Thank you to everyone who recently took part in the important UMSSW Climate Assessment Focus Groups and the online survey. The facilitators heard from more than 200 people in the SSW community who submitted the online survey or took part in one of the 49 focus groups!
Information collected during the focus groups and by the survey will be used to help get a better understanding of the overall culture within UMB’s School of Social Work. Dr. Damon A. Williams, who is a nationally recognized diversity expert, along with a team of researchers, is working with the University to conduct this study. His team will use the data collected from the focus groups and the survey to draft a report with pointed recommendations about how we can create an even more inclusive environment within the School of Social Work. The report is expected in June.