Specific Charges for 2012-2013

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

  1. Work with the Office of the Provost and with the Senate Committee on Faculty Development, Diversity, and Equity (SCFDDE) to assess the impact and effectiveness of school-level facilitators and their interactions with faculty search processes to identify university-wide barriers to the recruitment and retention of a diverse faculty; and to monitor the implementation of the University of Pennsylvania Diversity Action Plan.

  2. Monitor University processes documenting recruitment, retention, and graduation of underrepresented minority graduate and undergraduate students with the Office of the Provost and any other appropriate university offices.

  3. Assess progress on gender-nonspecific campus policies relating to faculty, staff, and students.

  4. Assess the efforts to build cultural understanding, inclusiveness, and support across campus related to one of the following:  different faith traditions, race, socioeconomic status, gender identity, or sexual orientation.

  5. Review and discuss this Committee’s general charge and identify two or three issues that should be given the highest priority for the committee’s work in AY 2013-2014.

Committee Members


Judy Shea*
Susan Sorenson


Lubna Mian


Gail Oberton


Ezekiel Dixon-Roman
Nader Engheta*
Tulia Falleti
Chenoa Flippen
Grace Kao
Joe Libonati

Graduate/professional students:

Akeesha Washington
Paule Joseph

Undergraduate students:

Nikhil Kumar
Adrienne Edwards


Sharon Bryan*
Kayla Crawley Haidara


Erin Lemons*
Michelle Wells Lockett*

*Indicates reappointment as chair or member.