Sponsored by the Office of the Provost
The Chapman Diversity Project endeavors to bring students, staff, faculty, administrators and trustees together for meaningful dialogue focused on developing strategic priorities and recommendations for diversity and inclusion at Chapman. This initiative began in Fall of 2014 and is sponsored by the Office of the Provost. Members of the Chapman Diversity Response Committee are guided by best practices and current research while connecting efforts with Chapman structures, staffing and resources.
Chapman’s Advisory Groups evaluate and recommend services, policies and programs for enhancing diversity and inclusion. Each Advisory Group is comprised of students, staff, faculty, administrators and trustees and is open to people of all identities.
The Advisory Groups:
- identify, recommend, and support creative strategies for promoting and enhancing campus diversity
- respond to issues, needs, and concerns identified within the community of focus
- establish effective and collaborative working relationships between departments, offices, committees, initiatives
- advise the Chancellor of Chapman University and Chapman Diversity Response Committee on issues for each respective constituency
In order to do this, the Advisory Groups bring together information on the climate of the university as well as on the status of each constituency they work to support.
The Eight Advisory Groups at Chapman University are:
Advisory Group on the Status of Disabilities & Accessibility
Meets Wednesdays, 1 p.m.-2 p.m., every three weeks
Art Blaser | Faculty Co-Chair | firstname.lastname@example.org
Chelsea Dempsey | Staff Co-Chair | email@example.com
Jillian Strong | Alum Co-Chair | firstname.lastname@example.org
Advisory Group on the Status of Faith, Spirituality, & Secularism
Mondays, 4 p.m. - 5 p.m., every two weeks
Michelle Cooper | Staff Co-Chair | email@example.com
Advisory Group on the Status of International Communities
Meets Tuesdays, 3:45 p.m.- 4:45 p.m., every two weeks
Oscar Teran | Staff Co-Chair | firstname.lastname@example.org
Tyler Samano | Student Co-Chair | email@example.com
Advisory Group on the Status of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, & Queer Communities
Meets Tuesdays, 2 p.m.-3 p.m., every three weeks
Kris De Pedro | Faculty Co-Chair | firstname.lastname@example.org
Nancy Brink | Staff Co-Chair | email@example.com
Advisory Group on the Status of Military Affiliates
Meets Fridays, 1:15 p.m.-2:15 p.m., every two weeks
Andy Sison | Staff Co-Chair | firstname.lastname@example.org
Kyndra Rotunda | Faculty Co-Chair | email@example.com
Lara McKinley | Alum Co-Chair | firstname.lastname@example.org
Ryan King | Student Co-Chair | email@example.com
Advisory Group on the Status of People of Color
Meets Thursdays, 1 p.m.-2 p.m., every two weeks
Farrah Su | Student Co-Chair | firstname.lastname@example.org
Tekle Woldemikael | Faculty Co-Chair | email@example.com
Traci Mueller | Staff Co-Chair | firstname.lastname@example.org
Advisory Group on the Status of Socio-economic Stratification
Meets Tuesdays, 11 a.m.-12 p.m., every two weeks
Crystal De La Riva | Staff Co-Chair | email@example.com
Jennifer Ascencio | Student Co-Chair | firstname.lastname@example.org
Advisory Group on the Status of Women
Meeting Time TBD
Colleen Wood | Staff Co-Chair | email@example.com
The Five Task Forces:
- seek to identify pressing issues related to each area of institutional focus
- research best practices and possible responses to identified issues
- build strategic recommendations that are both short and longer term
- communicate with departments that may be involved with any strategic recommendations to develop initiatives that align with existing programs, services, structures, staffing and resources
Chapman's Five Task Forces are:
Community: Looks at diversity and inclusion from the perspective of the campus community, focusing on both on and off-campus community partnerships and relationships, internal and external recruitment pipelines, co-curricular programming and student communities.
Meets Wednesdays, 11:30am-12:30 p.m., every two weeks
Sam Schlernitzauer | Student Co-Chair | firstname.lastname@example.org
Curriculum: Looks at Chapman’s curriculum in a variety of ways in an effort to enhance the themes of diversity and inclusion across all disciplines through diversity infusion and inclusive pedagogy and assess cultural and ethnic studies offerings.
Meets Wednesdays, 4 p.m.-5:30 p.m., every two weeks
Wendy Salmond | Faculty Co-Chair | email@example.com
Demographics: Focuses on compositional diversity among all of our constituent groups at Chapman including students, staff, faculty, administrators and trustee levels.
Meets Wednesdays, 9 a.m.-10am, every four weeks
Perceptions: Looks at how Chapman is perceived in the areas of diversity and inclusion, both internally and externally. The group will examine survey data gathered from faculty, staff and students, as well as look at the signals and communication we send as an institution that shape perceptions.
Meets Wednesdays, 2 p.m.-3 p.m., every three weeks
Hallie Nicholson | Staff Co-Chair | firstname.lastname@example.org
Jason Keller | Faculty Co-Chair | email@example.com
Leon Dominguez-Lukić | Student Co-Chair | firstname.lastname@example.org
Physical Space: Looks at creating a physical environment that is inclusive and diverse both in welcoming and including underrepresented identities and considering accessibility. The group will examine buildings, public spaces, classrooms, bathrooms, signage, artwork, quotes, goods, services and images which shape the physical experience of the campus for underrepresented groups.
Meeting times TBD
Erin Pullin | Staff Chair | email@example.com