Educational Equity and Campus Environment Priority Form

Senate Committee Priority Form
2017-2018

COMMITTEE NAME: Educational Equity and Campus Environment
CHAIR: Asad Azemi
VICE CHAIR: Julia Bryan

A. HIGH PRIORITY

A1) Consider drafting an informational report on ways the “All In” video could be more effectively used in the college classroom. Consider the utility of showing the video at either first year orientation, or other venues. Consult with the leadership of UPUA as appropriate.

A2) Jointly with Student Life, draft an informational report that outlines the resources available to faculty, helping them to identify students that may require mental health support. Discuss the best practices to disseminate the information to faculty. Include a discussion of how the willingness to seek-out mental health support varies among under-represented groups at Penn State. [EECE will take the lead on this report.]

A3) Consult with the Special Committee on Tenure and Equity on an informational report that outlines the unique challenges female faculty confront in securing promotion and tenure at Penn State. Working with the SCGD, identify best practices employed by other institutions to help female faculty secure tenure. Consider conducting focus groups or survey exit interviews as needed. [Special Committee on Tenure and Equity will take the lead on this report.]

B. OTHER

B1) Consider drafting an informational report about equity for learning support for the Commonwealth Campuses as compared to University Park.

B2) Consider drafting an informational report on how to make the World in Conversations presentations widely available to incoming students.

C. MANDATED AND TRADITIONAL REPORTS
C1) None

LIAISON WITH OTHER SENATE, ADMINISTRATIVE, SPECIAL OR JOINT COMMITTEES
None

SUBCOMMITTEES
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Chair/Vice Chair
Assigned Items (from above)
None