Charge to the Committee

To ascertain whether all members of the University community are able to fulfill their aspirations in an equitable manner, the Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity, with the support of former President David Skorton and the guidance of an advisory committee of faculty, administrators, and staff from across campus, conducted diversity climate surveys in 2005. The advisory committee was charged to examine the following areas:

1. Campus climate for faculty, staff and students

  • Perceptions of access, equity and inclusion
  • Perceptions of institutional commitment to diversity

2. Level and quality of inter-group relations among faculty, staff and students

  • Quality of experience in living, learning and working environments
  • Levels of use and engagement in a variety of activities, offices and resources
  • Level of faculty and staff participating in diversity-related efforts

3. Diversity awareness of faculty, staff and students

  • Level of exposure students have to diversity courses/programs and to diverse faculty, staff and students
  • How much and what faculty, staff and students have learned about diversity

2005 Diversity Climate Surveys

Task Force Members

Name Title
Kevin Ward Interim Vice President for Human Resources
Philip Jones Vice President for Student Services and Dean of Students
Phil Kutzko Professor and Collegiate Fellow
Diana Leventry
Jennifer Modestou Interim Assistant to the President and Director of Equal Opportunity and Diversity
Robin Paetzold
Charlotte Westerhaus Assistant to the President and Director of the UI Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity
Marcella David Special Assistant to the President for Equal Opportunity and Diversity and Associate Provost
Madgetta Dungy former Assistant Dean for Faculty Affairs and Development, College of Medicine
John Keller Dean, Graduate College
Dorothy Persson Head Librarian, Psychology Library
Jennifer Richman Coordinator – Campus Programs and Student Activities
Jill Robinson Data Specialist, Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity
Victor Rodgers former Professor, Chemical and Biochemical Engineering
Dorothy Simpson-Taylor Director of Diversity Resources, Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity
Carlette Washington-Hoagland Coordinator, Assessment & Staff Development