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COSSPP Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Plan

The Florida State University College of Social Sciences and Public Policy (COSSPP) is actively committed to issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Building on the momentum inspired by COSSPP’s 2018-2019 Strategic Plan, in the fall 2020, Dean Timothy Chapin appointed a Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan Committee to develop an institutional plan for achieving a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive academic environment within the college. The Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan Committee consists of members representing COSSPP students, staff, and faculty. The Committee met regularly throughout the 2019-2020 academic year to identify goalsstrategies, and critical tasks that will further cultivate an environment in which opportunities for success are inclusive and equitable and where members of the College community feel respected and heard.

The result of the Committee’s efforts is a draft of the College’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Action Plan, which can be downloaded here.

Prof. Katrinell Davis, Department of Sociology
Prof. Brad T. Gomez, Department of Political Science
Co-Chairs, COSSPP Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan Committee

Next Steps

July 2020: Compile and analyze the data from the Summer 2020 confidential survey of COSSPP students, staff, and faculty regarding the draft Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Action Plan.

August-September 2020: The Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan Committee will host two public forums—one for students and another for faculty and staff—soliciting additional feedback on the draft Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Action Plan

Late September 2020: The Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan Committee will undertake final revision of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Action Plan.

November 2020: Publication of the COSSPP Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Action Plan and update of the COSSPP Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion website.

Members of the COSSPP Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan Committee

  • Katrinell Davis, Co-Chair, Sociology
  • Brad T. Gomez, Co-Chair, Political Science
  • Tom Taylor, Facilitator, Urban and Regional Planning
  • William Butler, Urban and Regional Planning
  • Portia D. Campos, Public Administration
  • Javier Cano-Urbina, Economics
  • Elizabeth Kistner, Academic Affairs
  • Radha Modi, Interdisciplinary Social Sciences
  • Stephanie Pau, Geography
  • Ariela Sancho, Undergraduate Student
  • Sam Staley, DeVoe L. Moore Center