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Campus Climate Actioning Workgroup

Are you interested in how you can be a part of championing and leading efforts toward a more inclusive, positive and welcoming campus environment for everyone at CSUSM? Then we need you on the CSUSM Campus Climate Actioning Workgroup – all students, faculty, staff and administrators are welcome to be a part of this effort!

Campus climate is defined as “the current attitudes, behaviors and standards of faculty, staff, administrators and students concerning the level of respect for individual needs, abilities and potential” (Susan Rankin, 2008). The main purpose of the workgroup is to create sustainable energy around campus climate assessment as well as shared ownership around campus climate dynamics.

What the workgroup will do:

  • Identify and implement concrete actions that will lead to an improved campus climate as informed by the results of the most recent campus climate surveys.
  • Support the communication and awareness of actions being taken to improve campus climate.
  • Review available campus climate survey instruments and best practices and provide recommendations for future assessment of campus climate for students, staff, faculty, and administrators.
  • Connect with university-wide strategic planning efforts and other key efforts taking place on campus to assure alignment and coordination of our efforts toward common campus goals.
  • Bring diverse perspective to workgroup discussions and engage with invited guest presenters who will provide additional insights into campus climate efforts.
Time commitment:
Two-hour meetings will be held once a month starting in February 2023 and run through June 2024.
 
Learn more:
To find out more information about campus climate at CSUSM, and for an understanding of how previous climate survey instruments were selected for our campus, please visit our campus climate information page: www.csusm.edu/equity/climate. 
 
Join us:
We look forward to your participation! If you are interested in participating in this important work, please fill out the online form [https://forms.office.com/r/QmSApLXjHB] by end of day on Tuesday, February 14.

 


Timely Public Incident Response Taskforce Dialogue & Listening Sessions

The Timely Public Incident Response Task Force invites all our employees to participate in an upcoming dialogue and listening session. The task force is charged with recommending protocol for meaningful response following a public incident of hate or bias. The protocol response dialogue is intended to be specific to incidents on our campus that does not rise to the level of a hate crime. The dialogue and listening sessions will also take into consideration how to uphold First Amendment rights to freedom of speech and expression.

These sessions will be designed for your voice to be heard! Come prepared to share how CSUSM can improve its response in culturally relevant ways to timely public incidents of hate or bias that impact our campus.  Please register to attend using the link – we hope you can attend and share your thoughts and experiences with us.

In-Person Employee Session
Monday, February 20, 2023
Noon-1pm
Light snacks & refreshments to be provided
 
Virtual Employee Session
Thursday, February 23, 2023
Noon-1pm
 

Individuals with disabilities, who would like to attend these events, please contact Cheryl Landin at clandin@csusm.edu regarding any special accommodation needs. It is requested that individuals requiring auxiliary aids such as sign language interpreters and alternative format materials notify the event sponsor at least seven working days in advance. Every reasonable effort will be made to provide reasonable accommodations in an effective and timely manner.


FSA’s End of the Year Recognition Ceremonies

Each year Faculty Staff Associations (FSA) plan recognition ceremonies for graduates who identify with their association. These are some of the recognition ceremony dates, more official information about the cermonies will come in April.
 
Asian Pacific Islander Desi American Faculty Staff Association (APIDA FSA) 
Recognition: Wednesday, May 3rd from 6:00-8:00 pm in USU 
 
Black Faculty and Staff Association (BFSA): Sankofa Black Graduate Ceremony 
Thursday, May 11th from 6:00-8:00pm in USU 
 
Latino Association of Faculty & Staff (LAFS) 
Saturday, May 6th at 4:00 pm in USU 
 
Rainbow Recognition Ceremony: LGBTQA Pride Center's 15 Year Anniversary/Rainbow Recognition (LGBTQA FSA)
Friday, April 28th at 5:30 pm in USU  
 
American Indian Honoring Ceremony: 
TBD- Sovereignty Center Coordinated 

Accelerating Inclusive Excellence Report and Discussion 

Dear CSUSM staff, faculty, and managers, 

Over the past 18 months, Chief Diversity Officer Dr. Aswad Allen began the work of repositioning DEI as an intentional institutional strategic framework. The Office of Inclusive Excellence would like to thank everyone across campus who helped with the DEI Inventory initiative. We want to invite our campus community to join us for lunch to participate in a report and discussion of the DEI Inventory efforts. While a virtual option will be offered, lunch will be provided for those able to join us in-person.  

The Accelerating Inclusive Excellence Report and Discussion, led by nationally recognized DEI scholar and expert, Dr. Damon A. Williams, will provide the CSUSM campus with insight into our DEI Inventory. This event, facilitated by Dr. Williams and his team at the Center for Strategic Diversity Leadership and Social Innovation (CSDLSI) in partnership with the CSUSM Office of Inclusive Excellence, will engage the CSUSM campus community in learning more about the ongoing DEI initiatives, highlights, and challenges. In addition, Dr. Williams will provide some key outcomes and recommendations learned throughout the DEI Inventory initiative. 

Please register using the link below: 

https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=q1OHEijLgk-XMyubkdKsqa-_p5AKaxtAv_c3Seu4jcZUNFlLNTNFMlM5WDA5RjdIVDIwVDdBMUlXOC4u