COSAM Transparency Initiative


 

The College of Sciences and Mathematics strives to be open, honest and accountable to students, faculty, staff, and the academic community at large. As such, COSAM is placing a high value on the transparency of the work currently being completed in relation to fostering an equitable, inclusive, and just environment within the college. Commitment to these principles is of high import to the college, and COSAM understands that this commitment necessitates accountability to those who are affected by these actions. Due to this necessity, COSAM is establishing the COSAM Transparency Initiative by publishing the COSAM Inclusion, Equity, and Diversity Strategic Plan.

This plan outlines the overall mission of the college to establish an equitable environment, the broader goals that will lead to this equitable environment, and the specific, actionable objectives that will be met to achieve these goals. This plan was developed by the COSAM Inclusion, Equity, and Diversity Task Force, a diverse coalition of COSAM faculty, staff and students, over the course of 2020 and has begun its implementation in the Spring of 2021.

In addition to the availability of the COSAM Inclusion, Equity, and Diversity Strategic Plan, COSAM will publish the minutes of each Inclusion, Equity, and Diversity Task Force meeting to evidence its ongoing commitment to creating an equitable environment within the college. These minutes include the members who were present, items discussed during the meeting, information about each item discussed, progress made on action items, and the date of the next Task Force meeting.

Through this Transparency Initiative, COSAM hopes to be an example of commitment to institutional and systemic improvement and accountability to this commitment.

 

COSAM Inclusion, Equity, and Diversity Task Force Strategic Plan

January 25, 2021 COSAM Inclusion, Equity, and Diversity Task Force Meeting Minutes

April 26, 2021 COSAM Inclusion, Equity and Diversity Task Force Meeting Minutes

September 15, 2021 COSAM Inclusion, Equity and Diversity Task Force Meeting Minutes