Strongly recommend that all departments and colleges craft a diversity and inclusion statement and plan that addresses a strategy for increased recruitment, retention, and mentoring for Black students, staff, and faculty that is supported and accounted for within the University Strategic Plan.
Student Government Association
President Thrasher announced that the University would be “intensifying efforts to recruit, support and retain students, faculty and staff from underrepresented groups” and part of this effort includes "the administration of a campus climate survey during the Fall semester".
He also stated that “part of this effort includes the administration of a campus climate survey during Fall semester to identify and mitigate barriers to recruitment and retention of faculty and staff from underrepresented groups”.
In the Works
While President Thrasher demonstrated a commitment to amping up recruitment and retention efforts, it should be noted, as in this faculty recommendation, that each college and department faces different obstacles in their recruitment and retention attempts. Administrative statements also make no mention of any mentorship efforts between Black students, faculty, and staff, across departments and colleges.