By Wittney Jones, PhD, MEdMHA/DHA Program DirectorSchool of Health SciencesNorthcentral University’s School of Health Sciences is excited to announce that the Master of Health Administration program was selected by the Association of University Programs in Health Administration, or AUPHA, as one of the 2020-2021 Bugbee-Falk Award recipients. While AUPHA chooses the recipient programs, the student recipient is actually chosen by their program.
I teach because I am passionate about learning. I can see things from a new perspective through the eyes of my students. Teaching stretches my thinking. I believe approaching teaching as a learner helps me support my students. I bring my knowledge and experience with me as I stand for a moment in their shoes when I’m reviewing their work. From this vantage point I reflect on what else might they benefit from thinking about or learning next.
We are amid a new reality for our world. With COVID-19 hitting the scene and changing the scope of how we work; we must continue to acknowledge the importance of creating and accessing a Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) policy in the virtual workplace.
Diversity is the characteristics and attributes that make individuals different, where inclusion is the social standards and behaviors that help people feel accepted.
If you have suddenly begun working from home, there are undoubtedly many unique issues that have surfaced for you in recent weeks. You are likely trying to figure out where to carve out a dedicated workspace in your home, how to minimize background noise during web conferences, and ways to prevent personal distractions from diverting your attention.
In a word? Yes, diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) are top of the to-do list in most organizations these days. The recent emphasis on having a diverse and inclusive work environment is driven, in part, by social movements in the US and across the globe. The COVID-19 virus changed the way businesses operate; many of us are working from home now.
As a regionally accredited online university, Northcentral University has the privilege of serving students worldwide. Just as we are interested in learning more about you and your educational and career aspirations, we hope you’ll take the time to get to know us, discover how our programs and services work to reflect our Mission, Vision and Values, and our commitment to excellence in everything we do.