COALITION OF BLACK FACULTY & STAFF

 

MEETING:      February 18, 2003

LOCATION:   LBJSC 3-11.1

TIME:              1:30 – 2:30 PM

Members Present:  James Mathews, Dr. Verna Henson, Dr. Sherri Benn, Vincent Morton, Jonnie Wilson, Becky Woodson, and Jackie Cooper.

 

VISION:   To promote togetherness, develop a strong unified body, and gain recognition within the SWT and surrounding community.  Empower and encourage other faculty and staff to be about the coalition.

 

NEW BUSINESS:

 

MEETINGS:

      1.  Weekly Lunches

·         Thursdays from 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM @ U-CLUB

2.  Weekly Meetings

·         Wednesdays @ 2:30 PM (location to be determined)

3.  Upcoming Meetings

·         Thursday, March 6th @ 3:00 PM (location to be determined)

 

According to Dr. Trauth, SWT has four goals concerning diversity:  Recruit a diverse student body; retain those students; recruit a diverse faculty; and retain a diverse faculty.

 

CBFS CONCERNS:

·         Dr. Trauth’s perception of support and confidence of the Deans was not accurate with regards to accountability.

·         Dr. Trauth’s diversity campaign is faculty driven, thus appearing to exclude staff issues.

·         CBFS members are concerned that the diversity issue will be downplayed.  Dr. Trauth supports international studies/studying abroad, but needs to focus more on “local” diversity.