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1 Diversity and Multicultural Affairs Dr. Taffye Benson Clayton Vice Provost University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

2 Diversity and Multicultural Affairs Our Brand As a National Leader  Diversity is central to our mission and integral to our brand at Carolina  Leader in higher education access – Access directly linked to diversity and academic excellence  21 ST century high-achieving students – Desire for diverse learning environments – Compositional diversity is an important component – Expectation of access to and interaction with other high-achieving diverse students and faculty

3 Diversity and Multicultural Affairs Diversity and Inclusion Defined Diversity Broad and encompassing Inclusion Active, intentional, ongoing efforts to engage diversity to reap its educational benefits Inclusive AND differentiated leverage compositional diversity reap educational benefits meet needs of differentiated segments authentically

4 Diversity and Multicultural Affairs Diversity at UNC-Chapel Hill  Mission – Extend knowledge-based services and other resources of the University to the citizens of North Carolina and their institutions to enhance the quality of life for all people in the State  Academic Plan Equity and Inclusion at Carolina—Strategic plan with recommendations to strengthen commitment to diversity and inclusion  Core values – Believes that it can achieve its educational, research, and service mission only by creating and sustaining an environment in which students, faculty, and staff represent diversity…

5 Diversity and Multicultural Affairs DMA’s Mission and Vision  Mission – The Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs (DMA) is an administrative unit in the Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost. – Our mission is to provide university-wide leadership in developing and implementing initiatives that promote access to and diversity within our student, faculty, and staff communities. We provide leadership, consultation, and project management of policies, programs, and services that promote diversity as a means of achieving educational excellence and enhancing the quality of life for all members of the University community.  Vision – To promote and sustain an inclusive campus community that values and respects all members of the University community

6 Diversity and Multicultural Affairs Refreshed Vision for Diversity Strategically positioned Mission-aligned and mission- driven Integrated into institutional priorities, planning and fabric

7 Diversity and Multicultural Affairs DMA’s Expanded Charge and Portfolio  Since its inception, DMA has primarily served historically underrepresented students  Now faculty, staff and student-focused

8 Diversity and Multicultural Affairs DMA’s Broad Based Focus Institutional diversity – Leadership for university-wide diversity policies, procedures, and practices – Diversity, inclusion, and cultural competence education – Consultation Assessment and research of diversity issues within organizational structures Community engagement with diverse populations Recruitment and retention of faculty, staff, and students from diverse backgrounds and cultures Multicultural programming Support programs for diverse student populations Diversity, inclusion and cultural competence leadership programs Diversity and inclusion functions

9 Diversity and Multicultural Affairs The New DMA Team

10 Diversity and Multicultural Affairs New DMA Directors Sr. Director, Education Operations & Initiatives Marco Barker, PhD Director, Inclusive Student Excellence Ada Wilson, JD Director, Research, Assessment & Analytics Search Underway

11 Diversity and Multicultural Affairs Coordinators Coordinator, Multicultural Student Programs and Carolina Latino Initiative Josmell Perez, MEd. Coordinator, Educational Programs Search Underway

12 Diversity and Multicultural Affairs Administrative Support Executive Assistant Katherine Max Communications Specialist Miki Kersgard Administrative Support Specialist Margie Scott

13 Diversity and Multicultural Affairs UNC as a Diversity Leader

14 Diversity and Multicultural Affairs Opportunities to Lead in Diversity  Faculty Diversity Recruitment and Retention  Minority Male Success and Graduation  Faculty and Staff Diversity Education  Cultural Competence Skill Development and Leadership

15 Diversity and Multicultural Affairs Leading in Diversity Presence and Success  To develop strategies to increase the presence of historically underrepresented populations  To develop an effective model for minority male student success at Carolina to decrease graduation rate disparities and promote differentiated student success

16 Diversity and Multicultural Affairs Leading in Diversity Education  To develop a comprehensive, multiple modality educational strategy, inclusive of faculty and staff at Carolina  To develop a model for cultural competence skill development and leadership education for students

17 Diversity and Multicultural Affairs Diversity Seminar Series for Faculty and Staff Chancellor’s 21st Century Vision Dialogue Through the Lens of Diversity The Role of Diversity in Education  Plenary Keynote  Dr. Pat Gurin— Nancy Cantor Distinguished Professor Emerita of Psychology and Women's Studies at the University of Michigan  Panel Discussion Participants  Dr. Jeff Milem— Ernest W. McFarland Distinguished Professor in Leadership for Education Policy and Reform in the College of Education, Department Chair and Director, Center for the Study of Higher Education at the University of Arizona  Dr. Thomas Nelson-Laird— Associate Professor, Higher Education Leadership and Policy Studies, Project Manager for the Faculty Survey of Student Engagement (FSSE) at Indiana University

18 Diversity and Multicultural Affairs Minority Males at UNC

19 Diversity and Multicultural Affairs Undergraduate Academic Success at Carolina Differentiated Student Success Underrepresented Student Success Undergraduate Student Success

20 Diversity and Multicultural Affairs Disaggregating the Data  What does the data tell us about differentiated groups?  How do we use the data to make data driven decisions that support our institutional mission?

21 Diversity and Multicultural Affairs Undergraduate Student Data  Enrollment – 18,430 students, approximately 7,700 males (42 %) – 39 American Indian – 715 Hispanic/Latino – 566 African American  Graduation, Current four-year rate is 80% 2010 Retention Study four-year rate – American Indian males64.7%American Indian females67.4% – Hispanic males61%Hispanic females77.3% – African American males49.2%African American females71% Source: UNC Institutional Research

22 Diversity and Multicultural Affairs Forum and Workgroup Progress  Minority Male Success Forum, January 27, 2012  Goals – Continue momentum developed across campus to address needs of Carolina undergraduate men of color – Respond to student appeals for support, consideration and action – Enhance communication and collaboration on this issue – Strengths-based approach to understanding and supporting recruitment, retention, graduation and success of minority males – Examine current efforts and exchange new ideas for mentoring  Minority Male Collaborative Workgroup, March 2012 – DMA, Undergraduate Retention, Student Success and Academic Counseling, New Student and Parent Programs, Scholarships & Financial Aid, Office of Institutional Research, Student Affairs, CBC

23 Diversity and Multicultural Affairs Challenges with Target Group  General success strategies will frequently not meet the needs of many minority males  More likely to be hindered by economic disadvantages  Less likely to access existing social/academic resources  More likely to be first-generation students  Less likely to have access to information about higher education  Less likely to have role models among faculty

24 Diversity and Multicultural Affairs Minority Male Success and Graduation  Successful minority males at Carolina – Are skilled at academic self-management – Have self-awareness of their academic strengths – Engage in learning activities outside the classroom – Are likely to intentionally engage with non- minority students – May or may not participate in mentorship

25 Diversity and Multicultural Affairs 3MP Grant Process  Initiated by General Administration in response to: – UNC Board of Governors and the UNC General Administration launch the University of North Carolina Tomorrow Initiative (2007) – Recommendation 4.2.5. UNC should increase the educational attainment of all underrepresented populations, especially African American male and Hispanic students  2011—UNC launches three 3MP pilots on UNC campuses  2012—UNC system to provide funding to additional campuses to expand efforts with minority male students in parallel with Community College System

26 Diversity and Multicultural Affairs Carolina Millennial Scholars  Scope—first-year and transfer students – Connect students to University resources – Enhance participants’ academic experience and set a path to graduation – Encourage students to identify their individual strengths – Help students take responsibility for their education, choices and decisions  Design – Small cohorts based on academic interests – Seminar and series of workshops focused on academic success, professional development, and financial literacy – Faculty and staff mentoring

27 Diversity and Multicultural Affairs Thank You

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