Senate Advisory Committee on Diversity

The Senate Advisory Committee on Diversity shall provide leadership and expertise to the University community in promoting diversity in their various roles and activities and serve as a forum for the exchange of ideas within the University. The Committee should respond to directions from the Academic Senate, while retaining the freedom to set its own agenda. The Committee’s principal role is to identify issues, projects, and proposals that would further a positive climate of diversity on the University campus, would enhance relations with diverse elements in the community, and would promote appreciation of diversity in the wider community. The Committee’s roles includes forwarding information and recommendations to the Academic Senate. The Committee will submit an annual report to the Academic Senate of its activities.

Governing Document: University Policy 6-002-III-D-1-h: The Academic Senate

Powers and Duties

  • Identify issues, projects, and proposals to further a positive climate of diversity at the University
  • Provide leadership and expertise in promoting diversity on campus
  • Promote dialogue, exchange of ideas, and appreciation for diversity in the wide community
  • Respond to directions from the Academic Senate and forward information

The membership of the Committee with full voting rights consists of eighteen persons. The Academic Senate elects 12 tenure-line and career-line faculty members. ASUU selects three students. Three shall be staff members serving three year terms (approved by the Senate Executive Committee after nomination by the University of Utah Staff Council-UUSC—seeĀ Policy 5-003).

Ex-officio members include Academic Senate past-president, Associate VP for Equity and Diversity, Associate VP for Diversity for Health Sciences, UUSC Chairperson, ASUU President, Director of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, Director of LGBT Resource Center, Assistant VP for Human Resources, and two representatives from the community.

Meets three-five times per semester.

Current Membership

Annual Reports

Subcommittee Update March 2020

2019-2020 Report

2018-2019 Report

2017-2018 Report

2016-2017 Report

2015-2016 Report

2014-2015 Report

2013-2014 Report

2012-2013 Report

2011-2012 Report

2010-2011 Report

2008-2009 Report

2006-2008 Report

2006-2008 Appendices