System-wide Academic Task Force -
(Feb. 10, 2006)
(1) To formulate recommendations regarding how to reaffirm and deepen the University’s commitment and capacity, system-wide and across all campuses, collegiate units, and supporting units, to become a national leader in articulating, respecting, embracing, and supporting diversity among faculty, staff, and students; and (2) to produce a report that will serve as a framework for the subsequent development of the University’s system-wide diversity plan for all elements of the University.
- Recommendations regarding how diversity should be defined and understood.
- An environmental scan and gap analysis that examines current and past efforts at improving the diversity of faculty, staff, and students.
- Recommendations, based on the environmental scan and gap analysis, regarding how to identify strategic measures of success, methods of overcoming institutional and other barriers, and means to create incentives to produce optimal outcomes and accountability.
- Recommendations designed to enhance the successful recruitment, retention, support, reward system, and advancement of student, staff and faculty populations at the University to promote diversity.
- Recommendations as to how the University can seek to work even more collaboratively with the local community and other constituencies to enhance diversity outcomes and public engagement.
- Recommendations regarding how to create a supportive University in which students, staff, and faculty feel understood, respected, and valued.
- Recommendations regarding what the University should do to anticipate and plan for Minnesota’s changing demographics.
Report due: December 10, 2005
Task force charge letter from Robert J. Jones, Senior Vice President for System Administration and E. Thomas Sullivan, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost
Task Force Cochairs
- David Weissbrodt, Regents Professor, Law
- Anne L. Taylor, Assoc Dean for Faculty Affairs, and Professor of Medicine, Med
- Louis Mendoza, Professor and Chair, Chicano Studies, CLA
Task Force Members
| Associate Professor
Social Sciences, GC
|Roberta (Bobbi) Cordano
Office of Disability Services, OMAA
||Former Vice President for Global Diversity, Thomson Corporation
Budget Office, OSVPP for Academic Affairs
|| Associate Vice Chancellor
Student Services, UMM
|| Professor & Director
Operations & Management Sciences, CSOM
|Noobtsaa Philip Vang
||Undergraduate student, IT
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