Racism has been declared a public health crisis. Schools and programs of public health have an imperative to train the next cadre of public health practitioners and scholars with the knowledge, skills, and tools for antiracist and racial equity praxis in the real world. Faculty require the skills for practicing anti-racist pedagogy inside and outside of the classroom and advancing an effectual anti-racist and racial justice curriculum.
Centering antiracism and racial equity praxis in Berkeley Public Health (BPH) educational mission will improve our ability to recruit, retain and graduate a highly qualified and diverse student body for addressing the most vexing public health challenge of our time. Our ability to do this depends on curricular and pedagogical relevance.
- Develop initial 1-, 3-, and 5-year goals, objectives, strategies and metrics (KPIs) for instituting anti-racist pedagogy/praxis in BPH by 5/1/21.
- Develop a set of anti-racism and racial equity competencies by 5/1/21 to guide curricular planning and faculty development goals.
- Identify existing human capital and curricular strengths/assets and limitations/liabilities by 5/30/22 to guide curricular planning and pedagogical transformation.
- Establish and implement short-term (by 5/14/21) plan for foundational amd advanced anti-racism/racial-equity/anti-racist pedagogy training for all BPH faculty while planning for longer-term sustainability strategies.
- Establish and implement plan for integrating anti-racism & racial equity competencies into core curriculum and BPH leadership experiences (core MPH leadership course, GSI pedagogy course, student internship experience, DrPH program) and accompanying evaluation plan by 5/15/22.
- Faculty training evaluation (participation; satisfaction; increased knowledge, self efficacy, motivation and commitment to anti-racist and racial equity praxis)
- Increased climate/racial justice score on course evals
- Course/instructor effectiveness score>6 for spring anti- racism graduate student elective
- Sponsor: Michael Lu
- Project Co-Leads: Amani Allen, Deborah Barnett
- Program Manager: Priya Sarran