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University History

Communications and Education Subcommittee Final Report

Committee Members

Elizabeth West and Harris Pastides, co-chairs; Jessica Allison, Stacey Bradley, Carla Pfeffer, Hannah White, Qiana Whitted

Charge

The Communications and Education subcommittee was charged with developing the commission website, soliciting public input and working with the University History subcommittee to identify ways to promote a more diverse story of the University through dissemination of information and research.

Statement of Comprehensive Work

The subcommittee’s initial work focused on the development of the commission’s website so that the commission charge, meeting schedule, agenda, minutes and other documents were accessible to the public. The website included an online form for submission of public input. The committee also worked with the University’s IT in developing a framework for the website to host the University History subcommittee’s template for expanded history and to allow for further additions as research continues (see the University History website). The subcommittee provided further opportunities for public input by planning public forums (see Public Input). The Communications and University History subcommittees worked together to propose recommendations for educational activities, programs, events and funding that will better disseminate a diverse and inclusive examination of the University’s history (see Joint Recommendations).

Meeting Reports and Agendas

There are reports to the full commission for each commission meeting. Reports were given on the following dates:  8/21/20; 9/14/20; 10/14/20; 11/02/20; 1/12/21; 2/18/21; 3/15/21; 4/6/21; 5/2/21; 6/2/21 (Appendix 8). 

Subcommittee meetings were held on the following dates: 8/19/20; 9/9/20; 10/9/20; 3/9/21; 3/25/21; 4/7/21.

Accomplishments

  • Developed commission website with a framework enabling continued future expansion as more research and projects are completed
  • Solicited public input via web form and public forums
  • Formulated set of recommendations with University History subcommittee to promote the collection and dissemination of the diversity and complexity of the University’s history and its underrepresented groups and individuals

 


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