RESOLUTION ON A DIVERSITY COORDINATOR FOR ACADEMIC AFFAIRS

Whereas, Diversity has been established as a major University priority in both the Academic Affairs and University Strategic Plans, and

Whereas, Diversity has been established as a major planning and implementation priority for the University by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, and

Whereas, Diversity has been recognized by both President ArmiƱana and the Academic Senate through the establishment of Diversity Committees, and

Whereas, both of these committee have made substantial recommendations requiring resources for planning, coordination, implementation, and assessment,

Therefore be it:

Resolved, that the Academic Senate strongly urges Provost Ochoa to hire a full time Diversity Coordinator for the Division of Academic Affairs,

Resolved, that the Academic Senate strongly urges the University to find resources to fund this position that are not diverted from direct classroom instruction,

Resolved, that the Academic Senate recommends that this position be staff by a faculty member with extensive background in diversity issues and affairs,

Resolved, that the Academic Senate recommends that the hiring committee for this position include faculty, staff and students.

Approved by the Senate 10/29/09