TO ENHANCE DIVERSITY, AS BROADLY DEFINED, AT CALIFORNIA UNIVERSITY.
from the Mission Statement of California University of PA, 2003
OBJECTIVE III . 1
Enhance geographic diversity.
Continue to expand California University in the High School throughout the five-county area and beyond and, specifically, to Philadelphia.
Investigate the use of distance learning for high school students.
Increase the number and percentage of out-of-state students.
Add programs in which students can receive degrees and/or certification by attending classes entirely during weekends or evenings.
Increase the number and percentage of international students.
• Develop an RFP for a consultant to facilitate an international student recruitment program.
• Use the Web to attract international students.
OBJECTIVE III . 2
Increase faculty and staff diversity.
Increase the number and percentage of underrepresented racial/ethnic faculty.
Increase the number and percentage of underrepresented racial/ethnic staff and administrators.
Provide an expanded minority presence on campus and expand opportunities for women and minorities.
• Continue implementation of the Frederick Douglass Institute Visiting Minority Faculty Program.
• Provide an opportunity for a diverse representation of female faculty members to participate in the annual State System Faculty Women's Leadership Institute.
• Send University representatives to minority faculty recruitment conferences.
Provide a safe and accepting environment for faculty and staff from all walks of life, including those who constitute ethnic, religious, cultural, political, sexual or other minorities.
• Expand the Safe Zone Program, a Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender (GLBT) support initiative.
Increase the percentage of new faculty and staff who represent minorities; monitor participation in the Safe Zone program.
OBJECTIVE III . 3
Improve student diversity.
Provide a safe and accepting environment for students from all walks of life, including those who comprise ethnic, religious, cultural, socio-economic, political, sexual, or other minorities.
• Continue support of the Providing Prevention, Education, and Advocacy for Change and Empowerment (PEACE) project.
• Support activities of the Rainbow Alliance.
• Encourage participation of administrators, faculty and staff in the Safe Zone Program.
Provide leadership training and opportunities for female and minority students.
• Continue to fund, through the Office of Student Affairs, female student representatives to the Summer Student Women's Leadership Institute.
• Continue to fund, through the office of Multicultural Affairs and Office of Social Equity, student representatives to the Pennsylvania Black Conference on Higher Education Student Leadership Institute and other similar conferences and programs.
• Upgrade the Jenny Carter House as a resource center displaying African American history in the form of art, music, film and a library.
• Establish an NAACP student chapter.
• Continue to sponsor, through the Frederick Douglass Institute, a student essay contest for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
Continue to welcome and serve first-generation college students.
• Focus on telephone calls to Hispanic inquirants; recruiting at National Hispanic College Fairs.
• Hire a Spanish-speaking recruiter.
Student satisfaction surveys; monitor student demographic data; monitor student participation in leadership training activities; continued reduction in harassment complaints.
OBJECTIVE III . 4
Develop effective marketing materials to promote diversity.
Marketing materials will represent a diverse faculty, staff and student body.
Review marketing materials; annual data on various measures of diversity.
OBJECTIVE III . 5
Continue to meet, on a case-by-case basis, the “reasonable accommodations” requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Rehabilitation Act of 1993.
Each semester all faculty, staff, and students will be made aware of ADA and RA rights and responsibilities.
Monitor number of complaints received by the Social Equity Office.
OBJECTIVE III . 6
Increase the diversity of top leadership by expanding opportunities to as many people as possible.
Expand opportunities to include minorities and females.
Increased employment levels and promotions for faculty and staff in protected classes; diversity targets of the System Accountability Plan are met or exceeded.
OBJECTIVE III . 7
Provide culturally diverse experiences within the University and the surrounding region.
Continue to support the efforts of organizations such as the Frederick Douglass Institute in bringing socially relevant speakers and programs to campus.