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Diversity Advisory Council

  1. 1. Trumbull Campus Diversity Advisory Council Report to UDAC 050408
  2. 2. Mission Statement The Kent State University Trumbull Campus recognizes that, as an institution of higher education, we have the responsibility and are committed to fostering an environment which appreciates and celebrates diversity. The appreciation of characteristics -- such as race, ethnicity, gender, age, national origin, socioeconomic background and (dis)ability -- is a vital lesson of higher learning. This Campus is enhanced by having a diverse faculty, staff, and student body. The purpose of the Trumbull Campus Diversity Council is to raise an awareness of diversity on our campus, as well as within our community; moreover, the mission is not only to embrace diversity, but to encourage this attitude in others through educational and artistic programming as we strive for excellence in our endeavors.
  3. 3. Trumbull Cultural Diversity Council <ul><li>Chairman: Mr. Robert G. Sines, Interim Dean </li></ul><ul><li>Co-Chairman: Mrs. Evelina L. Smith </li></ul>The Trumbull Campus Cultural Diversity Council consists of fourteen individuals including the Chairman, Mr. Robert G. Sines, Interim Dean One # of students Seven # of staff Eleven # of faculty Three # of international Two # of minorities Eleven # of women Four # of men
  4. 4. Trumbull Cultural Diversity Council (cont.) <ul><li>Men: </li></ul><ul><li>Dr. Blaih; Dr. Daniel Nadon; Dr. John Robertson, Mr. Robert G. Sines </li></ul><ul><li>Women: </li></ul><ul><li>Mrs. Cooney; Dr. He; Dr. Licuanan; Dr. Lieske; Dr. Merryman; Ms. Murray; Dr. Robinson; Ms. Schroeder; Dr. Seachrist; Ms. Shively; Mrs. Smith </li></ul><ul><li>Minorities: </li></ul><ul><li>Ms. Murray, Mrs. Smith </li></ul><ul><li>International: </li></ul><ul><li>Dr. Blaih; Dr. He; Dr. Licuanan </li></ul><ul><li>Faculty: </li></ul><ul><li>Dr. Blaih; Dr. He; Dr. Licuanan; Dr. Lieske; Dr. Merryman; Dr. Nadon; Dr. Robinson; Ms. Schroeder; Dr. Seachrist; Mr. Sines; Mrs. Smith </li></ul><ul><li>Staff: </li></ul><ul><li>Mrs. Cooney; Ms. Murray; Dr. Robertson; Dr. Seachrist; Ms. Shively; Mr. Sines; Mrs. Smith </li></ul><ul><li>Student: </li></ul><ul><li>Mrs. Cooney </li></ul>
  5. 5. Minority Enrollment 248 269 266 Total Minorities 2270 3 20 17 229 Fall 03 2172 2306 Total Enrollment 5 4 Native American 22 18 Hispanic 19 14 Asian 202 230 African American Fall 04 Fall 02
  6. 6. Trumbull County Population 2000 U.S. Census 108,969 48.4% 116,147 51.6% Total Population = 225,116 Kent Trumbull (SP 05) 38.2 Male 61.8 Female
  7. 7. Trumbull County Demographics 2000 U.S. Census Minority 10.5% of population
  8. 8. Full-time Faculty Gender and Ethnicity Total Faculty = 16.9% minority 0 0 Hispanic 21 (36%) 38 (64%) 0 0 Native American 3 5 Asian 0 2 African American 18 31 White Female Male
  9. 9. Full-time Staff and Administrators Gender and Ethnicity Total Staff & Administrators = 11.4% minority 0 0 Hispanic 23 (65.7%) 12 (34.3%) 0 0 Native American 0 0 Asian 3 1 African American 20 11 White Female Male
  10. 10. Diversity Programming - 2003 <ul><ul><li>Workforce Development Workshop – “Universal Design: Housing Solutions for the Disabled” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>In a new home or owned home how to design and layout optimum areas to aid the physically challenged. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Workforce Development Workshop – “How to Apply for a Small Loan” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Helping women start a business </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Kent Trumbull Performing Arts Series </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Mei Han and Randy Raine-Reusch – (modern Chinese) Popular and classical musical performance </li></ul></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Diversity Programming - 2004 <ul><ul><li>Red Hawk Workshop – Native Americans </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Arts, dances, foods and how American Traditions impact Native American Traditions </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>African/American History Month. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Culturally diverse activities, arts, and various presentations by African Americans </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“Road Not Taken” Workshop – Tenth grade girls from Trumbull County Schools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Developmental programming for young ladies </li></ul></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Diversity Programming – 2004 (cont.) <ul><ul><li>Speaker and Lecturer – I.B./M.C., Philosophy Club and Criminal Justice Club </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Dr. Cornell West, Afro-American Studies and Philosophy of Religion from Princeton University </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sojourner Truth Play – I.B./M.C., Campus Community and Warren Community </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>A play with Dr. Daniel Nadon and student directing </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Variety and Fashion Show at and with the Rebecca Williams Community Center – I.B./M.C. and the “Young Black Men’s Association” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Entertainment for both campus and the community </li></ul></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Minority Student Outreach <ul><li>Program Officer for Multicultural Recruitment: </li></ul><ul><li>Works collaboratively with all twenty feeder schools and the Guidance Counselors in Trumbull and Mahoning counties. Works with Pre-College Programs such as Upward Bound Program and community agencies dedicated to diversity which continues to strengthen relationships within the community. </li></ul><ul><li>Continuous Progress 2004-2005: </li></ul><ul><li>Advertising in Buckeye Review for Open House and Special Recruitment Days. </li></ul><ul><li>Radio Advertising with 102 JAMS </li></ul><ul><li>Bi-annual contacts with minority-owned businesses </li></ul><ul><li>Bi-annual mailings and College Planning Seminars with faith-based organizations </li></ul><ul><li>Serve on minority-focused advisory steering committees </li></ul>
  14. 14. Minority Student Outreach (cont.) <ul><li>September – October </li></ul><ul><li>Program Officer for Multicultural Programs work closely with Kent Campus, and Upward Bound Program staff to implement outreach to students in Trumbull County. </li></ul><ul><li>October –November </li></ul><ul><li>Recruitment travels to high schools with high minority population in Trumbull and Mahoning counties. </li></ul><ul><li>Fall Open House Program and Academic Discovery Day </li></ul><ul><li>COMPASS/Trumbull Orientation Placement Scheduling System (TOPSS) </li></ul><ul><li>March </li></ul><ul><li>Multicultural Student Day </li></ul><ul><li>Upward Bound Program, an on Trumbull Campus visit program </li></ul><ul><li>ACT College Planning Talks </li></ul><ul><li>Spring travels to high feeder schools </li></ul><ul><li>COMPASS/ Trumbull Orientation Placement Scheduling System (TOPPS) </li></ul><ul><li>April – August </li></ul><ul><li>Spring travels to high feeder schools and student follow-up – conversion activities </li></ul><ul><li>Upward Bound activities </li></ul><ul><li>COMPASS / Trumbull Orientation Placement Scheduling System (TOPPS) </li></ul>
  15. 15. New Hires – Fall 2004 <ul><li>3 Faculty </li></ul><ul><ul><li>2 Females (White) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1 Male (Asian) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>2 Staff </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1 Female (African American) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1 Male (African American) </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. Diversity Challenge <ul><li>Continue to create Campus awareness, with involvement in diverse activities for faculty, staff and students. </li></ul><ul><li>To hire more diverse individuals to represent minority groups on the Trumbull Campus. </li></ul><ul><li>Networking with community groups that deal with diversity issues. </li></ul><ul><li>Increasing attendance at events on Trumbull Campus and with community organizations. </li></ul><ul><li>Strengthen diversity in the curriculum. </li></ul>