August 15, 2006

Guiding Principles

• The Diversity Council will be lead by the senior vice president and his staff.
• The Diversity Council will consist of between 15 and 20 members.
• Diversity Council recruitment will occur at 3 levels: Internal-University, External-Local and External National.
• Internal Council membership will include interprofessional faculty, staff, and students.
• The Council will consist of health professionals and non-health professionals.
• The Council will include national figureheads with varying levels of expertise on diversity and multicultural issues.
• Age, gender, race/ethnicity and nationality of council members will be appropriately considered.
• The Diversity Council will convene quarterly, but communicate as necessary.
• The activities of the council will be marked by a transparent focus on data, with clearly identified metrics and benchmarks and consistent monitoring of institutional progress towards a more inclusive campus climate.
• The Diversity Council’s ultimate goal is institutional transformation.