January 31, 2018 CDI Meeting Summary

President’s Commission on Diversity & Inclusion

Meeting Summary
January 31, 2018

1. Agenda

  • Faith, Belief and Cultural Committee
  • Bias Response Form
  • Controversial Speakers
  • Free Speech Conversations Update
  • Department Updates
  • Strategic Plan Update

2. Members Present

Shannon Archibeque-Engle, Albert Bimper, Anita Bundy, Melissa Burt, Dan Bush, Oscar Felix, Tim Gallagher, Vanessa Hayward, Roze Hentchell, Kaye Holman, Mike Jaramillo, Gilbert John, Bridgette Johnson, Alexis Kanda-Olmstead, Linda Krier, Kelly Long, Teresa McClure, Arlene Nededog, Lisa Pappas, Jimena Sagas, Herman Shelton, Kathy Sisneros, Megan Skeehan, Leslie Taylor, Ria Vigil, Cori Wong.


Martin Carcasson, Maria Fernandez-Gimenez, Blanche Hughes, Kevin Jablonski, Pam Jackson, Keely Mendicino, Jannine Mohr, Mary Ontiveros, Diana Prieto, Carmen Rivera,  Jennifer Schneider, Bruno Sobral, Ashley Stokes, Joe Tiner.

3. Announcements

  • Albert Bimper is on the cover of Diverse Magazine
  • Cori Wong is joining the staff at the Office of the Vice President for Diversity

4. Faith, Belief, and Cultural Committee

  • Beginning of a multicultural calendar which can be subscribed to

5. Bias Response Form

  • Form is up and running online
  • Tell Someone
  • Working on routing processes
  • Campaign will be launched this semester

6. Controversial Speakers

  • Group has been meeting regarding speakers on campus and what will we do after they have been here
  • Working on mitigating controversy
  • 1st amendment website has been created

7. Free Speech Conversations Update

  • Due diligence on the front end to organize mitigation
  • Two sessions will be offered
  • Free Speech website for registration – 80 people
  • Free Speech Summit – April 13th – All day

8. Strategic Plan Update

  • Shannon and Oscar have been working on this
  • Delayed the feedback of the blueprint because of illness
  • 22 units have responded with feedback
  • Revised timeline for University Diversity Strategic Plan
    • Friday, February 16, 2018  – Blueprint released
    • Wednesday, February 21, 2018 – Writing workshop, 9 – 11 am, Diversity House Training Room
    • Thursday, March 8, 2018 – Writing workshop, 1 – 3 pm, Diversity House Training Room
    • Tuesday, April 17, 2018 – Unit Diversity Strategic Plan DRAFT due to Drs. Oscar Felix and Shannon Archibeque-Engle
    • Tuesday, May 1, 2018 – Feedback on draft due to units FROM Drs. Oscar Felix and Shannon Archibeque-Engle
    • Tuesday, May 22, 2018 – Unit Diversity Strategic Plan due to President Frank and Vice President Ontiveros
    • January 2019 – Revisit plan