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Associate Vice President
Community, Equity and Diversity
During the 2015-16 Academic Year, UNH was selected to participate in Project Inclusion: Institutionalization of Inclusive Excellence and Student Success in New Hampshire’s Colleges and Universities and received a grant from The New England Resource Center for Higher Education (NERCHE). UNH conducted a self-assessment rubric focused on 6 dimensions: Philosophy and Mission; Faculty Support; Curriculum, Pedagogy, and Research; Student Support; Staff Engagement and Involvement; and Administrative Leadership and Institutional Support.
In addition, in the Spring of 2017 a UNH Climate Survey Task Force was convened to further this work with the goal of engaging the entire UNH community in a climate survey in 2018.
The results were used to formulate the basis of the Conversations at the Crossroads program and also the Breaking Bread program designed to create opportunities whereby working partnerships, alliances and networks across difference are developed. These networks will not only provide organizational support, access to resources, and other benefits to emerging leaders and their respective groups/organizations, it will benefit the larger UNH community by fostering a respectful climate for civic dialogue and deepening the capacity for building healthy communities.
We have posted articles on UNH Today, and through various emailing communications, social media outlets and on the website.
The Community Task Force, comprising students, faculty and staff from all three campuses, developed community conversations using the theme “Conversations at the Crossroads: Critical Thinking and Critical Caring for Our Community.” These conversations asked us all to consider the question: What can we do together to sustain a robust learning community that is safe, inclusive and equitable for all?
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