SP2 Diversity Plan
"At present the universities are as uncongenial to teaching as the Mojave Desert to a clutch of Druid priests. If you want to restore a Druid priesthood, you cannot do it by offering prizes for Druid-of-the Year. If you want Druids, you must grow forests."*
The School of Social Policy & Practice’s approach to diversity has been to build Arrowsmith’s metaphoric forest. The faculty and staff have worked hard over the past two decades to build the value of diversity into every strand of the fabric of the school—from the pioneering two-semester MSW courses on racism and social change, to recruiting students, to hiring staff, to creating new staff and administrative positions, and finally to recruiting and hiring faculty, our goal has been to build and nurture a thriving forest of diversity.
Our definition of diversity flows from the school’s mission to contribute “to the advancement of more effective, efficient and just human services through education, research and civic engagement.” Our school and therefore our faculty should reflect the peoples and cultures of those with whom we and our graduates work.
View and/or download the complete SP2 Diversity Plan in PDF format.
*Arrowsmith, W. (1967). "The future of teaching." In C. B. T. Lee (Ed.), Improving college teaching (pp. 57-71). Washington, DC: American Council on Education.