主席的更新——2021年2月2日

2021年2月2日

关于多样性的信息, Equity 和 包容 efforts at Coe from the Board of 受托人 和 Board Chair Ken Golder: 

I write to share an update with the Coe community about the endeavors underway at the college in the area of 多样性, equity 和 inclusion (DEI) 和 to draw your specific attention to several actions taken by the Board of 受托人. JBO体育平台首页承认一个机构的历史, policies 和 practices require critical 和 honest self-reflection, 和 we are committed to taking action whenever possible to make Coe a more inclusive 和 equitable college. This work is among the highest priorities at Coe 和 although we still have much more work ahead of us, I want you as students of the college to be informed of how your Board of 受托人 is moving to address these important issues.

During a June 2020 meeting of the Board, the 受托人 unanimously 通过一项决议 提出了与DEI相关的几个关键行动步骤, including requiring anti-bias training for all current 和 future board members, providing for a st和ing agenda item for DEI topics at all future board meetings to assure appropriate oversight 和 priority be given to these concerns, directing the college to further develop anti-discrimination/anti-bias courses 和 programming for students, establishing a mechanism to evaluate the names of campus buildings 和 endowed chairs, 和, directing the administration’s continuing work with key student groups to address several concerns raised by Coe’s students over the summer.

在JBO体育平台首页刚刚结束的一月会议上, the Board participated in anti-bias training conducted through an outside professional facilitator, 和 we anticipate future opportunities to continue our collective growth so that we can work to make the college more diverse 和 欢迎 for all students, 教职员工. To more fully embed these concerns in our governance structure, the Board also amended the college’s Bylaws to form a new committee devoted to DEI issues. The committee will be chaired by Coe Trustee Robert Darryl Banks ‘72, 并将由几名理事组成, 临时总统大卫·海耶斯,1993年, members of Coe’s senior staff 和 three students representing a 多样性 of backgrounds 和 viewpoints. The committee will review the college’s programs 和 operations related to racial justice, 多样性, equity 和 inclusion on a consistent basis to ensure Coe continues to improve its efforts in these areas, as well as continue the work set forth in the June resolution.

Beyond these specific actions of the Board 和 throughout the fall term, 教师, staff 和 students have engaged in training 和 programming to broaden their knowledge of 和 sensitivity to 多样性, 公平和包容问题. 教师 和 staff participated in workshops through the Associated Colleges of the Midwest, 还有反偏见培训课程. Many more educational opportunities will be available this spring. The college administration has provided paid time off so that employees can participate in these activities during the normal work day.

I would also highlight the work of Coe’s newly created Office of 多样性, Equity 和 包容. These staff members are dedicated to ensuring every student at Coe feels welcome 和 valued, 和 they provide a wealth of resources 和 learning opportunities to the college community. 为此, many campus partners 和 offices have prepared a full schedule of Black History Month events 和 I invite you to participate in these activities 和 opportunities.

最后, Coe’s administration 和 the Board of 受托人 continue to connect with our students of color 和 student organizations including the Black Self-Educated Organization (BSEO) to ensure their voices are heard. Their input 和 concerns are of the utmost importance to us as we move Coe forward 和 seek to always do better for our students. Working to address some of the concerns raised by our students, Coe扩大了奖学金范围, 对BSEO房屋进行了改进, 扩大咨询服务, 和 offered 教职员工 training specifically focused on microaggressions.

While much of my message today highlights the commitment of Coe’s Board, I recognize that true progress in this area will be not the work of a few, but stem from the collective efforts of our entire college community. 我鼓励并邀请你们加入JBO体育平台首页的旅程, 分享你的建议和感想, 和 help us build a better Coe experience for each 和 every Kohawk. Together we can fully deliver on Coe’s mission to deliver a life enhancing liberal arts education within a safe, 欢迎, 多元化和包容的校园为学院的所有成员.

尊重,

肯·高德82
科大学理事会主席