Shannon Archibeque-Engle, Becki Atadero, Albert Bimper, Anita Bundy, Dan Bush, Melissa Burt, Josh Casto, Oscar Felix, Maria Fernandez-Gimenez, Vanessa Hayward, Mike Jaramillo, Gilbert John, Bridgette Johnson, Linda Krier, Kelly Long, Teresa McClure, Arlene Nededog, Mary Ontiveros, Lisa Pappas, Diana Prieto, Carmen Rivera, Jimena Sagas, Jennifer Schneider, Malcolm Scott, Herman Shelton, Kathy Sisneros, Megan Skeehan, Leslie Taylor, Joe Tiner, Ria Vigil, Cori Wong.
Tracy Kile Schwartz for Alexis Kanda-Olmsted.
Erin Hammersley attended to help give an update on the transgender committee.
This group has met once and will schedule future meetings to accomplish their goals. They would like to create a rubric of initiatives already in place (using Texas A & M as a possible model). They are currently in the research stage. Additional members to this committee are Arlene Nededog and Melissa Burt.
Questions/Discussions followed focusing on the following areas:
This group is changing the direction and the name of the subcommittee.
The new goal is to educate the campus community throughout the year about what events are happening every month. What resources already exist on campus that they can use — such as the University calendar. Their goal is to use this resource and put a master calendar on the Diversity website that will roll out in the fall. They will also utilize the SDPS offices.
Vanessa Hayward and Erin Hammersley, co-chairs of this committee, provided a handout to the Commission. (Link to handout) The goal of this committee is how to support students who identify as transgender.
Some issues/challenges they have faced include:
A subcommittee was created in response to Dwight Burke’s presentation at the January 25, 2017 CDI Meeting. (link to presentation)
While there is a process in place that has been working for years, it is not 100% foolproof. Each instance is handled on an individualized basis depending on what has happened.
Martin Carcasson, Professor in Communication Studies, and Director of Center for Public Deliberation, handed out survey at last meeting and was going to go over the results at today’s meeting. However, he was under the weather and not present.
The CDI asked the questions — how do we determine tenure on this committee and what do we do with members who do not show up consistently? Mary asked for 2 volunteers to help with VPD staff in making decisions: Josh Casto and Melissa Burt responded.