Collaborative Communities and Affinity Groups

Collaborative Communities and Affinity Groups

Collaborative Communities and Affinity Groups

Law Enforcement and Community Collaborative (LECC)

The mission of the Law Enforcement and Community Collaborative (LECC) is to bring together the Rowan community with local law enforcement professionals to address the following strategic priorities: develop professional development rooted in a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion; identify and disseminate evidence-based practices that facilitate meaningful engagement with diverse communities; and develop an infrastructure to research, grants and program evaluation for LECC members and the broader community.

Conveners of the priority subcommittees include: Scott Thomson, former Chief, Camden County Police; Ryan Knight, Deputy Chief, Glassboro Police; Kevin Brown, Pastor, The Perfecting Church; and Evan Sorg, Assistant Professor, Law and Justice Studies.


Faculty and Staff Affinity Groups:

The Antiracist Pedagogies and Practices Task Force

The Antiracist Pedagogies and Practices Task Force is made up of faculty, staff, and students from across all Rowan colleges and campuses. Our goal is to draw from research and experience in and beyond our community in a bottom-up effort to support antiracist work on our campuses. We will collaborate to assess the assets and needs for antiracist efforts at our institution, taking account of local histories and current realities as we: 1. craft shared language around racism and antiracism on campus;  2. establish certificate programs in antiracist pedagogies and practices for faculty and staff, and 3. build a program for student leadership in antiracism. 

Contact: Rachael Shapiro, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Writing Arts, Convener of the Antiracist Pedagogies and Practices Task Force

 Email: shapiror@rowan.edu


The Community for Underrepresented Faculty and Staff (CUFS)

The Community for Underrepresented Faculty and Staff (CUFS)  is open to all, current and interested, racially underrepresented faculty and staff. In line with the goals of Rowan University’s Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, the Community of Underrepresented Faculty and Staff is an affinity group that aims to create a supportive community of training, learning, advocacy, and self-care for faculty, staff, and educators of color. We use the umbrella term “underrepresented” with the purpose of creating a broad space for all people who identify as members of racially and/or ethnically marginalized groups

Contact: Kristen Barrett, Ph.D., Lecturer and Organic Chemistry Coordinator, Chair of the Community for Underrepresented Faculty and Staff

EmailCUFS@Rowan.edu

Meeting dates: 

September 28th at 1:00 P.M., via Zoom, please email CUFS@Rowan.edu for the link. 

October 21 at 10:00 A.M

November 18 at 1:00 P.M.

December 7 at 12:00 P.M.


Neurodiversity Faculty and Staff Affinity Group   

The Neurodiversity Faculty and Staff Affinity group strives to engage across departments, Rowan university, and the community to strengthen relationships and further efforts of diversity, equity and inclusion. The affinity group is open to all current and interested, neurodiverse faculty and staff. Neurodiversity is a viewpoint that brain differences are normal, rather than deficits. It is a concept where neurological differences are recognized and respected as any other human variation. Some differences can include those labeled with: dyspraxia, dyslexia, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), dyscalculia, autism spectrum disorders (ASD), Tourette syndrome.

Contact:        

Lara Roberts LeBeau, Assistant Director of Testing Services

Serena Powell, Library Assistant

Christina Fink, Interim Associate Athletic Director for Student-Athlete Welfare

Email:

lebeau@rowan.edu

powellse@rowan.edu

finkc@rowan.edu


Military Affiliated Affinity Faculty and Staff Affinity Group

The Military Affiliated Affinity Group provides resources, networking opportunities, and shared experiences for faculty and staff at Rowan University. The affinity group is open to all current and interested, military-affiliated faculty and staff.

Contact: Beth Sosnoski, Military Services Coordinator

Email: militaryserviceoffice@rowan.edu