Status of Priority 1 Recommendations 
from the Task Force on Race

(Second year review 1999-2000)

Priority 1

Recommendation

Respondents

Oversight Panel

Assessment of Progress

1a: Formation of Oversight Panel

 

Implemented and functioning

1b: Administrative workshops

John DiBiaggio

Mel Bernstein

John Not yet done at Senior Administrators, School Deans level

Mel AS&E efforts are ongoing through ODED

1c: Formation of Office of Diversity Education and Development

Wayne Bouchard

In place- role to include programs for students under discussion

1d: Relocation of OEO

 

Wayne Bouchard

Movement, but not solely an AS&E decision

1e: Administrators Speeches

John DiBiaggio

Sol Gittleman

Ioannis Miaoulis

Susan Ernst

Leila Fawaz

Current practice and ongoing

1f: Incorporation of race into existing curriculum

 

Three new faculty positions

Mel Bernstein

Ioannis Miaoulis

Susan Ernst

Leila Fawaz

a. Part of faculty activity evaluations in LA&J, not in Engineering. See attached list of currently taught courses

b. Renewed interest in joint appointments, departmental and faculty roles critical. American Studies is reviewing its role as a home for Ethnic Studies

1g: Summer curricular workshop

Margery Davies

Semester workshops ongoing, summer program under discussion

1h: Financial aid initiatives in capital campaign

John DiBiaggio

Gary Lowe

In place, continuing efforts to secure donors

1i: Race/diversity in Orientation

Bruce Reitman

Insufficiency of current program is recognized.

New program planning is responsive to student surveys

1j: Calendar for extended Orientation

Margery Davies

Bruce Reitman

Recommendation has been expanded to all classes under the umbrella of "class teams"

Implementation of a comprehensive web-base calendar is underway.

1k: Student performing groups

 

Bruce Reitman

Implemented and ongoing

1l: Administrative response to misrepresentation in media

Bruce Reitman

Current policy is to respond quickly

 

 

Priority 1

Recommendation

Respondents

Oversight Panel

Assessment of Progress

1m: Administrative Response Team

John DiBiaggio

Margery Davies

Bruce Reitman

In place and functioning

1n: Student recourse procedures

Bruce Reitman

Procedures in place

1o: Administrative response team for residence halls

Margery Davies

Bruce Reitman

Dean of Students office responds in consultation with rapid response team (Rec 1m)

1p: Campus police diversity training

Barbara Wooten

John King

Continued diversity workshops for police personnel. Liaison officers dedicated to working with the Culture Centers are being assigned. Students encouraged to report incidents of inappropriate police ID checks to Dean of Students or Culture Center Directors

Panel recommends facilitated discussions between officers, students, Center directors and Dean of Students

1q: Consolidation of Culture Centers

Bruce Reitman

Consolidation will not occur.

1r: Culture Center support

 

Margery Davies

Bruce Reitman

Budgets increased, staff positions upgraded to full time

1s: Funding for cultural programming

Margery Davies

Implemented and working

1t: Culture Centers and Orientation

a. budget

b. extended programs

Wayne Bouchard

Bruce Reitman

a. Budgets have been increased

b. Programming discussion underway (Dean of Students, Admissions, Centers)

1u: Co-sponsoring events by VP and Centers

 

In place

1v: Culture Center pamphlets

 

Wayne Bouchard

Bruce Reitman

Asian-American Center has one, others are planned

1w: Bulletin rewrite re: Centers/Houses

Bruce Reitman

Modifications scheduled for Summer 2000, as part of first-year "class team" agenda. Walking tours of Culture Centers / Houses to be implemented this fall

1x: Training for RAs

 

Bruce Reitman

Partially implemented, incremental improvements occurring