provide access for M3/M4 students offsite.

Admissions: Affinity-Group Mentors for Applicants; Equal Interview Timing; URM-Specific Second Look

Target Date/Timeline:

7/13/20

Status:

IN PROGRESS

Responsible Party:

Roshini Pinto-Powell

Resources Required:

May require resources to students if they are hosting or doing other activities for URM applicants.

Notes:

None

Seminars for Best Practices in MPH Curriculum

Target Date/Timeline:

Ongoing

Status:

IN PROGRESS

Responsible Party:

Craig Westling

Resources Required:

TBD

Notes:

Alka Dev hired in TDI with charge to:
• Promote a scholarly and historical assessment of the marginalization of different ethnic/racial/gendered groups in the policies and the implementation of public health in the U.S. and internationally.
• Ensure that students in the MPH curricula are taught how to explore the root causes of marginalization (inclusive of racism), how it is manifested structurally, its impact on individual and population health and health policy, and how TDI students, as public health scholars, will be equipped to implement policy and practice that does not continue to promote institutionalized marginalization.
• In particular, we expect that you will be able to address not only the impact of factors such as race, ethnicity, gender, and socioeconomic status, but also the intersectionality of these factors, on the study and practice of public health through informed and thoughtful research and pedagogy.

Geisel-wide

Program/Departmental Ambassadors

Target Date/Timeline:

TBD

Status:

IN PROGRESS

Responsible Party:

TBD

Resources Required:

None

Notes:

Gio Bosco (C3I ambassador; has been through training, currently serving); Erik Lansigan (named Department of Medicine Principal of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

Alumni Affinity Groups

Target Date/Timeline:

Ongoing

Status:

IN PROGRESS

Responsible Party:

Amanda Bassett, Alumni Relations

Resources Required:

Demographic information

Notes:

We are currently building out demographic information in the alumni database as it has not been used or captured in the past. This will be will complete by 7/23/20. As part of this we will be working to get demographic information from Dartmouth College to add to the database, working with Geisel IT and Registrars office to update additional demographic information as needed. We will also be adding this to our annual alumni information survey.

We are building affinity programing for 2021 Alumni Reunion September 17-19.

Collaborating with DICE and DC Health Professions on initial discussions around longitudinal mentorship programing

Developing an alumni speaker series in partnership with DICE- (first speaker by Labor Day)

Building out affinity based virtual networking- (First virtual meeting to happen by Labor Day)

Develop Mechanisms for Recognition: Distinction Tracks, Reference Letters, Honor Society Criteria

Target Date/Timeline:

8/15/20

Status:

IN PROGRESS

Responsible Party:

John Dick, Alison Holmes, Craig Westling (MPH), Dean’s Office (for faculty/staff reporting), others – GME point person such Dwayna Covey?

Resources Required:

TBD

Notes:

Identify where recognitions can apply;
Develop criteria for those recognitions

Faculty Development Programs for Effective Real-Time Feedback to Learners

Target Date/Timeline:

9/1/20

Status:

IN PROGRESS

Responsible Party:

John Dick ( GME?), Alison Holmes, Leslie Henderson

Resources Required:

TBD. Would need to consider IT support for deployment of asynchronous learning modules.

Notes:

Provide standardized guidance and instruction to faculty on how to provide effective real-time feedback to learners.

Develop and Disseminate Behavior Expectation for Learners, Faculty, Staff

Target Date/Timeline:

8/15/20

Status:

IN PROGRESS

Responsible Party:

Leslie Henderson, John Dick, Craig Westling (MPH), Dwayna Covey (GME), College Title IX Office and DEI programs

Resources Required:

None

Notes:

Student expectation policies are done; faculty/staff professionalism policy in late stages of revision—needs to go to General Counsel’s office. Needs to be coupled with presentations/communications about expectations.

Update and disseminate the teacher-learner contract

Important fo faculty to be trained to know how to handle patient remarks that are racist, demeaning, or uncivil in regards to student learners.

College Title IX Office and DEI programs are implementing training across campus, as well as new Title IX policies and procedures.

Full Circle Communication Networks – Reporting and feedback

Target Date/Timeline:

7/1/20 - 8/15/20

Status:

IN PROGRESS

Responsible Party:

John Dick, Alison Holmes, Craig Westling (MPH), Dean’s Office (for faculty/staff reporting)

Resources Required:

None expected at this time.

Notes:

Retaliation-free reporting;
Feedback to reporting and responding parties for all members of our community (not just a student facing program) and must be beyond Med Ed and GME.

Existing process needs revision, vetting publication; Exploring a separate Geisel “hotline” that is staffed and with protocols for feedback to reporting and responding parties.

Would be nice to invite Penn State speaker on this topic for a Medical Education Grand Rounds

Faculty and Staff Recruitment and Retention Process Improvements

Target Date/Timeline:

Ongoing

Status:

IN PROGRESS

Responsible Party:

Leslie Henderson, Faith Goodness

Resources Required:

TBD

Notes:

Leslie/Faith will discuss Med Ed process with Tony F. and D-H hiring with Greg Crowley. Improvements to be informed by what Dartmouth College IDE/C3I/IE reorganization. Will continue to request supplemental support from Provost for recruitment of diverse faculty candidates. A key component here is culture improvement to retain, not just recruit faculty: Depends on D-H and whatever joint processes get envisioned for a joint officer. Do we explore cluster hires?

Will work with HR Talent Acquisition team to broaden applicant pools, develop standardized training for hiring managers and participating interviewers, and review top candidates when reference check and/or salary settings initiated.

Restorative Justice Pilot Program

Target Date/Timeline:

10/20

Status:

IN PROGRESS

Responsible Party:

Leslie Henderson, Faith Goodness, Roshini Pinto-Powell

Resources Required:

None expected for pilot.

Integration beyond pilot should be accomplished through structures established by the DEI Committee (e.g., departmental ambassadors or departmental committees) and resources committed to those programs.

Notes:

Planned for late October. Initial participants limited to 6 and include Eidtson, Goodness, Henderson, O’Leary, Pinto-Powell, and Westling.

Will need to plan for expansion beyond this initial cohort once we learn more of the program they plan to offer.

Geisel Committee for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI Committee)

Target Date/Timeline:

Call for nominations sent 6/25/20 Anticipate staffing committee by 7/13/20

Status:

IN PROGRESS

Responsible Party:

Duane Compton, Diana Wu, Leslie Henderson, Faith Goodness, ADDEI will be designated to lead this committee in future.

Resources Required:

Budgeted resources to be made available for the committee to allocate for best strategic impact.

Notes:

UPDATE 7/21/20: Inaugural members of the DEI Committee selected. Membership on committee to be on a rotating basis.

Inaugural DEI Committee Members:
Diana Wu (Chair)
Amanda Bassett
Mia Bertalan
Jocelyn Chertoff
Tecla Coleman
Alka Dev
Diane Gilbert-Diamond
Mikhara Harvey
Saeed Hassanpour
Fatima Haidar
Erick Lansigan
Chad Lewis
Lamar Moss
Shawn O'Leary
Jake Perlson
Diana Rojas-Soto
Ben Ross
Nick Ryan
Tonie Stephenson
Stephanie Tomlin

Implicit Bias Training/Bystander Training

Target Date/Timeline:

August 1 to review options

Status:

IN PROGRESS

Responsible Party:

Diana Wu, Leslie Henderson, Faith Goodness, DC DEI program

Resources Required:

TBD

Notes:

Discussion (Wu, Henderson, Pinto-Powell; 6/24/20) with Sophia Brelvi (DC) on possible options for online/in person training and DC reorg. Also discussed increased efficacy of using TED talks (more engaging) coupled with more compliance-oriented programs

July 1 2020: Dartmouth College has committed to mandatory implicit bias/bystander training and to hiring a Chief Diversity Officer (September 2021). Geisel will continue to work with Sophia Brelvi in Dartmouth’s DEI programs to ascertain whether we need to augment/supplement training once we are apprised of what is being envisioned by Dartmouth and whether all of the Geisel community will have access to these programs.

Review DICE Office Staffing Needs

Target Date/Timeline:

MEETING DATE PENDING

Status:

NOT STARTED

Responsible Party:

Wes Benbow, Andy Rose, Diana Wu, Shawn O’Leary, Faith Goodness, Leslie Henderson

Resources Required:

TBD
Needs to be done in context of other resources committed to D&I efforts at Geisel/Dartmouth

Notes:

Need to review DICE Office current and ongoing staffing needs.

Juneteenth Town Hall on Structural Racism and Student/Leadership Requests Follow-up

Target Date/Timeline:

By 7/19/20

Status:

COMPLETED Next year, IN PROGRESS

Responsible Party:

Diana Wu (Chad Lewis/Trenika Williams/ and others)

Resources Required:

N/A

Notes:

Discussion guide distributed
Consider plan for next year to make this an annual event

Inter-Institution

D-HH Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Belonging Task Force

Target Date/Timeline:

Preliminary Report: 9/20, Final Report: 10/20

Status:

IN PROGRESS

Responsible Party:

Susan Mooney (APD)

Resources Required:

None from Geisel

Notes:

**Note that this is a D-HH project

The Task Force is charged with the following actions:
· Critically evaluate how well the D-HH system is fulfilling its stated commitment to all under-represented minorities, but especially persons of color and indigenous people, by assessing patient and employee perceptions of diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging at D-HH member organizations.

· Establish a baseline understanding of the current efforts (i.e.; task forces, affinity groups, councils, etc.) that are underway to increase diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging at D-HH member organizations.

Guarini/Geisel Biomedical PhD programs initiatives

Target Date/Timeline:

Wednesdays 6/10/20 - 8/19/20; Next steps: TBD

Status:

IN PROGRESS

Responsible Party:

Jane Seibel (Guarini Assistant Dean of Recruiting, Diversity and Communications)

Resources Required:

None

Notes:

MCB, PEMM, QBS, TDI to host weekly town halls to discuss ideas and strategies to increase inclusivity.

NCCC Racial Justice Initiatives

Target Date/Timeline:

Step 1: 7/31/20, Next steps: TBD

Status:

IN PROGRESS

Responsible Party:

Steve Leach

Resources Required:

None

Notes:

NCCC to host series of group and individual discussions to gather thoughts, concerns, and experiences from NCCC faculty, student, staff, providers and faculty. These discussions will inform racial and social justice initiatives at NCCC.

Clinical Productivity Pressure Relief

Target Date/Timeline:

TBD

Status:

IN PROGRESS

Responsible Party:

Duane Compton, Joanne Conroy, Ed Merrens Other clinical locations?

Resources Required:

TBD

Notes:

Examine current provider compensation model.