Friday, March 24, 2006
Chairs: Beth Dobkin, Reuben Mitchell. Members: Michael Booth, Nicole Calantas, Michelle Chabot, Larry Gardepie, Alejandro Meter, John Mosby, Alberto Pulido, Steve Pultz, Virginia Rodee, Vicente Vargas.Beth Dobkin, Reuben Mitchell. Members: Michael Booth, Nicole Calantas, Michelle Chabot, Larry Gardepie, Alejandro Meter, John Mosby, Alberto Pulido, Steve Pultz, Virginia Rodee, Vicente Vargas.
Agenda or Key Discussion Items:
- If you’d like me to register you for NCORE and haven’t given me your registration form, please fax it over (x2210) so we can register you by the early bird deadline tomorrow. Thanks! So far, I have forms for Mario, Vicente, Alejandro, and John (Turner).
- The response for the phone bank has been fantastic. We have 12-13 volunteers so far for each night and an additional pool of people who are willing to make calls the following week. Both Julie Sullivan and Carmen Vazquez are among those who have volunteered. There’s still a little space if you want to drop by or peek in for moral support.
- Other reminders:
This is considerable work to be done, and you might need more than one meeting. However, please let us know if you've made any progress before our next meeting on April 7. Thanks!
- We have a web development team (Ana, John T., Alberto, Jean) meeting to discuss improvements to our proposed web materials, including a definition of diversity and other key terms.
- Our faculty recruitment group (Alejandro to convene Michelle and Gregory) will determine their charge, such as suggestions for workshops/training on best practices in recruiting faculty of color, recruiting guidelines, and ways to improve campus climate for new faculty, and identify CID priorities for the coming year.
- Our student recruitment and outreach group (Mandy will convene Steve, Mario, and John M., with invitation to Mike Austin) will review our strategies and involvement in targeting student populations for recruiting, look at communication efforts with students of color, explore informal recruiting mechanisms, and will suggest connections to first year experience activities and the Enrollment Management Committee. This is an ambitious list, so again, the first task might be to identify what can be done in six months, a year, and beyond.
- Our "learning outcomes" group (Alberto, Nicole, Moises, Vicente, with an invitation to Guadalupe Corona) will try to define the "endgame" — what should our students know/do/be regarding diversity and inclusion? What are recommended learning outcomes for undergraduates at 1 yr? Upon graduation? As graduate students? How well are these learning outcomes already embedded in our core curriculum? Other places? This group, like the others, might want to identify realistic goals for the coming year.
Friday, April 7, 2006