Roadmap 2020 Task Force hosts listening sessions for feedback

Join the Roadmap 2020 Task Force co-chairs on Thursday, Nov. 5, at either 10 a.m. or 3 p.m., for a listening session among university leaders, faculty, staff, and students to discuss the strategic priorities for the next iteration of the JHU Roadmap on Diversity and Inclusion.

The two-hour events are part of an ongoing effort to gather feedback on strategic priorities for diversity and inclusion in an effort to re-assess the first Roadmap and ultimately provide a set of new commitments, goals, and accountabilities for the next Roadmap, according to Katrina Caldwell, vice provost for diversity and inclusion and chief diversity officer.

"The 'One University' ethos is definitely at the heart of developing this universitywide strategic diversity plan," Caldwell says. "The success of the next Roadmap will depend on a number of factors, but one very important factor is that everyone on our campus feels a sense of ownership of this process or, at the least, feels invited to participate in the process."

Attendees can choose one or both of the listening sessions—from 10 a.m. to noon, or from 3 to 5 p.m. The listening sessions will feature a brief update on Roadmap 2020 Task Force activities and consist of breakout discussions, run concurrently, related to the Roadmap 2020 Task Force work groups. Please register for the event here.

The Roadmap 2020 Task Force has been active since its launch in July, when several initiatives were announced. The task force and the Diversity Leadership Council held a joint retreat in September to consider the kinds of changes members would like to see in 10 years as a result of their efforts to create an effective vision for the future. From that brainstorming session, seven workgroups were formed to focus on alumni engagement, community engagement, faculty diversity, pathways to staff advancement, student success, institutional accountability, and training and development.

Once the workgroups were identified, the task force put out an open call to the Hopkins community for individuals to join a workgroup. The workgroups are currently meeting and developing goals and metrics to inform their recommendations for the new roadmap.

The task force also held a town hall meeting in September covering a wide range of topics to , set the stage for further development of the task force and to introduce the co-chairs: Caldwell, Vice Provost for Diversity and Inclusion and Dean of the School of Nursing Patricia Davidson, and Chief Intelligent Systems Center at the Applied Physics Laboratory Ashley Llorens.

For more information about the upcoming listening sessions or the Roadmap 2020 Task Force, email