The Director’s overall mission is to support the College of Medicine’s strong commitment to identifying and addressing medical student mistreatment and other learning environment concerns.
The Director’s duties include:
- Building relationships with students, staff, and faculty at all UI COM campuses;
- Teaching students about the circumstances of mistreatment–about how to recognize it, avoid it, report it, and rectify it;
- Providing those who experience, witness, or become aware of student mistreatment with access to a neutral, impartial, and private resource to report and seek assistance with concerns;
- Monitoring reports of microaggressions and implicit bias, and observations about systemic racism;
- Assisting in fostering an overall feeling of safety and security for our students;
- Receiving and monitoring student mistreatment reports from all campuses, and using those reports to identify trends or patterns involving a specific teachers, departments, or experiential sites;
- Being a resource to teachers (faculty, residents and others in a teaching role), staff and administration in discussing, and resolving, learning environment concerns;
- Developing and implementing Policy, Procedures and Guidelines for fostering a positive learning environment free from student mistreatment;
- Relaying feedback to UI COM administration to improve the student learning environment; and
- Creating and implementing educational activities, information, and resources to promote a positive student learning environment.
To report incidents of student mistreatment, racism, or safety, as well as general learning environment concerns, the Director can be reached directly via email ([email protected]) or phone (312-413-9632). Reports may also be submitted–anonymously or with identifying information–using the Student Mistreatment Report Form. [Important Note: That link is for students in Chicago, Peoria and Rockford. Urbana students should use the Urbana Student Mistreatment Report Form.]