Committee for Academic Equity and Inclusive Excellence
(FS Bylaws, Article 4.9)

Membership of CAEIE

4.9 Committee for Academic Equity and Inclusive Excellence (CAEIE)

4.9.1.Composition Membership of the committee shall consist of the following:

Chief Diversity Officer, ex officio, nonvoting;
Director, Center for Black Studies, ex officio, voting;
Director, Center for Latino and Latin American Studies, ex officio, voting;
Director, Center for the Study of Women, Gender, and Sexuality, ex officio, voting;
Director, Center for Southeast Asian Studies, ex officio, voting;
Director, Disability Resource Center, ex officio, voting;
Director, Asian American Studies Certificate, ex officio, voting;
IT Accessibility Officer, ex officio, voting;
Representative from the Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Academic Affairs, nonvoting;
Representative from the Division of Student Affairs, nonvoting;
Representative from the Office of Student Engagement and Experiential Learning;
One faculty member from each degree-granting college and from University Libraries, voting;
One instructor, voting;
Director, Testing and Academic Affairs Research Support, ex officio, nonvoting;
One supportive professional staff member, voting;
One curricular associate dean, nonvoting;
One undergraduate and/or graduate student, voting.

Faculty and staff members shall be appointed to serve three-year staggered terms beginning in the fall semester, not to exceed two consecutive terms. All other members, or their designees, shall serve continuous terms. Members shall be appointed by the provost.

4.9.2 Chair The chair position of the committee will be held by the chief diversity officer, and the directors of the academic diversity centers may serve as co-chairs as needed.

4.9.3 Duties The duties of the committee shall include the following:

1.  To identify academic achievement gaps among all students;

2.  To identify and implement effective, sustainable, and measurable intervention strategies to ensure equity for all students;

3.  To monitor academic achievement among students from underserved populations;

4.  To develop criteria by which the Human Diversity degree requirement will be satisfied;

5.  To promote multicultural curriculum transformation on campus in partnership with Office of Student Engagement and Experiential Learning (OSEEL) and academic diversity centers by establishing faculty-mentored student research opportunities that impact diverse communities and transform curricula;

6.  To advise the provost and university bodies on multicultural curriculum transformation issues;

7.  To submit an annual report on activities of the committee to the provost;

8.  To regularly monitor available data on undergraduate student participation in multicultural and diversity centered academic programs, minors, and certificates;

9.  To support collaboration between academic centers' minors and certificates and NIU PLUS pathways;

10. To provide opportunities for faculty participation in academic diversity programs and initiatives.

Committee for Academic Equity and Inclusive Excellence

The CAEIE meets the third Tuesday of the month at 10 a.m. 

MEMBERSHIP
2021-2022
2022-2023
 
2023-2024
2024-2025
* # Chief Diversity Officer Vernese Edghill-Walden Vernese Edghill-Walden
+ Director, Center for Black Studies Anne Edwards
Joseph Flynn
Anne Edwards    
+ Director, Center for Latino and Latin American Studies Christina Abreu Christina Abreu    
+ Director, Center for the Study of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Kate Cady Jessica Reyman    
+ Director, Center for Southeast Asian Studies
Judy Ledgerwood Judy Ledgerwood
+ Director, Disability Resource Center
Amanda Newman Amanda Newman
+ Director, Asian American Studies Certificate
Jui-Ching Wang Jui-Ching Wang
+ IT Accessibility Officer
Katy Whitlaw
Katy Whitelaw Katy Whitelaw Katy Whitelaw
* Representative from the Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Academic Affairs
Michelle Pickett
Michelle Pickett Michelle Pickett
* Representative from Division of Student Affairs
Rene Fuqua Lauren Teso-Warner for Fuqua Lauren Teso-Warner for Fuqua
Representative from the Office of Student Engagement and Experiential Learning Destiny McDonald Destiny McDonald Destiny McDonald Destiny McDonald
+ Faculty - BUS TBD for Shortridge James Burton James Burton James Burton
+ Faculty - EDU Dana Isawi Dana Isawi Dana Isawi Dana Isawi
+ Faculty - EET Benedito Fonseca Benedito Fonseca Benedito Fonseca
+ Faculty - HHS Henna Muzaffar Henna Muzaffar
+ Faculty - LAS Carol Walther Carol Walther
+ Faculty - LAW Meredith Stange Meredith Stange
+ Faculty - LIB
Dee Anna Phares Kimberly Shotick Kimberly Shotick Kimberly Shotick
+ Faculty - VPA
Paula Frasz TBD for Frasz TBD for Frasz
+ Instructor
Kimberly Gatz Kimberly Gatz Kimberly Gatz
* Director, Testing and Academic Affairs Research Support
Greg Barker Greg Barker
+ Supportive Professional staff Ros Snell for Gipson Kelly Martial for Snell for Gipson
* Curricular associate dean Taylor Atkins Fall-Taylor Atkins
Spring-TBD
TBD for Atkins
+ Student Lisa Jackson Lisa Jackson Lisa Jackson Lisa Jackson
* ADEI Support Staff Tamara Boston Tamara Boston


* nonvoting
+ voting
# chair

Contact Us

University Council
Altgeld Hall 103

Ismael Montana
President, Faculty Senate
Chair, University Council
montana@niu.edu

Pat Erickson
Administrative Assistant
815-753-1732
pje@niu.edu

Linda Saborío
Faculty Advisory Council to the IBHE
lsaborio@niu.edu
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