October 31 , 2005
hears student diversity survey results
The President’s Commission on Race and Ethnicity (PCORE) held
its October meeting on Oct. 17 in 400 Administration.
Chair Donna Wong introduced John Ford, vice president and dean of
Campus Life, who presented preliminary results from the Campus
Life in America Student Survey
(CLASS) on diversity by Emory students.
Five other universities participated in the study: University of
Miami, Princeton, Michigan State University, Portland State University
and UCLA. The comparisons
focused on two areas: student perceptions of diversity, and student perceptions
of campus policies and programs aimed at promoting diversity.
“Overall, in comparison, we fared positively,” Ford said, adding
that the results are preliminary and there remain “massive” amounts
of data to be analyzed. “Emory students are more likely than the other
students surveyed to believe the educational benefits of racial/ethnic diversity
are significant. One topic that we may want to delve further into is that Emory
students are more likely than other groups to be afraid to disagree with members
of other groups.”
Jennifer Crabb, special projects co-chair, said PCORE will co-sponsor
another brown-bag luncheon in the spring due to positive response
about an Oct. 8 event
on hiring practices. Information about that event will be posted on the PCORE
Vanda Hudson announced the professional development fund is now
accepting applications. Applications and criteria for award selection
are available at www.pcore.emory.edu/professionaldevelopmentfund.htm.
The application deadline is Nov. 21; for additional information, contact
Hudson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Faculty concerns chair Hillary Ford reported she soon would host
the first of a series of luncheons with Latino faculty to hear
their experiences. A similar
series of lunches and/or breakfasts with African American faculty will be
held later in the semester.
Staff concerns chair Lola Foye reported the committee will evaluate
procedures for staff grievances because some staff feel unsure
whether to report issues
to Human Resources or to the Office of Equal Opportunity Programs.
The next PCORE meeting will be held Nov. 7 at 3 p.m. in 400 Administration.
The guest speaker will be Amy Adelman from the Office of the General Counsel.
If you have a question or concern for PCORE, e-mail Chair Donna
Wong at email@example.com.