Status of Diversity Council

Co-Chairs: Mzamo Mangaliso (mangaliso@isenberg.umass.edu), Nathaniel Whitmal (nwhitmal@comdis.umass.edu)

Membership

Minutes

Reports

The Status of Diversity Council will meet on the following dates during the 2020-21 academic year:

Fall Semester
October 5 - via Zoom
November 2 - via Zoom

Spring Semester
February 8 - TBD
March 8 - TBD
April 5 - TBD
May 3 - TBD

All meetings will be from 12-1:30 p.m. and take place in the Campus Center, Room 804-08, unless otherwise noted. Meetings are being held by Zoom. To attend a meeting, contact the council chair for the Zoom link.

Charge:
The Status of Diversity Council shall make recommendations on all matters affecting the status of diverse populations and underrepresented communities on the campus, including such matters as faculty, librarian and staff recruitment, retention, promotion and salaries, the recruitment, admission and retention of undergraduate and graduate minority students, granting of financial aid, and the development of programs to reflect the needs of our diverse community.

Membership:
Its membership shall be:
(a) Thirteen Faculty Members, including one from each School/College headed by a Dean, selected at large (priority should be given to members of School/College Committees on the status of diversity), and one Librarian;
(b) One representative from the Massachusetts Society of Professors, selected by the Massachusetts Society of Professors;
(c) The Provost or a designee, serving ex officio;
(d) The Vice Chancellor for Administration and Finance or a designee, serving ex officio;
(e) The Executive Director of Equal Opportunity and Diversity or a designee, serving ex officio;
(f) The Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Campus Life or a designee, serving ex officio;
(g) The Assistant Provost for Diversity, serving ex officio;
(h) The Associate Provost for Student Success, serving ex officio;
(i) One Associate Dean for Diversity from each School/College headed by a Dean or a designee;
(j) The Director of the Fine Arts Center, serving ex officio;
(k) The Secretary of the Faculty Senate or a designee, serving ex officio, non-voting;
(l) Two Members of the non-professional staff selected by the appropriate unions;
(m) One Member of the professional staff chosen by the Professional Staff Union (PSU);
(n) Four Graduate Students; and
(o) Five Undergraduate Students.

From Chapter 5 Section 16 of the Faculty Senate Bylaws.