On December 3, 2010, President Haynes convened a roundtable on Diversity and Campus Climate. Invitees included representatives of committees, task forces or University offices involved in diversity-related work and campus climate initiatives. President Haynes and participants discussed the University's initiatives and identified opportunities for collaboration, or additional necessary actions, in order to achieve the University's goals for diversity and campus climate.
Participants discussed the goals around diversity and equity, and the multiple facets of diversity. Topics identified and discussed included training on diversity and inclusiveness for faculty and staff, campus climate assessment, planning for initiatives addressing diversity, awareness and visual representation, and community relations. Participants also provided input on the role of the Associate Vice President for Diversity and Educational Equity. A search will be conducted in spring 2011.
The high level actions from the roundtable discussion were: