Council seeks to encourage diversity on campus
The UALR Diversity Council invited students, faculty
The council introduced its mission to make UALR a campus where “diversity is represented, celebrated, and infused throughout all aspects of our campus community.” The council talked about how they would like diversity to be integrated in its curriculum and academic affairs.
“We want our lunch and learn events to serve as an opportunity for our university to come together and discuss topics that will enlighten us and expand our perspective,” said John Miller, co-chair of the Diversity Council and associate professor in the UALR School of Social Work.
Members of the council brought up the issue of how the student population is more diverse than the faculty and staff. Some of the students pointed out how diverse faculty enhances different viewpoints.
The deadline to submit proposals for the February forum has passed; however, proposals for upcoming sessions can be emailed to Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org