Annual Report Of The Diversity Committee 2003-2004
The committee adopted the following statement of philosophy:
The philosophy of the University of South Alabama includes the following ideals:
Recognition of the strength a diverse faculty, staff and administration bring to the institution.
Belief in the importance of diversity in enriching the education, research and community environment.
Commitment to the ongoing recruitment of a diverse faculty, staff and administration.
Commitment to the retention of a diverse faculty, staff and administration.
To make recommendations to the President of the University aimed at achieving the institution's goal of increasing the number of African-American faculty and administrators.
Action Items for 2003-2004
Develop a web site for the purpose of communicating the committee's mission and action items to the University community.
Develop strategies for achievement of goals and recommendations thereof to the President.
Dr. Covey will meet with each college dean to discuss diversity issues and remind them of the University's commitment to increasing the number of African-American faculty and administrators.
The dean of the college will remind each search committee of the University's goal of increasing the number of African-American faculty and administrators. Each search committee will be apprised of new policy concerning approval for interviewing additional candidates if African-American.
All Vice Presidents and Deans will be required to develop strategies and to provide annual progress reports on the hiring and retention of African-American faculty.
The host committee for African-American faculty and administrators will be appointed and will become active.
Conduct survey of campus for suggestions on recruitment and retention of African-American faculty and administrators.