In support of the strategic plan, to include monitoring and enhancing the curriculum, diversity climate, and recruitment and retention throughout the campus, the committee makes recommendations to the President and Board of Trustees via the Office of the Provost.
The committee works with academic units and other administrative offices to coordinate and promote activities in furthering its goals, including:
Committee representatives share information and work with their constituencies to address issues, build bridges, and solve problems.
The committee also assists in addressing problems that are brought to its attention by individuals or groups. In order to cultivate a climate that values and supports the University’s Core Values related to diversity, any student, faculty or staff member may contact a representative of the committee to find information and resources, get assistance with promoting initiatives related to diversity, and get direction on how to resolve a concern. In some cases, the committee will deliberate what action(s) to take and refer the matter to the appropriate office, department, or individual, based on existing University policy.