Diversity Action Plan
The Diversity Action Plan (DAP) reflects our institution’s commitment to inclusive excellence. Under the leadership of President Dr. Steve Dorman, the importance of diversity and inclusion efforts at Georgia College have been strategically outlined in the DAP. Modeled organizationally after the California State University, Chico’s diversity plan, Georgia College’s DAP was divided into four goal areas: Student Access and Success, Curriculum, Creative Learning and Scholarship, Campus Climate and Campus Vitality and Viability. The DAP addresses four goals: student diversity access and success; curriculum, creative learning and scholarship; faculty and staff recruitment and retention success; and campus climate.
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Student Diversity Access and Success
Georgia College is interested in increasing the diversity of the student population by attracting underrepresented students to campus. The DAP specifically targets enrollment, retention and graduation strategies that will assist Georgia College in attracting and retaining underrepresented populations as well as assisting in degree completion.
Curriculum, Creative Learning and Scholarship
The DAP seeks strategies that focus on the learning experiences of Georgia College students that promote diversity competence in curricular activities. Other goals include faculty, staff, student scholarship, professional development and research on diversity and inclusion.
Faculty and Staff Recruitment and Retention Success
The DAP seeks to develop strategies to increase diversity of faculty, professional staff and administration at all levels of Georgia College. These efforts will include opportunities for developing a system of accountability in hiring, promotion and professional development opportunities.
DAP develops ways to assist Georgia in developing opportunities of inclusion through policies, processes, programs, co-curricular activities and activities that may advance and sustain an inclusive campus environment.
OIE Recruitment Resources
Search Committee Chairs are encouraged to develop a recruitment plan that promotes diversity and inclusion. To assist chairs in recruiting a diverse applicant pool, the following is a list of web sites, journals and organizations to target and attract professionals from underrepresented groups.
COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES SERVING UNDERREPRESENTED STUDENTS
To assist Search Committees to reach diverse faculty and staff, OIE has provided a list of colleges and universities that produces a significant number of underrepresented PhD and Master-level students.
Student Diversity Peer Educators
Diversity Peer Educators is a student organization which works to promote diversity and inclusion on campus to ensure all students feel welcome. They host monthly events about various diversity-related topics; as well as, facilitating classroom activities, presenting on panels, and supporting other diverse organizations on campus. The program's intent is to make our campus not only more inclusive, but to also improve our campus climate. The Student Diversity Peer Educators for 2020-2021 are:
Interested in becoming a Diversity Peer Educator?
Please check back toward the end of the spring semester to see when they are holding info sessions and accepting applications.
To request a DPE training, please contact Nadirah Mayweather, Head Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 445-8155. Please send the following information in your request:
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Faculty Diversity Peer Educators
The Faculty Diversity Peer Educators are a group of Georgia College faculty who facilitate training for faculty members that is focused on building and maintaining an inclusive environment in the classroom. Faculty Diversity Peer Educators hold general training sessions designed for all faculty and provide tailored training to the specific needs of the individual faculty member upon request. The Faculty Diversity Peer Educators for 2020-2021 are:
Kelley Dietzel, Assistant Professor of Public Administration
Sabrina Hom, Assistant Professor of Philosophy
Sunita Manian, Chair of the Department of Philosophy & Liberal Studies
Kalina Manoylov, Associate Professor of Biology
Stephanie McClure, Professor of Government and Sociology
Joanna Schwartz, Professor of Management, Marketing, and Logistics
Stefanie Sevcik, Lecturer in the Department of English
Christina Smith, Assistant Professor of Communication
Ashley Taylor, Assistant Professor of Psychology
Shaundra Walker, Interim Library Director
Staff Diversity Peer Educators
The Staff Diversity Peer Educators are a group of Georgia College staff members who are charged with holding workshops, discussions, and training to help address diversity and inclusion issues that are specifically needed by staff. These issues may include how to create welcoming workplace environments, how to engage in conflict resolution, how to give and receive respect in the workplace, and other issues that staff members identify as topics they would like to receive more education. The new Staff Diversity Peer Educators for 2020-2021 are:
Desaree Murden serves as the Coordinator of the Diversity Staff Peer Educators. If you would like to request training or information from a Staff DPE, please email Desaree or contact OIE at 478-445-4233 or email@example.com.
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