UA Little Rock accepting nominations for Diversity Council

University of Arkansas at Little Rock

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is seeking nominations for the Diversity Council. 

The mission of the UA Little Rock Diversity Council is to improve diversity, inclusion, equality, and global understanding with the campus community by promoting dialogue, providing information, and fostering respect for all students, faculty, and staff.

“UA Little Rock is committed to providing an inclusive environment where everyone is empowered to build a better future,” Chancellor Andrew Rogerson said.

Between 18 and 22 UA Little Rock faculty, staff, and students will make up the council. Members are appointed by the chancellor for two-year terms and may serve three consecutive terms.

The council’s goals are to :

·      Develop strategies to strengthen faculty, staff, and student support and retention

·      Examine the campus climate with a broad definition of diversity, including, but not limited to, race, ethnicity, gender, ability, sexual orientation, economic status, and/or religious and spiritual practices

·      Comment on policy-related issues, including ways in which current policy strengthens or detracts from the diversity of the composition of the faculty, staff, and student body

·      Present recommendations to the chancellor that includes strategies, individuals responsible for specific actions, timelines for implementation, and measurable outcomes that reflect continuous improvement of campus climate and diversity

The council will hold an education committee responsible for producing educational events, a data committee, which oversees data collection and surveys, as well as a policy committee that reviews institutional policies and makes recommendations about diversity-related policy issues.

To nominate a member of the campus community or to self nominate, send a short statement describing why the nominee is a good candidate for the committee to Mia Phillips, communications and special projects coordinator, at mdphillips@ualr.edu. The nomination should include the nominee’s full name, department or unit, and contact information.

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