The Academic Council makes decisions on academic policy as outlined in the SPH-B Constitution and report its decisions to the presiding officer of the faculty and to the faculty at large.
Voting members of the SPH-B Academic Council are:
John Raglin (Chair)
Bill Ramos (Chair-elect)
Bloomington Sex Salon
The Bloomington Sex Salon is hosted by Department of Applied Health Sciences professor Dr. Debby Herbenick and is in collaboration with the Center for Sexual Health Promotion at the School of Public Health-Bloomington. It is a monthly community-based speaker series on the topic of sex research, education, and/or advocacy. For a list of past and upcoming events, visit the Sexual Health website.
Committee on Diversity & Inclusion
The Committee on Diversity & Inclusion provides leadership and recommendations to the SPH-B Academic Council to facilitate the realization of the school's commitment to promoting the inclusive engagement of a diverse faculty. This committee makes recommendations regarding diversity goals and objectives and contributes to the evaluation and planning activities of the school on matters related to the policies, procedures, and strategies that help to ensure attainment of expressed goals, objectives, and values associated with diversity and inclusion. As a core function, this committee contributes to the evaluation and planning activities of the school on matters related to diversity and inclusion by providing input to the presiding officer.
The committee shall consist of members as follows:
- Each department may select one faculty member and an alternate. Staff and faculty reporting to the presiding officer (e.g., department chairs) are not eligible for selection.
- Members chosen by their departments shall be selected for three-year terms. Terms shall commence during the last meeting of the spring term at the beginning of new business. Members are eligible for reappointment. When a seat on the committee becomes vacant, the department's alternate member will fill the seat for the remainder of the term of office.
- The Academic Council will appoint one member of the Academic Council to serve on the committee who will be responsible for communicating between the committee and Academic Council. The member chosen by the Academic Council will serve a one-year term and will be eligible for reappointment.
Current Committee on Diversity & Inclusion members are:
- Kingma, Jackie – (Committee Chair)
- Fecske, Courtney
- Cooperman, Erin
- Lion, Margaret
- Armijos, Rodrigo
- Weigel, Mary-Margaret
- Forist, Brian
- Zoh, Roger
- Santiago-Collado, Cynthia – (Committee Recorder)
- Huntoon, Ann – (Academic Council Representative)
Completed list is attached here. Any questions--feel free to reach out.
Distinguished Colloquium Series
The Distinguished Colloquium Series is a public health lecture series featuring topics that reflect the school's foundational and multidisciplinary strengths, new and emerging areas of research, and innovative practices. The series has featured many researchers and scholars whose work intersected varying topics on identity and health in specific communities. These lectures are open to all faculty, staff, students, and community partners. Visit our colloquium series page to see a list of past and future lectures.
Task Force on Group-based Health Disparities, Social Justice, and Inclusion
Dr. Maresa Murray is leading a task force to provide recommendations for group-based diversity and inclusion and to pursue a research-based approach to awareness of racism and violence, including gun violence, as public health issues. The task force comprises scholars from a wide array of academic and professional perspectives on diversity and inclusion, which is optimal to receive a variety of considerations on these complex content areas. All task force members are leaders within their spheres of influence and are capable of contributing insights into strategic ways in which SPH-B can be positioned to improve diversity and inclusion in public health and its practices.
- Task Force Charge: To create a summary of recommendations resulting from a series of multidisciplinary discussions focused on a plan for both the internal (SPH-B) and external (beyond SPH-B) facing operations of diversity and inclusion in the School of Public Health-Bloomington.
- Internal Operations - Serving the School of Public Health-Bloomington: identify forward-thinking strategies in diversity and inclusion to incorporate into administrative practices, courses, academic programs, degrees, staff concerns, and contributions as research scholars.
- External Operations - Serving the Local Community, State, Nation, and the World: match best practices of SPH-B training and research-based assets with identified public health problems related to diversity and inclusion.