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Diversity Committee

The Diversity Committee provides leadership in the college’s efforts to improve student, staff and faculty recruitment, retention, support and mentoring, informed by regular self-study research in the college, and by the COE Alliance for Social Justice and Diversity.

The work of the committee includes, but is not limited to:

  • Developing and monitoring the implementation of a strategic action plan for diversity in the College to be coordinated with Administrative Council, and revising the plan annually
  • Working cooperatively on diversity-related issues brought to the committee by department chairs, the deans, and other standing committees or the College of Education Alliance for Social Justice and Diversity
  • Recommending professional development activities to the Dean
  • Convening voluntary sub-groups around strategic goals involving both members and non-members of the standing committee

Committee Membership

The committee is comprised of seven people: two elected from the Educational Studies, Educational Leadership, and Intruction and Teacher Education departments, and one from the Physical Education and Athletic Training department for two year terms, and the dean, or dean’s designee, as ex-officio member.

The staff subcommittee includes one faculty member of the diversity committee, and at least three staff members, including at least one from the general College staff, by an open solicitation, for terms of two years.

The student subcommittee includes one faculty member of the diversity committee, and at least three graduate students, with up to one from each department by an open solicitation, and two undergraduate students, selected by faculty nomination.

All full-time faculty members may nominate themselves to serve on the committee.

Ex-officio: College of Education Dean or Dean's Designee

Committee terms: two years

Committee Membership

2013-2014 Members:

Julie Rotholz

EDLP (2)

(2013-2015)

Lynn Harrill

EDLP (2)

(2012-2014)

Nick Mariner

EDST (2)

(2012-2014)

Kellah Edens

EDST (2)

(2013-2015)

Daniella Cook

ITE (2)

(2013-2015)

Beth Powers-Costello

ITE (2)

(2012-2014)

Toni Torres-McGehee*

PEAT (2)

(2012-2014)

Zach Kelehear (Ex-officio)

* Indicates chair of the committee

Meeting Dates

Date

Time

Location

Monday, 10/14/13

2:00

Wardlaw 117

Monday, 11/11/13

2:00

Wardlaw 117