To elevate and amplify staff voices across the PSD units, build community, and help cultivate a sense of belonging for staff and other PSD constituents.
To create long-lasting and sustainable infrastructure to address staff needs in the PSD that will exist and operate beyond the tenure of appointed PSD leadership.
EDISC supports PSD EDI goals to: create opportunities for staff recognition, ensure transparency in leadership communications, and support equitable treatment and opportunities for staff members. Additional efforts involve promoting and supporting the needs of various communities and affinity groups.
Programming fosters a Division where people feel supported, valued, and respected as individuals with diverse beliefs and perspectives. Quarterly Staff Coffee Hours facilitate connections among staff members. An all-staff, division-wide holiday lunch, contributes to community building among staff across units. The annual Staff Awards ceremony recognizes outstanding and valuable contributions to EDI by PSD staff. Members also mobilize PSD wellness initiatives. During the Spring 2020 stay-at-home orders, EDISC members contributed to: staff and student wellness check-ins, Zoom social hours, blog posts for wellness strategies, phone check-ins between staff and students, and advocacy for compassionate leadership on campus and the South Side.
If you are a PSD staff member who is interseted in joining EDISC, please send a note of inquiry. Meetings are held monthly. Please review the EDISC Handbook if you are interseted.
Chair: Neli Fanning
|Brent Barker||Cosmos Boekel||Julia Brazas||Meg Bates||Keisha Prowoznik|
|Trudy Beaubrun||Amy Keating||Susan Hearth||Maureen McMahon (website)|
|Bill Palmieri-Guy||Laura Rigazzi|