March 19, 2001
PCSM begins work
By Stephanie Sonnenfeld firstname.lastname@example.org
Discussions regarding an internal campus climate survey were first on
the agenda at the Feb. 26 President's Commission on the Status of Minorities
Chair Brenda Seiton announced at last month's meeting that Emory would
not be participating in the Penn State University-based Campus Climate
Diversity Survey, in part due to questionable research methods.
Well probably be working on this all summer, and well
probably need help on getting the word out about it, she said, adding
that some research gathering has already started, thanks to Human Resources.
During recent staff focus groups concerning employment at Emory, questions
about diversity and its climate on campus were addressed.
Seiton said she hopes to meet with President Bill Chace to discuss various
areas of interest. PCSM needs to have an agenda to present to Chace, she
said. Members suggested several ideas, most of which centered on the idea
of how diversity is viewed at Emory and how it will fit into the University
community in the 21st century. Members decided to recommend Chace create
a master plan for diversity over the next two years.
Seiton reminded members to start recruiting and promoting PCSM membership
She emphasized that nominees must have the time and dedication for the
position. Nominees dont have to be people of color,
Robert Lee reminded the group. They just have to be people of good
In other business, Seiton said the professional development grant winners
were notified, and a committee is discussing how to promote the group's
annual student scholar contest.
The next PCSM meeting will be Monday, March 26, at a location to be announced.
If you have a question or concern for PCSM, contact Seiton at email@example.com.