The CODRE Commissioners Handbook 2020-2021 - COMMISSION ON DIVERSITY & RACIAL EQUALITY - University of Louisville

 
The CODRE Commissioners Handbook 2020-2021 - COMMISSION ON DIVERSITY & RACIAL EQUALITY - University of Louisville
The CODRE
Commissioners Handbook
                       2020-2021

         COMMISSION ON DIVERSITY
         & RACIAL EQUALITY
The CODRE Commissioners Handbook 2020-2021 - COMMISSION ON DIVERSITY & RACIAL EQUALITY - University of Louisville
CONTENTS

            Welcome from the Chair . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
            Meeting of Commissioners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
            President’s Charge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
            Committees at a Glance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
            Roster of Commissioners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
            Bylaws . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 - 13
            Description of Committees . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 - 15
            Additional Resources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

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From the Chair: Muriel Harris
     Welcome to the Commission on Diversity and Racial Equality (CODRE)! As current chair, I invite you
     to review and explore how the Commission is committed to its mission as an advisory group to the
     President of the University of Louisville on issues of diversity and inclusion. It strives to improve the
     learning and working environments for our faculty, staff and students.

     The Commission has a number of standing committees that meet regularly. There is much to do,
     so I hope you join one of our six (6) standing committees and be an active commissioner! We
     have recently embarked on Campus-wide Listening Sessions, giving the campus community the
     opportunity to share their concerns about our campus’ climate. We aim to have three sessions per
     semester. We welcome these conversations!

     The Commission solicits nominations for two annual awards recognizing faculty and staff and the
     work they do to support CODRE’s ideals of diversity and inclusion. They are the:

     •   Presidential Exemplary Multicultural Teaching Award

     •   Presidential Exemplary Multicultural Staff Award

     While members of the Commission have been involved in developing the University’s Anti-Racism
     Agenda, due to COVID-19, many of our usual diversity programming activities have been derailed,
     however, we are excited about the up-coming year and it is our hope that this website will keep you
     updated on all CODRE’s activities. Please visit often. Let us know how we can support your efforts!

     Sincerely               ,

                          Muriel Harris, PhD

                          Chair 2020-2021, Commission on Diversity & Racial Equality (CODRE)

                          Associate Professor, Health Promotion and Behavioral Sciences

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MEETING OF COMMISSIONERS

                                            2020-2021
 Email REMINDER          CAMPUS WIDE LISTENING          AGENDA ITEMS due        EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE        GENERAL BODY
 due 2wks before         SESSIONS 1st Thursday of month Monday before           MEETING                    MEETING
 July 27, 2020                                          August 10, 2020          August 11, 2020           August 13, 2020

 August 31, 2020                                        September 7, 2020       September 8, 2020          September 10, 2020

 September 28, 2020      October 1, 2020                October 12, 2020        October 13, 2020           October 15, 2020

 October 26, 2020        November 5, 2020               November 9, 2020        November 10, 2020          November 12, 2020

 November 30, 2020       December 3, 2020               December 14, 2020       December 15, 2020          December 17, 2020

 December 28, 2021       January 7, 2021                January 11, 2021        January 12, 2021           January 14, 2021

 January 25, 2021        February 4, 2021               February 8, 2021        February 9, 2021           February 11, 2021

 March 1, 2021           March 4, 2021                  March 15, 2021          March 16, 2021             March 18, 2021

 March 29, 2021          April 1, 2021                  April 12, 2021          April 13, 2021             April 15, 2021

 April 26, 2021          May 6, 2021                    May 10, 2021            May 11, 2021               May 13, 2021

 May 24, 2021            June 3, 2021                   June 7, 2021            June 8, 2021               June 10, 2021

                      The executive Committee meets Tuesday before the scheduled general body meetings.

                            Executive Committee meetings are from 11: 30 A.M. until 1:30 P.M.
 Prior to these meetings, Commissioners and guests will receive a friendly reminder of the date, time and location, as well as any
           pertinent documents provided by the Executive, Standing or Ad-hoc committees. Please remember to RSVP.

                                     General Body meetings are from noon until 2:00 P.M.
 Prior to these meetings, Commissioners and guests will receive a friendly reminder of the date, time and location, as well as any
           pertinent documents provided by the Executive, Standing or Ad-hoc committees. Please remember to RSVP.

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PRESIDENT’S CHARGE

     The Commission on Diversity and Racial Equality (CODRE) was established
     in 1998 by University of Louisville President John Shumaker, to promote a
     campus culture of inclusion and engagement.

     The Commission’s role in diversity related activities includes:

        •   To serve as the president’s policy advisor on issues of diversity at the
            University of Louisville.
        •   To make recommendations to the president for the development
            or revision of initiatives to make the University a more inclusive
            community, and to report the progress of these initiatives.
        •   To develop strategic and tactical actions in cooperation with the
            Commission on the Status of Women (COSW) to improve the learning
            and working environments at the University of Louisville.
        •   To support crucial dialog and efforts to promote cultural values and
            diverse perspectives that characterize the United States that must be
            reflected in our university.
        •   To serve as a resource to members of the president’s staff, executive
            cabinet, and individual units that seek assistance and advice with
            diversity and inclusion initiatives.
        •   To recognize and support staff and faculty who have made
            outstanding contributions in advancing diversity.
        •   To develop and support programming to augment student learning
            and research.

     Developed by the Executive Committee of the Commission on Diversity and Racial Equality

     April 4, 2017

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ROSTER OF COMMISSIONERS
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
First Name    Last Name   Term         Committee                                       Phone          Email Address
                          Expires
Muriel        Harris      2021         Chair                                           852-4061       muriel.harris@louisville.edu
Connie        Martinez    2022         Vice Chair CODRE, Co-Chair - HLFSA              852-0019       mcmart01@louisville.edu
Dwayne        Compton     associate    Student Engagement Committee                    852-5303       dwayne.compton@louisville.edu
J'Lissabeth   Faughn      2022         Diversity Programing Committee, Co-Chair        502-625-5921   jlissabeth.faughn@louisville.edu
Leondra       Gully       ex-officio   Diversity Programing Committee, Co-Chair        852-0231       leondra.gully@louisville.edu
Faye          Jones       ex-officio   Campus Environment Team                         852-7159       veronnie.jones@louisville.edu
Maria         Tinnell     2023         Communication & Marketing Committee             852-7391       maria.tinnell@louisville.edu
Carrye        Wilkins     2022         Staff Concerns Committee, Acting-Chair          852-2457       carrye.wilkins@louisville.edu

COMMISSIONERS
First Name    Last Name   Term         Representing Department                         Phone          Email Address
                          Expires
Dereck        Barr-       2023         Assistant professor, College of Business        852-4834       dereck.barr-pulliam@louisville.edu
              Pulliam
Erica         Camp        2022         (staff, Adminv Assoc in ED-HPES)                852-6642       erica.camp@louisville.edu
Dewey         Clayton     2022         Prof., department of political science          852-8969       dewey.clayton@louisville.edu
Fannie        Cox         2022         University Libraries                            852-2705       fmcox@louisville.edu
Katrina       Elliott     2023         Academic Counselor/ Student Affairs Chair       852-5575       katrina.elliott@louisville.edu
                                       for BFSA, Anthropology and Geography
Patrick       Harris      2023         Professor, Medicine/Physiology                  386-7729       pdharr01@louisville.edu
Kristie       Helm        2023         UBM Intermediate,                               852-3772       kehelm03@louisville.edu
                                       Medicine/Pediatrics/Pulmonology
Susan         Jenkins     2022         Program Coordinator                             852-5595       susan.jenkins@louisville.edu
                                       Sr. VP Community Engagement
Khotso        Libe        2022         Administrative Systems Analyst - Strategic      852-8109       ktlibe01@louisville.edu
                                       Enrollment Manag. & Student Success
Connie        Martinez    2022         International Student & Scholar Services,       852-0019       mcmart01@louisville.edu
                                       Co-Chair - HLFSA
Aleeta        Powe        2023         College of Arts & Sciences                      852-5969       ampowe09@louisville.edu
Ishwanzya     Rivers      2022         Assistant Clinical Professor                    852-0639       ishwanzya.rivers@louisville.edu
Charles       Sharp       2021         faculty, Asst. Professor in                     852-7565       charles.sharp@louisville.edu
                                       College of Business-Marketing
Heather       Storer      2023         Assistant Professor,                            408-547-7036   heather.storer@louisville.edu
                                       Kent School of Social Work
Daniela       Terson de   2023         Associate professor, CEHD/ HSS                  296-2123       dtdepa01@louisvllle.edu
              Paleville
Tonia         Thomas      2023         Program Director,                               852-2712       tonia.thomas@louisville.edu
                                       HSC Office of Diversity and Inclusion
Enid          Ttucios-    2022         Director, Muhamad Ali Institurte, Prof of Law   852-7694       ethaynes@louisville.edu
              Haynes                   Brandeis School of Law
Marian        Vasser      2021         staff, Director of Diversity Education and      852-2252       marian.vasser@louisville.edu
                                       Inclusive Excellence
Jim           Warner      2023         Coordinator Marketing and Publications,         592-8788       james.warner@louisville.edu
                                       College of Business
Carrye        Wilkins     2022         (staff, Assoc Dir in UGA Administration)        852-7434       carrye.wilkins@louisville.edu

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COLLABORATIVE
First Name       Last Name       Representing Department                          Phone          Email Address
Craig            Blakely         School of Public Health and Info. Sciences       852-3297       craig.blakely@louisville.edu
Valerie          Casey           Women’s Center                                   852-2315       vmcase01@louisville.edu
Oscar            Chavez          Department of Public Safety/Campus police        852-6611       oscar.chaves@louisville.edu
Dawn             Heinecken       Women & Gender Studies                           852- 8160      dawn.heinecken@louisville.edu
Christina        Howard          Staff Senate                                     852-5256       christina.howard@louisville.edu
Ricky            Jones           Pan African Studies                              852-0027       ricky.jones@louisville.edu
Tisha            Pletcher        PEACC Center                                     852-7014       tisha.pletcher@louisville.edu
Dave             Parrot          Title IX / ADA Compliance                        852-5787       dave.parrot@louisville.edu
EX-OFFICIO
Payton           Atwood          National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)       student        payton.atwood@louisville.edu
Carcyle          Barrett         Black Faculty and Staff Association (BFSA)       852-6211       carcyle.barrett@louisville.edu
D’Onte           Blount          Student athletes                                 student        donte.blount@louisville.edu
LaShara Renee    Bonds           Black Student Nursing Group (BSNG)               student        lashara.bonds@louisville.edu
Jordan           Branch          3rd year Medical Student                         student        jordan.branch@louisville.edu
Blaz             Bush            SHADES HSC LGBT Center                           806-470-6624   blaz.bush@louisville.edu
Sabina           Chertmanova     International Student Council (ISC)              student        szcher01@louisville.edu
Valerie          Combs           Diversity Development                            417-1624       valerie.combs@louisville.edu
Tamekka          Cornelius       Advisor for MAGS                                 852-5207       tamekka.cornelius@louisville.edu
Jason            Deakings        Multicultural Association of Graduate Students   student        jason.deakings@louisville.edu
                                 (MAGS)
David            Echeverria      MLK Scholars                                     859-462-6634   david.echeverria@louisville.edu
Antwuan          Ford            Physical plant                                   912-4502       antwuan.ford@louisville.edu
Heather          Fox             Commission on the Status of Women                852-1912       heather.fox@louisville.edu
Bob              Goldstein       Institutional Research,                          852-6169       robert.goldstein@louisville.edu
                                 Effectiveness and Analytics
Kimber           Guinn           International Center                             852-8698       kimber.guinn@louisville.edu
Lisa             Gunterman       LGBT Services                                    852-0227       lisa.gunterman@louisville.edu
Kaeleah          Hampton         MLK Scholars                                     student        kaeleah.hampton@louisville.edu
Marcus           Hayes           Physical plant                                   365-7270       marcus.hayes@louisville.edu
Maliya           Homer           Black Student Union (BSU)                        student        maliya.homer@louisville.edu
Demitri          Johnson-Cantu   Black Law Students Association (BLSA)            student        demitri.johnson-cantu@louisville.edu
Colleen          Martin          Disability Resource Center                       852-0285       colleen.martin@louisville.edu
Mary Elizabeth   Miles           Human Resources                                  852-6688       maryelizabeth.miles@louisville.edu
Luke             Moore           SHADES LGBT Students of Color                    student        george.moore@louisville.edu
Shanelle         Morrison        MLK Scholars                                     student        shanelle.morrison@louisville.edu
Monica           Negron          Hispanic/Latino Faculty & Staff Association      852-7255       monica@GoCards.com
Isiah            Pantiere        Student athletes                                 student        isiah.panitere@louisville.edu
Lexi             Raikes          Student Government Association (SGA)             student        lexi.raikes@louisville.edu
David            Schultz         Faculty Senate                                   852-5938       david.schultz@louisville.edu
Amy              Shoemaker       Athletics (Rep for Vincent Tyra)                 852-3858       amy.shoemaker@louisville.edu
Nicole           Sparling        Latin Student Union (LSU)                        student        nicole.sparling@louisville.edu
Courtney         Turner          Student National Dental Association (SNDA)       student        courtney.turner.2@louisville.edu
Karen Tachi      Udoh            Student National Medical Association (SNMA)      student        karen.udoh@louisville.edu
Daphne           Woolridge       National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC)             student        daphne.woolridge@louisville.edu
SUPPORT STAFF
Cathy            Elliott         Commissions Office                               852-5417       catherine.elliott@louisville.edu

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ARTICLE I. NAME

The name of this Commission shall be the Commission on Diversity and Racial Equality (“CODRE” or the “Commission”).

ARTICLE II. PURPOSE

The Commission is a Presidential advisory group composed of faculty, staff, administrators, and students from different racial/ethnic,
social status, genders, sexual orientations, abilities and religions that reflect the diversity within the university community.

The purpose of CODRE is to serve and advise the University President as the primary policy advisor on issues of diversity and racial
equality at the University of Louisville. These issues include, but are not limited to: recruitment, retention, and promotion of faculty,
professional and administrative staff, and university staff of color; group based inequalities and inequities; the academic success of
students of color (retention, curricular concerns, and Campus Environment Team); and addressing oppression; specifically, sexist and
racist conduct that impedes the educational mission of the university; and the development of strategies and practices that support
“education that is multicultural.”

CODRE will serve as the Campus Environment Team for the University of Louisville. CODRE will 1) advise the University President, the
Council on Post-secondary Education (CPE) and relevant organizations by gathering information on diversity, campus climate and
environmental issues from UofL faculty, staff and students; 2) provide the internal and external dissemination of information on the
campus climate and environment with regards to diversity issues; and 3) monitor campus climate and diversity issues.

CODRE will monitor and assess university unit actions to develop and implement plans which enhance and promote inclusion, equity,
and campus diversity. Specific unit actions in the areas of affirmative action and gender pay equity will be monitored as well as any
other unit actions that relate to the enhancement of campus diversity. CODRE will report periodically on the progress in these and
related areas, and will evaluate them and recommend appropriate courses of action to the University President, Board of Trustees and
other concerned university officers.

CODRE will develop and implement collaborative initiatives focused on students, faculty and staff in support of an inclusive
educational environment.

CODRE will recommend strategies, policies, and practices for new, revised, and modified initiatives to the University President to
make the university an inclusive environment for under-represented groups with a history of discrimination; to improve the working
environment for people of color and members of other diverse groups; to develop dialogues across campus constituencies (faculty,
staff, students, and community) to promote acceptance of and a common commitment to diverse perspectives; and to attain
acknowledgment as a preeminent metropolitan research university.

ARTICLE III. MEMBERSHIP

The CODRE, is a Presidential advisory group composed of faculty, staff, administrators, and students that reflect the diversity within the
university community. The University President will appoint members of the Commission and the Chairperson of CODRE. All terms of
membership shall be from July 1st to June 30th of the fiscal year.

   SECTION 1. ACTIVE MEMBERS

   Active voting members shall be faculty, staff, and administrators, who shall serve three year terms and students who will serve
   annual terms. Active members shall be representative of the diversity of the university and the campuses which comprise the
   university. Exceptions to 3 year terms are in the cases when a new member is completing the unexpired term of another member.
   Active members will constitute the majority (not less than 15) and the voting members of the commission.

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     SECTION 2. EX OFFICIO MEMBERS

     If an ex-officio member is appointed by the President as an active member, another person from that unit (selected by the unit
     head) may serve as an ex-officio member.

     Individuals serving in the following University positions are designated as Ex-officio:
         •    Black Faculty and Staff Association, Chair                    President or representative of the following student
         •    Commission on the Status of Women, Chair                      organizations:
                                                                                o Black Law Students Association (BLSA)
         •    Cultural Center, Director
                                                                                o Black Student Nursing Group (BSNG)
         •    Disability Resource Center, Director
                                                                                o Black Student Union (BSU)
         •    Diversity Representative from Development
                                                                                o International Student Council (ISC)
         •    Hispanic/Latino Faculty & Staff Association, Chair
                                                                                o Latin Student Union (LSU)
         •    Human Resources, Associate Vice President
                                                                                o MLK Scholars
         •    International Center, Director
                                                                                o Multicultural Association of Graduate Students (MAGS)
         •    Line employee from Physical Plant
         		   One from each campus and a Female representative                  o National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC)
         •    Representative from both LGBT Center @ HSC                        o National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)
         		   and Belknap LGBT Center                                           o Porter Scholars
         •    Vice Provost for Institutional Research,                          o SHADES (LGBT Students of Color)
         		   Effectiveness and Analytics
                                                                                o Student Government Association (SGA)
         •    Vice Provost Diversity and International Affairs
                                                                                o Student National Dental Association (SNDA)
         •    Vice President of Athletics
                                                                                o Student National Medical Association (SNMA)
                                                                                o Athletic sport representatives one female one male

     Ex officio members may designate a member of their staff to attend CODRE meetings. Ex-Officio members (or their designee) shall
     serve on standing committees aligned with their organizational area of focus to support the work of the Commission.

     SECTION 3. ASSOCIATE MEMBERS

     Appointments of associate members shall be determined by the full Commission. Associate members are faculty, staff,
     administrators and students who may serve CODRE or one of its standing committees and/or ad hoc committees for a specific
     project, issue or time period, at the request of the standing committee, the Executive Committee, or the Chair of the Commission.

     SECTION 3b. AT LARGE MEMBERS

     Up to two At-large commissioners may be recommended to the general body for any given annual term by the EC Commissioners.

     SECTION 4. QUORUM AND ADJOURNMENTS

     Meetings with 51% of the voting membership shall be necessary and sufficient to constitute a quorum for the transaction
     of business.

     SECTION 5. RESIGNATIONS AND REMOVAL

     RESIGNATION - any CODRE member may resign from the CODRE at any time by giving written notice to the Chair of CODRE.
     Resignation shall take effect upon receipt of letter by the Chair of CODRE. Acceptance of resignation shall not be necessary to make
     it effective.

     When a Commission member’s resignation has been received by the Chair of CODRE, a replacement for said Commission member
     shall be requested by the Chair of CODRE to the University President. The Chair of CODRE shall submit a list of five individual names
     for the University President to consider for the replacement. More than six (6) vacancies without designated replacements shall
     constitute the absence of a quorum for the transaction of business.

     REMOVAL - any member may be removed from the Commission for malfeasance for conduct detrimental to the interests of the
     Commission or for refusal to render ongoing involvement or participation in carrying out the mission, goals and work of
     the Commission.
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ARTICLE IV. MEETINGS

   SECTION 1. TIME OF THE MEETINGS

   There shall be at least one meeting held monthly on or near the campus of the University of Louisville, the time to be determined by
   the Executive Board of the Commission.

   Executive Committee meetings are held within the same week of scheduled monthly CODRE meetings.

   SECTION 2. SPECIAL MEETINGS

   Special meetings of the full Commission may be called by the Chair of CODRE as deemed necessary.

   SECTION 3. ATTENDANCE

   Commission members have a duty to their constituent group(s) to attend Commission meetings of CODRE, its Executive and
   standing committees of which they are members. After three successive absences by a member, the Chair shall remind the member
   of the Commissioner’s obligation to attend and participate in meetings.

   If the Commission member’s absences continue, the Chair shall ask the Commission member to reconsider his/her appointment and
   may ask for his/her resignation after meeting with Executive Committee.

   A record of attendance shall be maintained in the minutes of all CODRE and subcommittee meetings. Commission members unable
   to attend the established attendance policies found in these Bylaw will be requested in writing by the Chair of CODRE and approved
   by the Executive Committee of CODRE to resign so that the work of the Commission may advance based upon “value added
   attendance” and performance.

ARTICLE V. OFFICERS

The officers of CODRE shall be the Chair and Vice Chair of the Commission and the members of the Executive Committee.

   SECTION 1. CHAIR

   The Chair of CODRE shall be appointed by the President and serve as an ex officio member of the President’s staff and the
   Executive Cabinet. The Chair of CODRE shall serve for a maximum of two consecutive three-year terms.

   The Chair of CODRE shall preside over the monthly meetings of the full Commission and Executive Committee. The Chair may
   appoint any ad hoc committees necessary for the functioning of the Commission.

   SECTION 2. VICE CHAIR

   The Vice-Chair of CODRE shall be elected by the full commission. The Vice-Chair of CODRE shall serve a three year term.

ARTICLE VI. EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

The Executive Committee shall be comprised of the Chair and Vice Chair of CODRE, Vice Provost for Diversity and International Affairs,
Chairs of the standing committees.

   Section 1. The Chair of CODRE shall serve as chair of the Executive Committee. In the absence of the Chair, the Vice Chair of CODRE
   shall preside and chair the Commission.

   Section 2. The Vice Provost for Diversity and International Affairs serves as a resources to CODRE and will serve on the Executive
   Committee.

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ARTICLE VII. BUDGET

Annually a financial budget shall be established to support the administration, programs and activities of the Commission. The Chair
of CODRE shall receive release time and/or compensation for assuming the appointment. The Vice Chair of CODRE shall also receive
release time and/or compensation for assuming the appointment.

ARTICLE VIII. CODRE COMMITTEES

      SECTION 1. STANDING COMMITTEES

      There shall be seven (7) standing committees to address specific constituency issues. The standing committees shall be the Faculty
      Concerns Committee, Staff Concerns Committee, Student Engagement Committee, Diversity Programming Committee, Campus
      Environment Team Committee, Communications and Marketing Committee, and The Research Grant Committee for Undergraduate
      Students

      A. FACULTY CONCERNS COMMITTEE

          1.   Faculty representation, increasing the number of faculty of color;

          2.   Faculty satisfaction and retention as it relates to faculty of color;

          3.   Support faculty satisfaction and retention for other diverse populations (related to gender/identity, language,
               disability etc.).

      B. STAFF CONCERNS COMMITTEE

          1.   Gather and disseminate concerns and information from UofL staff regarding diversity and climate issues, retention,
               employment, recruitment and promotion.

          2.   Work collaboratively with UofL Human Resources to enhance the development and implementation of affirmative action
               and diversity plans and to develop strategies that affect underutilization and under-representation of staff of color.

          3.   Work collaboratively with Human Resources to enhance the work life of diverse staff members (social, economic, and
               professional diversity considerations in addition to gender/identity, language, disability)

      C. STUDENT ENGAGEMENT COMMITTEE

          1.   Gather and disseminate concerns and information from UofL students regarding diversity and climate issues, retention,
               graduation, academic and student life.

          2.   Work collaboratively with UofL Student Affairs and academic units to enhance the development and implementation of
               affirmative action and/or diversity plans which enhance student development and life; promote the development of cultural
               pluralism and leadership, work to develop strategies that affect underutilization and under-representation of students of
               color as developing role models for the UofL student community.

          3.   Work collaboratively with UofL Student Affairs and academic units to enhance student life for other diverse student
               populations (e.g. gender/identity, disability, language, multi-cultural variations).

          4.   CODRE will also collaborate with students and student related organizations to provide support for student initiatives that
               reflect an inclusive educational environment.

      D. CAMPUS ENVIRONMENT TEAM

      CODRE is to serve as a component of the Campus Environment Team for the University (in collaboration with the Office of the Vice
      Provost for Diversity and International Affairs) and will advise the University President, relevant internal organizational structures
      and the Council on Post-secondary Education (CPE) by gathering information on diversity, campus climate and environmental
      issues from UofL faculty, staff and students; CODRE will be instrumental in the internal and external dissemination of information on
      the campus climate and environment with regards to diversity issues; and the monitoring of campus climate and diversity issues.

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   Campus Environment Team through developed strategies facilitate discussions with a variety of university related entities in an
   effort to gather information from the University community on the campus climate and environment as it relates to diversity and
   campus climate issues.

   Chair of the Campus Environment Team shall be jointly held by the Vice Provost for Diversity and International Affairs and a
   CODRE member.

   E. DIVERSITY PROGRAMMING COMMITTEE

   The Diversity Programming Committee shall be a committee of the Commission which holds responsibility for identification and
   support of programming for staff and faculty in collaboration with the community that supports an inclusive multicultural
   learning environment.

   The Diversity Programming Committee as a committee is collaborative in nature; promotes diversity as a multi-faceted endeavor,
   and as such, the Diversity Committee may collaborate with other commission/ university committees to accomplish their tasks (e.g.
   student concerns committee, community organizations).

   The Diversity Programming Committee initiatives support multicultural education; instructional diversity development; and
   programmatic efforts that enhance and strengthen student’s educational experiences and supports diversity and social justice.

   F. COMMUNICATIONS AND MARKETING COMMITTEE

   The Communications and Marketing Committee is responsible for the dissemination and publication of CODRE information to
   membership and the university community. Items the committee develops and maintains can include but are not limited to
   the following:

      •    website, newsletter and calendar,
      •    annual goals and report of accomplishments,
      •    nomination and new membership information,
      •    meeting, election and regular business,
      •    orientation booklet for new members, and
      •    Commission sponsorships and events

   G. THE RESEARCH GRANT COMMITTEE FOR UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS

   The Research Grant Committee for Undergraduate Students strives to create a culture of research among the diverse student body
   especially within the undergraduate student population. Research proposals are solicited annually or semi-annually (depending on
   the availability of funds.) Submitted proposals will be reviewed by Ad hoc members who are selected by the committee chair. The
   work of this committee greatly symbolizes the collaboration and support among various units of the university to achieve excellence
   in diversity through research scholarship. The research funds have been traditionally provided through the office of Vice President
   for Research, School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies, CODRE funds, and through matching funds from various units and
   departments.

   H. STANDING COMMITTEE CHAIRS

   Section 1. All Chairs are identified Standing Committees shall be voting members of the Commission (with the exception of the
   Campus Environment Team). Standing Committee Chairs may be appointed by CODRE for 2 - three year terms.

   Section 2. Ad Hoc Committees.

   The Chair of CODRE and/or the Executive Committee may establish ad Hoc committees to address issues as deemed necessary and
   appropriate; and to accomplish specific administrative tasks including but not limited to the following:

          A. Budget
          B. Research and Assessment
          C. Bylaws and Amendments

These ad Hoc committees may include active, ex-officio and /or associate members to accomplish the assign task.

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BYLAWS (CONTINUED)
ARTICLE IX. SELECTION OF CHAIR

Selection of a new Chair shall be initiated by the Commission. This selection will be accomplished through a nominating and voting
process conducted by the Commission. During the year of completion of a Chair’s term, the full body of the Commission shall nominate
three (3) candidates, who have served at least one year on the Commission from the current membership of the Commission. The
names of the three nominated candidates shall be forwarded to the University President, for the selection of the Chair of CODRE for
the upcoming term.

ARTICLE X. COLLABORATIVE RESOURCE AREAS

The nature of the mission of the Commission sets-forth the following major collaborative working relationships:

      1.   Department of Public Safety/Campus police                         6.   School of Public Health and Information Sciences
      2.   Faculty/Staff Senate Representative                               7.   Title IX / ADA Compliance
      3.   Latin American/Latino Studies                                     8.   Women’s Center
      4.   Pan African Studies                                               9.   Women & Gender Studies
      5.   PEACC Center

   The Commission has a unique relationship with these resource areas as collaborative allies with a shared vision that supports,
   promotes, celebrates, values and recognizes the inter-sectional nature of race, gender/identity/orientation, and class and which is
   a central component in the support of diverse students and university wide multicultural efforts, providing support for an inclusive
   educational environment for students of color in addition to other diverse student groups. The resource areas will collaborate with
   the Commission toward development of new multicultural strategies, opportunities and initiatives in support of educational growth
   and development.

ARTICLE XI. AMENDMENT OF BYLAWS

These bylaws can be amended only by the full commission, at any regularly scheduled meeting, provided that the amendment has
been submitted in writing; to the Executive Committee for review, and upon its recommendation has been forwarded to the full
Commission. The proposed Bylaw amendment shall be submitted to the full Commission at a regularly scheduled meeting prior to the
meeting at which the vote is scheduled. Approval shall require an affirmative vote of a majority of the voting membership of the
full commission.

Revised January 20, 2021; additional edits to come as approved by the general body.

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DESCRIPTION OF COMMITTEES
CAMPUS ENVIRONMENT TEAM

Chair, Faye Jones— Interim Senior Associate Vice President for the Office of Diversity and Equity

The Campus Environment Team monitor’s the university’s provision of a safe and secure environment for all members of the campus
community and will play active role in maintaining this environment through direct participation in programs and services.

The Campus Environment Team for the University (in collaboration with the Office of the Vice Provost for Diversity and International
Affairs) and will advise the University President, relevant internal organizational structures and the Council on Post-secondary
Education (CPE) by gathering information on diversity, campus climate and environmental issues from UofL faculty, staff and students;
CODRE will be instrumental in the internal and external dissemination of information on the campus climate and environment with
regards to diversity issues; and the monitoring of campus climate and diversity issues.

COMMUNICATIONS & MARKETING COMMITTEE

Chair, Maria Tinnell — Office of Communications and Marketing

The Communications committee will be a standing committee and will be responsible for the dissemination and publication of CODRE
information to membership and the university community. Items the committee will develop and maintain can include the following:

   •   website, newsletter and calendar
   •   annual goals and report of accomplishments
   •   nomination and new membership information
   •   meetings, elections and regular business
   •   commission sponsorships and events

DIVERSITY PROGRAMMING COMMITTEE

Co- Chairs, J’Lissabeth Faughn, Campus Housing & Leondra Gully, Cultural Center

The Diversity Programming Committee is responsible for identifying and supporting programming for students, staff and faculty in
collaboration with the community that supports an inclusive multicultural learning environment. The Diversity Programming Committee
promotes diversity as a multi-faceted endeavor, and as such, the Diversity Committee may collaborate with other commission/
university committees to accomplish their tasks (e.g. student concerns committee, community organizations etc.). This Committees
initiatives support multicultural education; instructional diversity development; and programmatic efforts that enhance and strengthen
student’s educational experiences and supports diversity and social justice.

A subcommittee of Diversity Programming is the President’s Exemplary Multicultural Teaching Award. The intent of the award is to
honor multicultural teaching, through the utilization of teaching styles, culturally pluralistic and socially constructed ideals, course
content and processed global perspectives, and scholarship.

FACULTY CONCERNS COMMITTEE

Chair, Muriel Harris - School of Public Health & Information Sciences

The Faculty Concerns Committee strives to identify concerns and issues related to faculty satisfaction, retention and promotion. It
facilitates and supports faculty professional development and provides an open, communicative channel to the faculty.

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STAFF CONCERNS COMMITTEE

Chair, Connie Martinez - International Student & Scholar Services,

The Staff Concerns committee gathers and disseminates concerns and information from UofL staff regarding diversity and climate
issues, i.e., retention, employment, recruitment and promotion etc. This committee works collaboratively with UofL Human Resources
to enhance the development and implementation of affirmative action and diversity plans and to develop strategies that affect
underutilization and staff of color and other under-represented populations. Staff Concerns works collaboratively with Human
Resources to enhance the work life of diverse staff members (social, economic, and professional diversity considerations in addition to
gender/identity, language, disability etc).

STUDENT ENGAGEMENT COMMITTEE

Chair, Dwayne Compton — Office of Community Engagement (HSC)

TEAM SEC has been restructured and is now poised to assist the first 48 registered student organizations in good standing that would
like to have a personal connection to a governing body that reports directly to the President of your university. Student issues are OUR
issues. This team comprised of UofL staff stands ready to hear and attend to our student’s thoughts, questions, needs and whatever
necessary under the scope of our work.

Major goal of Team SEC is to:
   •   Introduce the existence and special efforts of CODRE and the Student Engagement Committee to all undergraduate student groups on
       roster through a series of meetings with the RSO presidents and other communication platforms;
   •   Rethinking how to make the best connection with the RSO leaders.

THE RESEARCH GRANT COMMITTEE FOR UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS

Chair, TBD,

The Research Grant Committee for Undergraduate Students strives to create a culture of research among the diverse student body
especially within the undergraduate student population. Research proposals are solicited annually or semi-annually (depending on the
availability of funds.) Submitted proposals will be reviewed by Ad hoc members who are selected by the committee chair. The work of
this committee greatly symbolizes the collaboration and support among various units of the university to achieve excellence in diversity
through research scholarship. The research funds have been traditionally provided through the office of Vice President for Research,
School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies, CODRE funds, and through matching funds from various units
and departments.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES
CODRE WEBSITE

Much of the information you’ll regularly need as a new commissioner can be found on our website:

http://louisville.edu/codre

YOU MAY ALSO CONTACT:
Jake Beamer, Administrative Support
codre@louisville.edu
102 Grawemeyer Hall
Bellknap Campus
PH: (502) 852-5417
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