University Diversity Advisory Committee

Mission, Vision, Core Value, and Charge as of September 30, 2015

Mission

The Mission of the University Diversity Advisory Committee is to advise the Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor, to advocate for initiatives that will facilitate the progress of diversity at the university, to challenge practices that hinder the fulfillment of the university’s vision for diversity, and to support innovations that stimulate and advance the fulfillment of the university’s vision for diversity.

Vision

The Vision of the University Diversity Advisory Committee is a university that embraces its stated definition of diversity: Diversity is an inclusive community of people with varied human characteristics, ideas, and world-views and whose interactions both benefit and challenge each other to grow while making the community better.

Core Value

The Core Value of the University Diversity Advisory Committee is to be a university organization that involves members who are individually and collectively, personally and professionally engaged in fulfilling the university’s vision for diversity.

Charge

Responsibilities of the Committee include the following:

  • Work closely with the Vice Provost to provide overall leadership on all diversity matters for the university;
  • Advocate for the recruitment and representation of diverse students, faculty and staff and encourage diversity initiatives that enhance retention, advancement and engagement of diverse people throughout the university;
  • Translate the university diversity strategic plan into college-specific and division-specific diversity action plans that support and enhance an inclusive and culturally competent university environment;
  • Enhance community collaborations that support the intellectual and research interests of the university in the area of diversity and inclusion;
  • Evaluate and advise on the campus diversity assessment plan and initiatives to promote campus-wide cooperation and participation;
  • Recruit and encourage faculty, staff, students and administrators to participate in the professional development and research opportunities available through OIED; and
  • Monitor progress on strategic diversity indicators and standards to ensure responsibility and accountability for achieving diversity, multiculturalism, cultural competency and affirmative action-related goals and objectives

UPDATED SEPTEMBER 30, 2015

Previous Mission, Vision, Core Value, and Charge.

Mission

The Mission of the University Diversity Advisory Committee is to advise the Vice Provost for Institutional Equity and Diversity, to advocate for initiatives that will facilitate the progress of diversity at the university, to challenge practices that hinder the fulfillment of the university’s vision for diversity, and to support innovations that stimulate and advance the fulfillment of the university’s vision for diversity.

Vision

The Vision of the University Diversity Advisory Committee is a university that embraces its stated definition of diversity: Diversity is an inclusive community of people with varied human characteristics, ideas, and world-views and whose interactions both benefit and challenge each other to grow while making the community better.

Core Value

The Core Value of the University Diversity Advisory Committee is to be a university organization that involves members who are individually and collectively, personally and professionally engaged in fulfilling the university’s vision for diversity.

Charge

Responsibilities of the Committee include the following:

  • Work closely with the Vice Provost to provide overall leadership on all diversity matters for the university;
  • Advocate for the recruitment and representation of diverse students, faculty and staff and encourage diversity initiatives that enhance retention, advancement and engagement of diverse people throughout the university;
  • Translate the university diversity strategic plan into college-specific and division-specific diversity action plans that support and enhance an inclusive and culturally competent university environment;
  • Enhance community collaborations that support the intellectual and research interests of the university in the area of diversity and inclusion;
  • Evaluate and advise on the campus diversity assessment plan and initiatives to promote campus-wide cooperation and participation;
  • Recruit and encourage faculty, staff, students and administrators to participate in the professional development and research opportunities available through OIED; and
  • Monitor progress on strategic diversity indicators and standards to ensure responsibility and accountability for achieving diversity, multiculturalism, cultural competency and affirmative action-related goals and objectives

Charge Document Draft July 31, 2013 (updated 9-20-13) Adopted 11-25-13

Membership

Membership

 Members of the University Diversity Advisory Committee will represent a broad cross-section of the university, including all colleges. The list of member units includes those that are focused on diversity as part of their missions, and those that have an impact on diversity efforts as they are infused into their ongoing operations. All members are responsible for bringing issues related to diversity to the attention and possible action of the Committee, as well are they responsible for bringing the mission and actions of the Committee to their respective units.

Member Units: Total = 48

  • Faculty Senate (1)
  • Associate Deans (1)
  • Deans (2)
  • Faculty–at–Large (4)
  • Faculty Liaisons (4)
  • College Diversity Officers (4)
  • Undergraduate Students (3)
  • Graduate Student (1)
  • Athletics (1)
  • DASA (4)
  • Continuing Education (1)
  • Human Resources (1)
  • International Affairs (1)
  • General Counsel (1)
  • Libraries (1)
  • Facilities (1)
  • University Advancement (1)
  • Office of the Chancellor (1)
  • Staff Senate (1)
  • African American Cultural Center (1)
  • Multicultural Student Affairs (1)
  • GLBT Center (1)
  • Women’s Center (1)
  • University Communications (1)
  • Office for Information Technology (1)
  • Graduate School (1)
  • Enrollment Management (1)
  • Campus Police (1)
  • Office of Institutional Research and Planning  (2)
  • Research and Innovation (1)
  • Staff–at–Large (1)
  • Office for Institutional Equity and Diversity:  Ex Officio Members: Vice Provost, Faculty Diversity, Student Diversity, Staff Diversity
UDAC Membership as of December 1, 2015
Meeting Schedule as of November 19, 2015
Reports

Diversity Strategic Plan: “Inclusive Excellence, A Summary of Our Strategic Plan for Achieving Authentic Diversity” (2008) – PDF

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