As mandated by the Constitution of the University Faculty Senate, Rev. May 8, 2008.
11.c. The Diversity Committee The Faculty Diversity Committee shall advise the University on and make recommendations regarding issues of diversity (along the dimensions of race, ethnicity, disabilities, sexual orientation, and gender) in the academic life of the University. Typical activities of the Committee may include, but shall not be limited to, the following: 1) promote and advocate that the principles of diversity are incorporated into all faculty hiring and promotion decisions; 2) collect and monitor data to identify and promote best practices for faculty development, mentoring, and creation of a nurturing work environment in order to facilitate faculty success at all career levels; 3) promote dialogue within and across colleges regarding the inclusion of diverse perspectives in the curriculum; and 4) encourage the development of programs and events that address issues of diversity. The Committee shall be chaired by a Faculty Senator and there shall be a representative from each college.