|Submission Date||June 17, 2013|
PAE-6: Diversity and Equity Coordination
Associate Professor / Chair Committee on Sustainability 2012-2013
Does the institution have a diversity and equity committee?:
The charter or mission statement of the committee or a brief description of the committee's purview and activities :
There are two committees on campus tasked with diversity and equity.
The Committee on Diversity Affairs (CODA) promotes understanding and awareness of diversity, including but not limited to diversity of culture, ethnicity, gender, race, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic status. CODA helps identify and promote collaborative diversity-oriented programming efforts throughout the Lawrence University community. This council is composed of the Assistant Dean for Multicultural Affairs, multicultural student group leaders, faculty/staff advisors, and other interested students.
The President's Committee on Multicultural Affairs' purpose is to promote a greater cultural and ethinic diversity in the Lawrence community. In order to accomplish this goal, the committee aims to create a climate conducive to attracting and retaining minority students, faculty, and staff, with numerous curricular and extracurricular initiatives aimed at increasing multicultural awareness and appreciation. The committee consists of two faculty members, the Provost and Dean of the Faculty, the Dean of Student Academic Services, one representative from the Vice President for Enrollment Management’s Office, one representative from the Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students’ Office, and two student representatives from the LUCC Committee on Multicultural Affairs.
Members of the committee, including job titles and affiliations :
Ameya Balsekar, Assistant Professor of Government
Karen Hoffman, Associate Professor of English
Pa Lee Moua, Assistant Dean of Students for Multicultural Affairs
Drew Ryan, Office of Multicultural Affairs Programs Coordinator
Dave Burrows, Provost and Dean of the Faculty
Geoff Gajewski, Dean of Student Academic Services
The website URL where information about the diversity and equity committee is available:
Does the institution have a diversity and equity office?:
A brief description of the diversity office:
The Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) states on their website, "The mission of the OMA is to help provide the resources necessary for all students to express and explore culture and identity. OMA also collaborates with other campus departments, as well as student and community organizations to maximize programming, and engage and educate a larger audience about cultural awareness, personal identity, and social justice."
The number of people employed in the diversity office:
The website URL where information about the diversity and equity office is available:
Does the institution have a diversity and equity coordinator?:
Diversity coordinator’s name:
Diversity coordinator's position title:
A brief description of the diversity coordinator's position:
The Assistant Dean of Students for Multicultural Affairs works with the student body in promoting diversity on campus through educational and recreational activities.
The website URL where information about the diversity and equity coordinator is available:
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