College of Liberal Arts (CLA) Report
Action Steps in line with Goal number 2
- Wall of Response created: In response to incidence by
youth for Western Civilization, CLA change team designated
Cina Hall way as a wall of Response. Students and Faculty
expressed in themselves in various literary and art forms
in a theme:
We Stand United
for equity, diversity and inclusion. This effort was
actively sustained for two weeks and still ongoing.
- An investigative team formed. The team to investigate
campus wide policies in regard to:
- organizations being allowed to table on campus
- How cases of injustice and hate are handled; and then
then develop a clear Model of Response or chain of
command that everyone knows about. Create visuals,
brochures and posters for the college.
- Address institutional oppression: train faculty -
might need to be mandatory on how a curriculum can be
inadvertently be exclusive and how to formulate an
integrative curriculum. Address embedded issues of
exclusion and how faculty can be allies.
- Address classism: research possibility of changing
current grading system for first year students from current
one to a pass- Fail system, so that students from lower
economic backgrounds or are first generation to attend
university can be retained.
- CLA Story telling project to be incorporated into
classes and posted on campus for others to read.
- Define what boundaries of "Freedom of
speech" are and what we mean by freedom of speech as
a Constitutional Right.
- Develop a plan for Constitution Day next Year,
- A community day event featuring diversity, inclusion
and equity seminars, workshops, a rally and other fun
activities involving all who work and learn in CLA
Suzanne Bonomo, Jake Caceres-Garcia, Cindy Christian, Runa
Das, Michael Duvall, Qiang Fang, Jason Ford, Joseph Gill IV,
Njoki Kamau, Anessa Kemna, Milan Kovacovic, Molly Larson,
Suzanne Lyndon, Susan Perala-Dewey, Jodi Polasky, Laura
Stolle Schmidt, Krista Twu.
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