COALITION OF BLACK FACULTY
MEETING: February 5, 2003
James Mathews, Becky Woodson, Jonnie Wilson, Terence Parker, Vincent
Morton, Jackie Cooper, Dr. JoAnne Smith
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.
- Develop questions for
the meeting with President Trauth
for potential questions.
- Support existing
faculty/staff on their accomplishments and submit recommendations for special
- Monitor the Uniform
Recruitment and Retention Plan for effectiveness.
way to open on our part would be to say that at President Trauth's first
public presentations upon arriving at SWT, her address at all three August
commencement ceremonies, she upheld diversity as one of the top three items on
her agenda for the university.
- Meeting with
President Trauth – February 11th @ 2PM (location to be
- Update statistical
findings/reports on faculty/staff
- Update faculty/staff
accomplishments for Sherri Benn
- Develop questions
for discussion with President Trauth (gather concerns from other
Thursdays from 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM @ U-CLUB
Wednesdays @ 2:30 PM (location to be determined)
February 13th @ 1:30 PM (location to be
determined) – Follow up after the meeting with the President
are aware of the fact that a Minority Enhancement Conference was held in
November in conjunction with the Board of Regents’ meeting to address minority
faculty/staff hiring practices. A
similar conference is being planned, hosted here at SWT. What is your expectation for the
conference being planned? Is
there a possibility that the Coalition of Black Faculty and Staff can
participate in this conference?
- With the University’s
existing goal toward diversity, how will the recently imposed budget
constraints affect Black faculty/staff hiring?
- What measures or
incentives are in place to retain Black faculty/staff—to help keep them
motivated? If none exist, what
would you recommend?
4. What measures are in place for staff
development programs at SWT to groom existing
Black faculty/staff for high-ranking positions at SWT?
5. With existing members of the President’s
Cabinet nearing eligibility for retirement, are there
any plans to diversify the President’s Cabinet?
6. We are concerned about Dr. Fluker and
her return to campus. Is there
anything we can do as
an organization to facilitate that process?
an organization, what are your expectations of the Coalition of Black Faculty
- What do you see as the
role that accountability of chairs and deans for diversity aims could play in
moving us forward in recruiting and retaining African American faculty?
- Why is it that
Laurie's proven leadership development and experience (Presidential Fellow,
Dean at ACC) are not being tapped as has been the case for others.
- What is your spin on
how the Diversity conference being held at SWT on March 4th will help move
diversity aims forward? What
concrete results are expected?