Diversity Council Subcommittees

Climate Survey

Co-chairs: Dr. Teresa Neely & Mónica Jenrette

Meets the 4th Thursday of the month at 11AM.

UNM is strongly committed to providing an inclusive climate and welcoming environment for all. DEI will lead the task of administering a university-wide campus climate survey in spring 2022. The goal is to understand student, faculty and staff experiences with, and perceptions concerning campus climate and diversity, equity and inclusion. This committee will work on planning for that survey.

The Climate Survey Committee assisted in launching the Racial and Intersectional Microaggressions (RIMA) Survey to students on March 8, 2021. See: campusclimate.unm.edu/initiatives/rimasurvey

Diversity Curriculum

Co-chairs: AVPEI Nancy López & Dr. Shiv Desai

Meets the third Monday of the month at 1PM.

The diversity requirement at UNM is supported by the work of DEI and the Diversity Council. Co-chairs of the Diversity Curriculum committee coordinate approval of courses that may fulfill the diversity requirement by providing proposal workshops, advice on proposals, sharing the list of approved courses, and assessing that learning outcomes are being met by diversity courses. They are further involved with building a community of practice concerning delivery of diversity curriculum at UNM. See: diverse.unm.edu/diversity-requirement/

Learning and Resources

Co-chairs: Dr. Jeannie Baca & Lorena Blanco-Silva

Meets the last Wednesday of every month at 3:30PM.

In an effort to create greater opportunities for learning and awareness of available resources aimed at promoting the University values of diversity, equity, and inclusion, the Learning & Resource sub-committee will focus on establishing a comprehensive inventory of trainings, programs, resources, and initiatives designed to enhance knowledge, skills, and competencies. The goal is to create a repository of resources, including names of skilled presenters available to deliver various types of presentations to the university community. See: diverse.unm.edu/resources

Restorative Justice/Inclusive Climate

Co-chairs: Pam Agoyo & AVPEI Elizabeth Quay Hutchison

Meets the first Tuesday of the month at 11AM.

Climate concerns being addressed at UNM include the university seal, Adams mural, names of residence halls, presence of law enforcement on campus, concerns about bullying, discrimination, sexual harassment, and retaliation, perceived overall climate of racism and its effects on students, faculty and staff, specific concerns named by Native faculty (see 2019 Native Faculty Council requests to executive leaders), and other aspects of the built and virtual environment. Building an inclusive climate requires collaboration, gaining buy-in, and persistence. This committee will work with campus partners to address issues in systematic ways.