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Guiding Objective #3

Upholding our commitments to diversity, access and individual development.

# ITEM RESPONSIBLE CABINET MEMBER PROGRESS REPORT
3.A Develop action plans for addressing opportunities with BIPOC students, staff and faculty to address and eradicate structural disadvantages and systemic racism, including:

 

  1. Developing a post-baccalaureate achievement program based on the TRIO Ronald McNair Scholars model to increase Ph.D. attainment for students from disadvantaged backgrounds.
  2. Reviewing university policies and processes including recruitment and retention efforts to identify and address implicit bias.
  3. Completing inventory of historic markers, artwork and related items and assess appropriate placement or removal.
  4. Completing campus audit of providing a welcoming and supportive environment for  students, faculty, staff, alumni and visitors and determining action steps to address issues identified.
  5. Ensuring faculty have opportunities for professional development concerning inclusive and transparent pedagogies. 
  6. Revising recruiting and hiring practices and procedures. Identify and attract students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds.
Deidra Dennie
Brien Lewis
Cabinet
 
3.B Undertake an updated study to determine specific strategies on pricing and related policies including, but not limited to, four-year level tuition plans for each incoming class. Sarah Coen
Rhyan Conyers
Johnnie Johnson
Marc Matthews
 
3.C Enhance and promote existing premier scholarships along models such as the Morehead-Cain program.

 

Sarah Coen
Johnnie Johnson
Brien Lewis
Megan Moloney

 

 
3.D

 

Develop plans for Teaching and Learning Center for implementation in 2021.

 

Becky Thomas

 

 
3.E

 

Complete submission of materials for SACSCOC reaffirmation visit in fall 2021.

 

Rhyan Conyers
Cabinet

 

 
3.F

 

Complete preparation of materials for QEP and focused report for SACSCOC in fall 2021.

 

Rhyan Conyers
Cabinet

 

 
3.G

 

Complete NCAA Self-Study and Certification process.

 

Holly Sheilley
Cabinet

 

 
3.H

 

Develop recommendations for, and begin implementation of, revised utilization of Bingham Trust resources consistent with the Bingham Trust. Rhyan Conyers
Brien Lewis
Becky Thomas
Bingham Board
 
3.I Develop comprehensive programs for onboarding faculty, staff and trustees for implementation in 2021. Brien Lewis
Marc Mathews
Becky Thomas
 
3.J Implement new Title IX federal mandates including training and education for the campus community. Marc Mathews
Cabinet