WHEREAS, On Friday, March 13, 2009, the following representatives gathered to discuss the future of the Diversity Course Requirement:
Dr. Jim Spain – Vice Provost for Undergraduate Programs
Dr. Frank Schmidt – Former Chair of Faculty Council
Dr. David Trinklein – Academic Affairs Chair of Faculty Council
Dr. Roger Worthington – Chief Diversity Officer
Jim Kelley – Former President of the Missouri Students Association
Leigh Ann Kempffer – Arts & Sciences Student Council President
Chatoyya Sewell – Co-Chair of Four Front
Bria Scudder – Co-Chair of Four Front
Phyllis Williams – Former Academic Affairs Chair of the Missouri Students Association Senate
WHEREAS, the Faculty Council is exploring the option of creating a taskforce that would be charged with reviewing the General Education Curriculum, and
WHEREAS, the Diversity Course Requirement will be a central part of the discussion when reviewing the General Education Curriculum, and
WHEREAS, formally documenting the agreed upon charge of the taskforce and its compilation will strengthen student efforts to inspire the taskforce to create action plans and timelines for the approval of a Diversity Course Requirement.
THEREFORE, Be it resolved by the Missouri Students Association Senate that the following agreement was made by the representatives in the meeting:
1. The integration of a Diversity Course Requirement into the General Education Curriculum shall be a top priority of the General Education Taskforce.
2. Student Representatives will be seated on this taskforce.
3. Four-Front, with the assistance of other interested parties, shall appoint 2 Professors to the Taskforce.
4. The Taskforce will be expected to submit their recommendations in a timely manner that shall be defined as no longer than one calendar year.
Phyllis Williams Bria Scudder Chatoyya Sewell
MSA Senator Four Front Co-Chair Four-Front Co-Chair
MSA Senate Speaker