This Roadmap was designed to express the foundational values steering our work in diversity, equity, and inclusion and to provide a concrete sense of the steps we are taking to evoke sustainable change.
The efforts laid out in this report are sprawling. To help ensure we remain accountable to our community, we have provided in the Appendix a table of the commitments in this report organized by topic and our timeframe for achieving them. We look forward to reporting back to you regularly on our progress.
The Roadmap itself denotes a new type of commitment to these issues in the breadth and specificity of the proposed efforts, in the emphasis on transparency and accountability, and in the full commitment of our deans, university leadership, and board of trustees. Indeed, in its review of this document, the board of trustees asserted the vital importance of applying the precepts of diversity and inclusion throughout the university, including in the recruitment of new trustees.
On Oct. 15, 2016, the university’s board of trustees provided its endorsement of the Roadmap. The board’s resolution follows.
JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY BOARD OF TRUSTEES RESOLUTION TO ENDORSE THE JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY ROADMAP ON DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION OCTOBER 15, 2016
Whereas the excellence of Johns Hopkins University depends on our ability to draw a diversity of people, background, thought and experience, and to cultivate an environment that allows for the full inclusion of all members of our community;
Whereas broad diversity is vital to the fulfillment of our university’s purpose of critical inquiry and discovery, implicating virtually every component of our academic, research, and service missions;
Whereas the Roadmap on Diversity and Inclusion aims to articulate the values and ambitions of our university community in a transparent and accountable way, ensuring that we stand together in the immediate and long-term pursuit of our goals;
Whereas, while the commitment of the university senior leaders is essential for realizing the vision outlined in the Roadmap, so too is the dedication of the board of trustees, as the enduring steward of the university’s continuing pursuit of excellence;
Be it resolved that the board of trustees endorses the Johns Hopkins University Roadmap on Diversity and Inclusion.