Campus Climate Committe - Charge

 

The mission of the Campus Climate Committee is to promote mutual acceptance and respect and to celebrate diversity in all its forms.

The charge of the committee includes:

1.  Performing periodic needs assessments of the campus climate;

2.  Recommending specific actions to improve the campus climate to the President via the Academic Senate in a timely fashion as needs are identified;

3.  Monitoring the campus climate and the implementation of recommended actions and reporting at least annually to the President via the Academic Senate; and

4.  Encouraging, endorsing, and participating in University educational programs that promote an increased understanding of equity and diversity issues.

The committee shall consult regularly with various constituencies reflecting the diversity of the campus, such as Disabled Student Services, Counseling and Psychological Services, Office of Equity and Diversity, Center for International Education, Faculty Center for Professional Development, Senior University, Interfaith Center, the Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender Resource Center, the Multicultural Center, the Women's Resource Center, academic programs and other services/organizations/programs focusing on issues of race, religion, color, ancestry,  ethnicity, marital status, pregnancy, national origin, age, mental or physical disability, sexual orientation, special disabled veterans' status, Vietnam Era or other covered veteran status. 

MEMBERSHIP:

*Director, Equity and Diversity

*University Ombuds

*Director, Multicultural Center

One (1) administrator holding the minimum rank of Associate Vice President, appointed by the President

Three (3) tenured or tenure-track faculty

Two (2) lecturers

Three (3) full-time staff members

Three (3) students, appointed by the President, Associated Students, Inc. 

*One (1) CFA representative

*One (1) full-time staff member, elected by the Staff Council

One (1) Academic Senator elected by the Academic Senate, who should also be a member of the Campus Climate Committee if possible; if an individual with dual membership is not available, the Senator becomes a non-voting member

*Non-voting

The Committee shall select a liaison who will attend Academic Senate meetings and report back to the Committee.  The Committee liaison should be an Academic Senator if possible; if not, the Committee shall appoint a member who will become a non-voting member of the Senate.

NOMINATION AND ELECTION PROCEDURES:

Nomination:  A call for nominations and application for appointment to the Campus Climate Committee shall be sent by the Academic Senate to all faculty, administrators, and staff.  In addition, a call for nominations and application shall be sent to the Associated Students, the Office of Student Affairs, the campus newspapers, and appropriate student organizations and resource centers.

The application should include:

a)  Name of nominee

b)  Campus address, campus phone, FAX number (if available), and  e-mail address (if available)

c)  Particular area of expertise with respect to discrimination or harassment

d)  A paragraph stating the reasons why the applicant should be selected for the Campus Climate Committee, and

e)  Three goals for change in the campus climate.

Applications shall be returned to the Academic Senate Office.

Selection Committee for the Campus Climate Committee: To insure that the members of the Campus Climate Committee represent a diversity of membership from the campus community, the Committee membership shall be selected by a committee comprised of two members of the Academic Senate Executive Committee, one member of the California Faculty Association Diversity Committee, two staff members of the Staff Council Executive Committee, and an administrative member who shall be appointed by the President.