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1 CAMPUS UPDATE BLUE RIBBON COMMISSION (BRC) ON DIVERSITY The University of Colorado at Boulder Office of the Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity and Community Engagement (ODECE) December 7, 2007

2 ODECE - Achieving Excellence through Diversity and Inclusion 2 CU-Boulder Values Diversity Faculty, staff and students on our campus represent diverse identities, perspectives, ideas and varied levels of abilities and disabilities. CU-Boulder values our people who reflect ethnic, gender, geographical and intellectual diversity. We believe diversity makes us better people. Diversity adds value to a world class research university by enriching everyone. Indeed, alumni become better citizens. Faculty and staff improve teaching, scholarship and service to the campus and our world. By 2030, CU-Boulder will be a model for the nation in applying best practices in support of diversity and inclusive excellence. Flagship 2030

3 ODECE - Achieving Excellence through Diversity and Inclusion 3 University of Colorado at Boulder Geographic origin of 07 freshmen (US)

4 ODECE - Achieving Excellence through Diversity and Inclusion 4 4 Colorado Demographic Profile Sources: Colorado All (U.S. Census Bureau 2005 Data) - Colorado K-12 (Colorado Department of Education 2006 Data) - CU-Boulder Undergrad Enrollment 2007 Data (Office of Planning, Budget and Analysis) -

5 ODECE - Achieving Excellence through Diversity and Inclusion 5 5 University of Colorado at Boulder New Freshmen – Selected Groups Fall 2005 (N=5,007); Fall 2006 (N=5,617); Fall 2007 (N=5,555) Source: Office of Planning, Budget and Analysis

6 ODECE - Achieving Excellence through Diversity and Inclusion 6 Source: Office of Planning, Budget and Analysis University of Colorado at Boulder New Freshmen Profile Fall 2007 (N=5,555 Headcount)

7 ODECE - Achieving Excellence through Diversity and Inclusion 7 Student Enrollment and Retention Received renewal of significant Federal Grants dedicated to improve student success for 1 st generation students: Department of Education/Ronald E. McNair Post Baccalaureate Achievement Program; and Indian Upward Bound National Science Foundation Alliance for Graduate Education Program (NSF AGEP) National Science Foundation Colorado Alliance for Minority Participation (NSF CO-AMP) Bolstered scholarships and program support of students from first-generation families and diverse ethnic backgrounds Supported undergraduate and graduate student attendance to various regional and national conferences CU-Boulder Reports Progress… BRC recommendation to increase support of students

8 ODECE - Achieving Excellence through Diversity and Inclusion 8 Merit Based Financial Aid Programs Increased pre-collegiate and CU-LEAD Alliance scholarships Utilized the Presidential Scholars Program beginning in 2006 in part to increase the enrollment of high merit, non-resident 1 st generation students Established the First Nations Scholarship in 2006 to fund 15 four- year awards annually for non-resident tribally enrolled students Chancellors Citizenship Scholars Program introduced in 2007 as the first multi-year merit program for Colorado residents to fund 25 four-year awards CU-Boulder Reports Progress… BRC recommendation to enhance student aid

9 ODECE - Achieving Excellence through Diversity and Inclusion 9 Need-Based Financial Aid Programs Partnered with CU Office of the President and the Pioneer Fund to plan a scholarship campaign to raise $7.5M for CU Pre-Collegiate Development graduates CU Promise Program created in provides Colorado low income students with grant and work-study aid to cover tuition, fees, and books CU-Boulder increased the total amount of need-based financial aid for by 40% from These are continuing funds. CU-Boulder Reports Progress… BRC recommendation to enhance student aid

10 ODECE - Achieving Excellence through Diversity and Inclusion 10 CU-Boulder Reports Progress… BRC recommendation to review diversity programs Conducted Program Review and Evaluation of CU-LEAD ALLIANCE (12 learning communities) Recommendations include Expand Pre-Collegiate Programs Increase level and quantity of scholarships Improve level of infrastructure and staffing for CU-LEAD Alliance Reinforce interactions and offerings in CU-LEAD Alliance (i.e., Leadership Institute, Service Learning, Study Abroad and Undergraduate Research Opportunity Programs/UROP) Reviewers from the Universities of Michigan, Minnesota, Colorado State University and Metro State/Denver

11 ODECE - Achieving Excellence through Diversity and Inclusion 11 CU-Boulder Reports Progress… Campus Climate-Faculty Matters Preliminary results suggest we attracted and hired 70 tenured/tenure-track faculty from diverse backgrounds: including 24 women and 17 faculty of color for Fall 2007 (9 Asian-Americans; 4 African-Americans; and 4 Hispanic- Americans). Flagship 2030 (the campus strategic plan) includes a renewed commitment to improve our recruitment of women faculty and faculty of color

12 ODECE - Achieving Excellence through Diversity and Inclusion 12 ODECE - Achieving Excellence through Diversity and Inclusion 12 University of Colorado at Boulder New Tenured/Tenure-Track Faculty Fall 2005 (N=48); Fall 2006 (N=51); Fall 2007 (N=70) Source: Office of Planning, Budget and Analysis Note: Fall 2007 data is preliminary

13 ODECE - Achieving Excellence through Diversity and Inclusion 13 Campus Climate-Curriculum is Important CU-Boulder developed and currently piloting an Undergraduate Leadership Course- ARSC 1001 Contemporary Research Universities and Student Citizens Over 400 students in a Residential Academic Program (RAP) setting CU-Boulder Reports Progress… BRC recommendation to offer a freshman leadership course

14 ODECE - Achieving Excellence through Diversity and Inclusion 14 Campus-wide Diversity Training Administrators, faculty and staff participated in BRC recommended mandatory training Discrimination and Harassment Training is required by Human Resources for all faculty and staff Disability Services offers training and support services for the campus GLBT Resource Center provides Safe Zone Training for all faculty, staff and students CU-Boulder Reports Progress… BRC recommendation to conduct diversity training

15 ODECE - Achieving Excellence through Diversity and Inclusion 15 After a national search appointed a new cabinet-level position of Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity and Community Engagement (ODECE), Dr. Sallye McKee, August 2007 Promoted David Aragon, former director of Multicultural Engineering Program (MEP) College of Engineering, to Assistant to the Vice Chancellor ODECE, November 2007 Disability Services received substantial investments of campus resources to fortify and enhance services ODECE is working with key leadership to improve collaborations and create partnerships across all divisions to enhance student/faculty success and broaden community outreach CU-Boulder Reports Progress… Office of Diversity, Equity and Community Engagement

16 ODECE - Achieving Excellence through Diversity and Inclusion 16 Enhance accountability and transparency in the areas of faculty, student and staff recruitment and retention across all divisions Reinforce a strong commitment to faculty success and improve the retention and recruitment of tenured/tenure- track faculty Promote continuous learning in the areas of diversity and inclusion while benchmarking with regional and national best practices CU-Boulder Reports Progress… Strategic objectives going forward

17 ODECE - Achieving Excellence through Diversity and Inclusion 17 Increase support for the Pre-collegiate Program, K-12 Outreach and Summer Programs Coordinate and align student support programs and activities that promote inclusiveness and excellence across all colleges and divisions Support the Chancellors campus-based and external advisory committees: Chancellors Advisory Committee on Minority Affairs (CACMA); Chancellor Committee on Women (CCW); Chancellors Standing Committee on Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender (GLBT) Issues; Program Accessibility Committee (PAC); Chancellors Diversity Advisory Board (CDAB) CU-Boulder Reports Progress… Strategic objectives going forward

18 ODECE - Achieving Excellence through Diversity and Inclusion 18 CU-Boulder Reports Progress… BRC recommendation to enhance community engagement City of Boulder Since August 2007 VCs Ron Stump and Sallye McKee are inaugural members of the Subcommittee on Inclusiveness and Diversity/ Division of Community Services VC Sallye McKee appointed to the Boulder Chamber of Commerce CU-Boulder received a private gift to inaugurate the Chancellors Lecture Series. The first speaker will be Gerda Klein, February 19, 2008/All invited Greater Colorado CU-Boulder Office of Admissions established liaison with BRC members Charles and Angela Robertson to bring over 2000 pre collegiate students and parents to campus for various sports events Guests from diverse backgrounds were hosted at key athletic events fall 2007 ODECE heightened campus participation in ethnic specific Chamber of Commerce activities in Greater Denver

19 ODECE - Achieving Excellence through Diversity and Inclusion 19 CU-Boulder values external support and advice. Chancellor G.P. Bud Peterson appoints an external Chancellors Diversity Advisory Board (Confirmed membership) Suzy Ageton Carmen Atilano Michael Avritt Polly Baca Samuel Batey Reverend Ralph Beechum Reverend Hollis Booker Bill De La Cruz Derek Faison William Sonny" Flowers Gary Jackson Midge Korczak Brenda Lyle Eugene Lucero Maria Guajardo Lucero Stephen Manydeeds Sandra Moore-Mann Cassandra Sewell Amy M. Stein Jane Taylor Euvaldo Valdez Laurie Vargas Louise Young

20 ODECE - Achieving Excellence through Diversity and Inclusion 20 Transformation While alluding to the powerful role of the abilities of humans to transform existing systems, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King quoted the words of an elderly enslaved preacher of the African Diaspora who said… We aint what we ought to be and we aint what were going to be. But thank God, we aint what we was.

21 ODECE - Achieving Excellence through Diversity and Inclusion 21 CU-Boulder appreciates the active involvement with the Blue Ribbon Commission on Diversity ODECE extends a special Thank You to: Members, Blue Ribbon Commission (BRC) The University is not the campus, not the buildings on the campus, not the faculties, not the students of any one time – not one of these or all of them. The University consists of all who come into and go forth from her halls, who are touched by her influence and who carry on her spirit. Wherever you go, the University goes with you. Wherever you are at work there is the University at work. President George Norlin, June 1935

22 ODECE - Achieving Excellence through Diversity and Inclusion 22 Slide #3 : CU-Boulder Geographic Origin of 2007 Freshmen Office of Admissions/CU-Boulder Slide #4 : Colorado Demographics Profile Colorado Population: U.S. Census Bureau 2005 Data Colorado K-12 Public Schools: Colorado Department of Education 2006 Data CU-Boulder All Undergrad 2007: Office of Planning, Budget and Analysis Slide #5 : CU-Boulder New Freshmen 2007 – Selected Groups Office of Planning, Budget and Analysis/CU-Boulder Slide #6 : CU-Boulder New Freshmen Profile Fall 2007 Office of Planning, Budget and Analysis/CU-Boulder Slide #12 : CU-Boulder New Tenured/Tenure-Track Faculty Office of Planning, Budget and Analysis/CU-Boulder Note: Fall 2007 data is preliminary Sources


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