University of California, San Diego
October 12, 2000
ALL STUDENTS AT UCSD
SUBJECT: UCSD Diversity Council 2000-01
1998 was the first year of operation of the UCSD Diversity Council. The Diversity Council was established to advise me on institutional access and representation, campus climate and intergroup relations, education and scholarship, and institutional transformation.
I am pleased to announce the Diversity Council for FY 2000-01:
Chair of the Diversity Council:
Ex-Officio Diversity Council Members:
Chair, Senate Affirmative Action & Diversity--
President of the Associated Students, or designee--
President of Graduate Student Association, or designee--
Chair, Student Affirmative Action Committee--
At-Large Diversity Council Faculty Members:
At-large Diversity Council Student Members:
At-large Diversity Council Staff Members:
The Diversity Council's charge is as follows:
UCSD is committed to having a student body, faculty, and staff whose diversity is rich and reflects the community we serve in San Diego and the State of California. The drivers of this commitment will not depend on legislative mandates and compliance measures, but rather on UCSD's commitment to be strong, competitive with our peer institutions, and responsive to our constituents.
Historically, the campus has successfully mobilized itself to achieve critical objectives when it has brought together those responsible for implementing change with those whose knowledge and expertise give them insight about particular campus needs.
Following this model, the Diversity Council brings together faculty, students, and staff, who will advise the Chancellor, in his role as Chief Diversity Officer, and the Vice Chancellors in the following ways:
Advise the Chancellor on the appropriate goals to which UC San Diego should aspire in creating a diverse campus community and assess progress toward achieving those goals.
Identify those programs that can have the greatest positive impacts on campus diversity and recommend how our resources might best be utilized and coordinated to achieve the campus diversity goals.
Identify the barriers to achieving greater diversity at UCSD and provide recommendations on how we can overcome those barriers.
Review annual reports and other data regarding the state of student, faculty, and staff diversity and efforts to improve diversity at UCSD.
Assess how the UCSD Principles of Community and related campus regulations and policies are being applied and make recommendations on how to improve the communication of the Principles to faculty, students, and staff.
Act as a resource for the Chancellor, Vice Chancellors, Directors, and others for advice on programs and initiatives designed to improve UCSD's diversity.
Provide a forum for the discussion of diversity-related issues and ideas and promote a campus dialogue about diversity by periodically convening town meetings, establishing a web page, and other means as appropriate.
I would like to express my sincere appreciation to outgoing members of the Council who have worked so diligently to provide me with many significant and helpful recommendations.
I especially want to acknowledge the efforts of Dr. Herbert York, the founding Chair of the Council for his inspired leadership over the past two years.
The FY 2000-01 Diversity Council will hold its first meeting on October 17, 2000. Please join me in thanking its members for their willingness to serve the UCSD community in this important way. And I thank all of you for your continuing involvement in working toward our common goal of strengthening and enriching UCSD through diversity.
I also invite all campus community members to become involved in the efforts of the Diversity Council and to visit the Diversity Council's website: http://www.diversity.ucsd.edu.