Structures & People
Chancellor's Council on Diversity and Inclusive Excellence Charge
Purpose: In the spirit of the University's guiding principle to "support a community devoted to diversity/inclusivity of thought and experience," the Chancellor's Council on Diversity and Inclusive Excellence will provide the Chancellor with advice and recommendations that will promote a learning community that pursues and embraces equity, diversity, and inclusion.
The Chancellor's Council on Diversity and Inclusive Excellence also advises the Chancellor on affirmative action matters in compliance with the University of Wisconsin System Equal Opportunity Policy.
Function: The Chancellor's Council on Diversity and Inclusive Excellence provides advice to the Chancellor by:
- Actively engaging in the implementation of campus inclusivity initiatives where appropriate.
- Reviewing and evaluating campus compliance with Federal, State, System, and campus policies regarding diversity, equity, and inclusion.
- Reviewing, as requested, all diversity, equity, and inclusivity-related activities including, but not limited to:
- Affirmative Action Plan
- Campus Inclusive Excellence Plan
- Affirmative Action Programs -
- Faculty/Staff: Recruitment and Retention of Racial/Ethnic Minorities, and Women and Employment Matters
- Students: Access, Recruitment and Retention, and Employment Matters
- Reviewing proposed policy and procedural statements and advising the Chancellor on the need for policy changes as necessary.
- Producing discussion papers on timely diversity topics.
Membership: The Chancellor's Council on Diversity and Inclusive Excellence shall consist of 26 members: four faculty, three academic staff, one university staff, and four students. There will be 14 members who will serve by position, the campus Minority and Disadvantaged Coordinator/Diversity Director (coordinator of the American Intercultural Center), will serve as Chair the Council, the Affirmative Action officer or designee, a representative from Athletics, the Provost, the Dean of Student Affairs, the Director of Phuture Phoenix, the Director of Pre-College, the Director of Graduate Studies, the Disability Services Coordinator, the Director of the American Intercultural Center, and the Deans of each of the academic colleges.
Term: Members of the Council who do not serve based on position shall serve two-year rotating terms. After sitting out for a full year, a member may be re-appointed for another two-year term. Student appointments will be for one year and can be renewed for up to three years total.
Meetings: The Council meets monthly.