October 25, 2017 CDI Meeting Summary

President’s Commission on Diversity & Inclusion

Meeting Summary
October 25, 2017

1. Agenda

  • Development of Strategic Plan
  • Intergroup Dialogue
  • Faith, Belief and Cultural Inclusion Committee
  • CDI website
  • Communication Piece
  • Future Agenda Items

2. Members Present

Shannon Archibeque-Engle, Albert Bimper, Anita Bundy, Melissa Burt, Dan Bush, Oscar Felix, Maria Fernandez-Gimenez, Tim Gallagher, Roze Hentchell, Blanche Hughes, Kevin Jablonski, Gilbert John, Bridgette Johnson, Linda Krier, Kelly Long, Teresa McClure, Arlene Nededog, Mary Ontiveros, Lisa Pappas, Diana Prieto, Carmen Rivera, Jimena Sagas, Kathy Sisneros, Megan Skeehan, Ashley Stokes, Joe Tiner, Ria Vigil, Cori Wong

Absent: Martin Carcasson, Kaye Holman, Pam Jackson, Mike Jaramillo, Alexis Kanda-Olmstead,  Keely Mendicino, Jannine Mohr, Jennifer Schneider, Leslie Taylor

3. Development of Strategic Plan

  • Deversity Plan Summit on 10/27/17
  • Words of appreciation
  • Case for what we are doing – history
  • Why we need to take action now
  • The colleges need support
  • Angie Pacone will facilitate
  • Unveil the Diversity Blueprint
  • Blueprint will be finalized and released to campus community.
  • Each college will have their own Diversity Plan
  • Support will be provided to help with the writing of Diversity Plans
  • Plans will be turned into President Frank and Mary Ontiveros

4. Intergroup Dialogue

  • Women’s Collaborative, Provost, VSPA, and VPD went together to bring facilitators to campus for three days.
  • 40 faculty and staff were participants
  • Participants were given potential tools that can be used in the classroom
  • University of Michigan website has resources

5. Faith, Belief and Cultural Inclusion Committee

  • Adoption of Faith, Belief, and Cultural Inclusion Committee recommendations were voted on and approved by the Commission.
  • More conversation needs to happen in order to educate the campus community
  • Mary will take forward to Tony

6. CDI Website

VP Diversity office will have an update at the next meeting

7. Communication Piece

VPD Annual report from external relations

8. Future Agenda Items

  • Institutional Translation
  • Free Speech – will have someone from General Counsel present at a future meeting