DIVERSITY COMMITTEE

 

Diversity Committee: Two members from the Faculty Council, three members from the General Faculty, one emeritus faculty member, one undergraduate student and one graduate student.  The composition of this committee should reflect the gender, sexual orientation, religious, and ethic diversity of the campus.  A representative from the Division of Institutional Diversity will be appointed by the Vice-President of Institutional Diversity to serve as a liaison between the Diversity Committee and the Division of Institutional Diversity.  Committee members are encouraged to invite faculty from Colleges without representation on this committee to participate as non-voting members.  This committee will work with Faculty Council Officers in reviewing committee structure and membership to ensure that the committee appropriately addresses diversity-related issues. The Diversity Committee shall review existing policies and processes related to the recruitment, retention, and inclusion of diverse faculty, particularly from underrepresented groups, on campus; and if needed, develop new guidelines, processes, or policy recommendations to enhance and/or promote diversity and inclusiveness on campus.  Other functions of this committee shall include the following:
(1) Annually review diversity data reports and summaries from the Vice-President of Institutional Diversity or designee,
(2) Work collaboratively with the Division of Institutional Diversity and/or other members of the administration, to assess the inclusion of diversity-related issues in both curricular and non-curricular programming on campus.

2020-2021 COMMITTEE MEMBERS

FACULTY COUNCIL MEMBERS:


Ki Cole, Chair
ki.cole@okstate.edu

Divya Jaroni
divya.jaroni@okstate.edu

Gopal Kakani
v.g.kakani@okstate.edu

GENERAL FACULTY MEMBERS:


Michael Criss
michael.criss@okstate.edu

Rebecca Sheehan
rebecca.sheehan@okstate.edu

Shelia Kennison
shelia.kennison@okstate.edu

 

EMERITUS FACULTY MEMBER:


Mimi Ward
cmbjward@sbcglobal.net

STUDENT MEMBERS:


TBD (SGA)

 

TBD (GPSGA)