Dean's Advisory Committee on Diversity Equity and Inclusion (DACDEI) Report
Members of the Dean’s Advisory Committee on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion completed a review of progress on recommended actions outlined in the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion’s 2018-2023 strategic action plan. (Review
DACDEI Full Report Summary 21422)
Leads: Michael Upton, M.D., Vice Chair, DACDEI, Tiffany Delaney, MA.Ed., Director, ODEI
AAMC Diversity, Inclusion, Culture and Equity Inventory (DICE)
The Larner College of Medicine is participating in a collective administration of the Diversity, Inclusion, Culture and Equity (DICE) Inventory. DICE is a tool
to help institutions conduct a comprehensive review of institutional policies, practices, procedures, and programs that impact the climate and culture around DEI and identify strengths and areas for improvement related to DEI in six domains:
governance, leadership, and mission; institutional planning and policies; communications and engagement; data and assessment; faculty and staff; and students. (Review DICE Town Hall Slides)
Lead: Richard L. Page, M.D., Dean, Larner College of Medicine
Medical Education Anti-Racism Task Force (MEAR)
The MEAR Task Force reports to the LCOM community as represented by the Dean’s Advisory Committee on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DACDEI) and the Medical Curriculum Committee (MCC). The task force was charged with creating an acknowledgment
of the history and culture of racism within the institution of medicine and its impact on learners, healthcare providers and patients and conducting a longitudinal exploration of our curriculum in partnership with the Larner College of Medicine
(LCOM) Office of Medical Student Education and Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. The Task Force will also participate in the development of an intentional and longitudinal curriculum to dismantle the impact of racism on medical education
and prepare our future physicians to address healthcare inequities.
Lead: Christa Zehle, M.D., Senior Associate Dean for Medical Education; Chair, Leigh Ann Holterman, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
Pipeline Task Force
Using the priorities for student recruitment, explore the efficacy of current pipeline programs and identify areas for growth. Recommend a system for tracking pipeline success and development of new pipeline programs.
Determine an annual review process for pipeline programs to ensure relevance, efficacy, and resource allocation.
Chair: Elizabeth McElhinney, M.Ed., Director of Prematriculation Programs
UVM Campus Climate Survey
The UVM Campus Climate Survey is a powerful tool to better understand the perceptions and experiences of students, faculty and staff, identify strengths and areas for improvement, and measure progress
on key initiatives around diversity, equity, and inclusion. The data collected will inform the development of strategic plans across the university aimed to achieve a more equitable and inclusive campus environment. UVM will implement this
survey every three years.
Leads: UVM Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, LCOM Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion