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Summary of 2013-2013 Activities
Chair, Executive Committee:
Jacob Werblow, Teacher Education, 860.832.2474, firstname.lastname@example.org
Susan Koski, Criminology, 860-832-3088, email@example.com
Beth F. Merenstein, Sociology, 860.832.3174, firstname.lastname@example.org
Diversity Assessment Project
Carolyn Fallahi, Psychology, 860.832.3114, email@example.com
Paul Karpuk (Chair), English, 860.832.2774, firstname.lastname@example.org
Programming Subcommitte/Public Outreach:
James French, Teacher Education, 860.832.2426, email@example.com
Roberta (Bobbie) Koplowitz, Athletics, 860.832.3172, firstname.lastname@example.org
Laura Marchese, Institutional Advancement, 860.832.2554, email@example.com
Viatcheslav Naoumov, Engineering, 860.832.1820, firstname.lastname@example.org
Reginald Simmons (chair), Criminology, 860.832.3134, email@example.com
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Audra King, Philosophy, 860.832.3677, firstname.lastname@example.org
Lisa Frank, Finance and Law 860.832.3261, email@example.com
Paul Karpuk, English, 860.832.2774, firstname.lastname@example.org
Reginald Simmons, Criminology, 860.832.3134, email@example.com
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December 11, 2012 February 4, 2013 March 4, 2013
April 1, 2013
We held two retreats during the summer of 2012 for all our executive committee members. At the retreat we discussed the vision of the FSDC and refined our vision for the coming year.
Chair: R. Simmons
The Committee met monthly via email or in person for planning of the April 16, 2013 Cady School Visit to CCSU event and the CRM Klingburg Peer-Mentoring Pilot in March, 2013.
$500 grant to support the Cady School Visit event was received from the CCSU Office of Diversity and Equity.
Approximately 10-15 Boys from the Caty High School Detention will visit Central Connecticut State University and sit in on a class taught by Dr. Merenstein, attend a rocket launch by Dr. Naoumov, meet with representatives from admissions, and meet the players of the men’s basketball team.
The Klingburg event involved CCSU students from the CRM and Psychology student clubs visiting the facility and speaking to the youth about college.
2) Curriculum Sub-Committee
Chair: P. Karpuk
Five new courses were added for D-designation and potentially 2-3 from Sociology are in processing.
The sub-committee continued to recruit interested faculty in either participating in the d-designation workshops or in submitting courses to the ongoing d-designation list. As of April 2012, there are 7 d-designation courses with an additional 5 coming though the curriculum committee. Our goal is to achieve 25 d-designation courses by May 2013.
3) Website Committee
Chair: C. Fallahi
Changes to the website for the year involve routine updates: membership, adding FSDC meeting minutes, etc.
4) Review 2012/2013
In April, the FSDC voted to make three policy changes to the by-laws with the aim to both: (a) raise the ability of the FSDC to be responsive to the student population and (b) increase the participation and activity of our general membership:
The FSDC hoped to secure a permanent funding stream from the Provost’s Office this year. C. Fallahi met with the Provost twice in hopes of securing funding to establish new programs (including a diversity badge / recognition for undergraduates, an cohort model professional development program, and a Diversity Minor) and to produce evaluation reports of d-designated courses. Unfortunately, at this point, there is no commitment for funding from the Provost. The FSDC currently has no annual budget. C. Fallahi and J.Werblow, however, applied for two separate Summer Curriculum Grants to raise some financial support towards two of these projects.
The FSDC continues to add courses with the D-designation. Five new courses have been added this year, raising the total number of courses with a D-Designation to 17.
The FSDC continues to search for better ways to promote diversity on campus, specifically by increases student (and faculty) participation of diversity related events on campus. There are a plethora of diversity-related events on campus each semester, however, many have more vacant seats than filled. The FSDC would like to be part of a solution to increase attendance at these important events, but without any funding, it has been a challenge to develop and implement meaningful solutions. As we have changed our by-laws to essentially expect more activity from our membership, we are hopeful that the university administration will increase their commitment to providing financial support necessary to create and maintain more diversity related programming in the future.
Jacob Werblow, Chair, Faculty Senate Diversity Committee