Assistant Director of the BASW Program and Assistant Professor of Teaching, Sara-Beth Plummer, PhD, MSW has been appointed as a three-year member of the CSWE Council on Racial, Ethnic, and Cultural Diversity (CRECD) as of July 1, 2020.
Plummer said, "I am honored to join this important council and excited to begin this role, particularly during this moment in history. I look forward to impacting the future of social work education and challenging our profession to become anti-racist.”
According to CSWE's website, the council promotes expanding the knowledge base for educators, students, and alumni through education and by disseminating and encouraging research about members of historically and emerging underrepresented groups. The group also initiates new activities and programs relevant to historically underrepresented groups in social work education and provides policy recommendations to CSWE's Board of Directors and Commission for Diversity and Social and Economic Justice.
Previous projects of the CRECD include a toolkit on recruitment and retention, which included best practices in recruiting students and faculty from oppressed and historically underrepresented groups. This is a response to the profession's challenges in cultivating and maintaining a diverse student body and faculty.