Supporting a Diverse and Inclusive Environment
Joined the Quest Bridge access organization and selected the first
cohort of low- income students who enrolled in the class of 2017 via its
college match program.
Evaluate and begin to implement the recommendations from the Equal
Educational Opportunity Committee Report from July 2011.
The President's Diversity Council (Dean of Arts and Sciences is
vice-chair) will provide a report to the community in spring 2013 with
specific recommendations for supporting diversity and inclusion
throughout the university.
Implement strategies to support an inclusive academic experience for
- Provided support (faculty cluster hires and administrative support,
budget, kick-off, new program director) to the newly formed Africana
major and minor and the Asian-American minor.
- Exploring the idea of a disparities and diasporas interdisciplinary
umbrella major, which will be supported by the new race and ethnicity
Support the needs of a diverse undergraduate and graduate student
- Expanded the Dean's Graduate Fellowships for Diversity to all graduate
- Expanded ESL support to graduate students but more support for
communication skills, written and oral, at the graduate level needs to
- Introduced faculty workshops for mentoring graduate students, with
emphasis on mentoring students from diverse backgrounds.
- Support and evaluate the success of the new Intercultural and Social
Identities Program (ISIP)
- Assess the need for creating a multicultural space on campus.
- Launched, officially, the Africana program in fall 2012.
Asian-American minor will launch officially in winter 2013. Gift
received to support programming for Africana studies.
Prepared a report on issues facing international student financial
Launching a preorientation host program for international students
receiving financial aid for summer 2013 and added one roundtrip travel
stipend to annual aid award.
Expand ACE Fellows Program to eleven students.