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Call for Diversity Committee Members

Call for New DCEC Members

(January 2009)

The College of Education's Diversity and Community Enhancement Committee (DCEC) is accepting new faculty, staff, and student committee members.

The mission of the committee is to raise and explore diversity and community issues with faculty, staff, and students throughout the College with the goal of creating a positive and open environment for work and study for all members of the College of Education community and to promote frank exploration of issues of diversity and community in the field of education. 

We are looking for staff, faculty, and graduate students who are willing to commit to a two-year term on this college-level committee. Membership involves a monthly committee meeting and subcommittee meeting. The committee as a whole sets the agenda in response to the University's Diversity Strategic Plan, the charges of Dean David H. Monk, the committee's mission, and the interests and commitments of individual committee members. Subcommittees work to achieve the particular goals established by the committee as a whole.

Some of this year's tasks include:

  •     the creation and maintenance of a dynamic Web site
  •     the gathering of materials used in diversity teaching to be housed on the Web site
  •     the creation of a series of events spread across the academic year focused on a sustained exploration of a particular diversity issue
  •     support for Cycle-thon
  •     promotion of funding opportunities and events made available through the DCEC
  •     engagement in discussion of on-going issues and plans for the future

The DCEC meets the third Tuesday of each month from 1:30 to 3:00 pm; subcommittee meetings are scheduled by members. We welcome new members who are committed to working on behalf of the goals of the DCEC in the College of Education. 

For further information, please contact Gail Boldt, Charleon Jeffries, or Paul Datti.