Leadership: Sara Hughes, associate dean, Education & Student Affairs; Sampeter Odera, associate professor, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery; George Taylor, associate dean, diversity and inclusion
Priorities: Hire external faculty to design and teach specific curriculum components (i.e., race, racism, cultural humility, social justice, among others); require current and incoming students to attend a course on race, racism and social justice including curricula on white supremacy, white privilege, and implicit bias; increase resources to improve the experience of Black and all SOD students
Engage External Faculty to Teach Components of Patient-Centered Care 119
- Currently working on a revised course objective for PCC119 and selecting the external faculty who will teach the course.
Require Anti-Racism Reading for All Students
- The four-hour incoming student (D1) orientation was on Sept. 24, 2020: Feeling Seen, Heard and Respected in Dental Education.
Require Faculty, Staff and Students to Take Implicit Association Test (IAT)
- Task force is working on a proposal regarding an Unconscious Bias Workshop that will include the IAT in the program for faculty, students and staff.