Taskforce on Multicultural Student Development
The charge of the taskforce was to provide input and recommendations to Chancellor Robert J. Birgeneau on the following questions:
- What are the current and future met and unmet needs for advancing equity and inclusion in the area of multicultural and multiple-identity student development, and how they relate to the intersectionalities of race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, disability, immigration status, and socio-economic status?
- What are the desired outcomes for programs in this area, and what is the best way to assess their success?
- What are the best programmatic strategies and structures for delivering these results?
- What type and amount of support (resources, funding, staffing, etc.) are needed for success? What is the rationale for these resources?
- What roles should advisory groups of students, staff, and/or faculty play in this effort going forward?
The taskforce convened in February 2013. It was chaired by Vice Chancellor Gibor Basri and staffed by the Division of Equity & Inclusion. The group met 9 times over the course of the spring semester. A final report was submitted to the Chancellor in May 2013.
- Gibor Basri, Vice Chancellor for Equity & Inclusion, Taskforce Chair
- David Ahn, Assistant Professor, Economics; member Academic Senate committee on Student Diversity and Academic Development
- Sunny Dae Earle, undergraduate student
- Glenn DeGuzman, Director of Assessment & Operations in Residential & Student Services Program
- Roseanne Fong, Director of Undergraduate Advising in the College of Letters & Science
- Sidronio Jacobo, undergraduate student and ASUC representative
- Cynthia Ledesma, graduate student and Graduate Assembly representative
- Klein Lieu, undergraduate student and ASUC Senator
- Amani Nuru-Jeter, Associate Professor, School of Public Health; member Academic Senate Committee on Status of Women & Ethnic Minorities
- Eva Rivas, Executive Director of the Centers for Educational Equity & Excellence
- Fady Shanow, undergraduate student
- Jere Takahashi, Director, Asian American & Pacific Island Student Development, Lecturer in Ethnic Studies