Appendix B

3/14/17

SENATE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATIONAL EQUITY AND CAMPUS ENVIRONMENT

Educational Equity and Faculty

(Forensic)

To expand Senate consideration of the Educational Equity topics raised in the 2017 report to the Senate from the President’s Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity, Rob Loeb (Chair of Senate Committee on Educational Equity and Campus Environment) will ask the following questions:

“Considering that faculty from underrepresented groups have expressed concerns about the presence of bias in SRTE responses against faculty from diverse backgrounds, should the Senate recommend that the SRTE responses for faculty from diverse backgrounds be analyzed for bias?”

“Should the Senate support the University Park Undergraduate Association’s (UPUA) request to change Faculty Senate Policy 43-00 Syllabus in order to include the report bias web site (http://equity.psu.edu/reportbias/statement) as a requirement for all syllabi at the Pennsylvania State University?”

“Should the Senate recommend that colleges sponsor workshops for all faculty to raise awareness of, and how to properly handle, implicit discrimination, stereotype threat, and microaggressions in the classroom?”

COMMITTEE ON EDUCATIONAL EQUITY AND CAMPUS ENVIRONMENT

  • Kimberly Blockett
  • Julia Bryan, Vice Chair
  • Dwight Davis
  • Erinn Finke
  • Susan Fredricks
  • Timothy Lawlor
  • Robert Loeb, Chair
  • John Malchow
  • Adam Malek
  • Karyn McKinney
  • Dara Purvis
  • Eileen Trauth
  • Marcus Whitehurst