Equity Framework Design

Charge

Umbrella equity framework that ties DAP efforts under a unified approach; reorganizing structures, policies, practices that allows for equitable learning, drives our intended next level of DEI. This group will:

  1. Investigate equity frameworks based on best practices
  2. Design for culture of success, equity & excellence
  3. Strategies to eliminate equity gaps; success impacts
  4. Learning experiences are DEI integrated, culturally relevant

Membership

Joel McCarthy, Student Affairs (chair)
Phitsamay Uy, Education (chair)
Joseph Argueta, Student Conduct 
Adam Baacke, Facilities Management
Benjamin Jeter, Student
Peter Murray, Campus Recreation 
Spencer Ross, Business
Stacy Szczesiul, Education
Lauren Trapasso, Athletics
Naomi Wernick, Biological Sciences 

Student Experience & Success

Charge

Investigate best practices in addressing recruitment, enrollment, on-boarding, student life & engagement, persistence/retention utilizing an equity lens.

Membership

Nicole Champagne, Health Sciences (chair)
Kavitha Chandra, Engineering (chair)
Ruben Sanca, Athletics (chair)
Shirley Adubofour, Student 
Sara Aldahabi, Student
Joanne Dunbar, Student Activities & Leadership 
Matt Hurwitz, English
JoAnn Moriarty-Baron, Physical Therapy & Kinesiology 
Adaeze Ogunedo, Admissions 
Natasha Pacheco, Student 
Shontae Praileau, College-Based Advising
Erin Smith, Biological Sciences
Kevin Soleil, Campus Recreation
Tony Szczesiul, English

Teaching & Learning Environment

Charge

Investigate best practices for inclusive curriculum, pedagogies and research; advance the understanding and learning experiences through greater cultural considerations, reflections and responses in learning; models of successful teaching and learning programs, initiatives and practices.

Membership

Betsy Herbin-Triant, History (chair)
Sue Kim, FAHSS (chair)
Fred Martin, Sciences (chair)
Ann Dean, English
Michelle Hunt, Biomedical & Nutritional Sciences
Ralph Jordan, Management 
Ainat Koren, Nursing 
Sumudu Lewis, Education 
Kevin Petersen, English
Amy Smalarz, Public Health
Dan Sullivan, Mechanical Engineering
Thao Tran, Mathematics 

Culture & Climate

Charge

DEI as campus priority, owned by all and evidenced through collective responsibility, accountability and actions. Data informs strategies/methodology; opportunities to advance skills, knowledge-base, etc. Team will investigate best practices to:

  1. Infuse ‘sense of belonging’, culture of respect and justice, safety on campus
  2. Aspirational:  each UML member to demonstrate will and skill to lead systemic change towards equity
  3. Pull in Diversity Data strategies
  4. Utilization of instruments (CECE, NSSE, SEACHANGE, etc.) to inform future strategies
  5. Informs Communication Strategy

Membership

Michael Belcher, Admissions (chair)
Brenda Evans, Student Affairs (chair)
Leticia Porter, Business (chair)
Colleen Gordon, University Relations (chair)
Deepshikha (Deepshi) Ananthaswamy, Student
Peter Brigham, Facilities Management
Danny de la Cuesta, Residence Life
Lori Dembowitz, Information Technology
Adam Dunbar, Student Affairs
Justin Gerstenfield, College Based Advising 
Anne Maglia, Research
Meg Sobkowicz Kline, Plastics Engineering

Social Justice Impacts & Engagement

Charge

Investigates best practices in workforce development and opportunities; advance UML impact and catalysts for change; identify opportunities/best practices for personal and professional growth for faculty and staff such as mentorship, DEI advocates/champions and initiatives to promote/advance workforce.

Membership

Ruby Carnevale, Human Resources (chair)
Mai Nguyen, Registrar (chair)
Francine Coston, Multicultural Affairs 
Maia Gil’Adi, English 
Jen Keene-Crouse, College-Based Advising 
Rosanna Inirio, River Hawk Scholars Academy
George Joseph, Accounting  
Troy Lazaro, Enrollment Management 
Karen Lin, Management 
Amy Liss, Multicultural Affairs
Garelnabi Mahdi, Biomedical & Nutritional Sciences 
Marina Ruths, Chemistry
Larry Thompson, Mechanical Engineering

Communications

Charge

Develop a campus DEI communications plan and strategy; articulate a unified and continuous DEI theme that informs brand, identity, etc. and conveys prioritization of DEI culture at UML; drives the new values statement deeply; elevate DEI visibility; share campus DEI actions throughout process.

Membership

Brenda Evans, Student Affairs (chair)
Sal Mazzone, ISSO (chair)
Suzanne Dulude-Potter, University Relations
Lisa Edwards, History 
David Kimetto, Student
Justin Lawler, Campus Recreation
Leanne Peters, Facilities Management
Lauren Rojas, Hospitality & Event Services 

Diversity Data

Charge

Identify & streamline how we data-mine, report, inform evidence-based strategies on DEI efforts, establish diversity data-mining parameters and opportunities (what/where we collect).

Membership

Kavitha Chandra, Engineering (chair)
Mai Nguyen, Registrar (chair)
Shaima Ragab, Student Affairs (chair)
Sheri Barich, Data, Analytics & Institutional Research