Specific Charges for 2009-2010

All Specific Charges are in addition to each committee's "General" Charge in the Council Bylaws

  1. Continue joint efforts with the Senate Committee on Faculty Development, Diversity, and Equity? and the Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs to:
    • Advocate for broader and more effective outreach efforts to recruit minority faculty
    • Encourage individual schools to develop plans for diversifying the faculty
    • Consider the recommendation for Deans to report on their diversity and equity plans???
  2. Initiate discussions with Deans to promote the expeditious mounting of links to school and university diversity programs on each School?s homepage.
  3. Continue efforts to identify a small number of Penn faculty with the expertise to design mechanisms to further assess campus climate surveys such as PULSE and COHFE and determine how some peer institutions have used faculty on similar assessment projects.
  4. Develop recommendations for a feasible way of organizing a small university-wide postdoctoral fellowship program for individuals whose research is linked to broadly conceived questions of diversity.
  5. Continue to monitor the implementation of gender-neutral campus policies.
  6. Review and discuss the committee?s general charge and identify two or three issues that should be given highest priority for the committee?s work in AY 2010-2011.

Committee Members

Chair: John Jackson*






Lisa Lewis*

Yvonne Paterson*

Robert Preucel

Jorge Santiago-Aviles*

Yolanda Slaughter*

Nancy Tkacs*

Linda Zhao

Graduate/professional students:

Michelle Jacobson

Tung Wei-Shao

Undergraduate students:

Cristian Barrios



Valerie Allen

Delores Magobet


Connie Gordon

Michelle Wells Lockett*

*Indicates reappointment as chair or member.