Committee on Minority Affairs

Members 2023-2024


From the By-Laws of the Faculty Senate, By-Law VII., Item l., Par. 1 - 5:

"1) The Committee on Minority Affairs shall be composed of nine faculty members, no more than two members from each constituent faculty including the department of Physical Education and Athletics, elected by the Faculty Senate for three-year overlapping terms, one graduate student elected by the Graduate Student Council, one undergraduate student elected by the Undergraduate Student Government, one postdoctoral scholar/fellow elected by Post-Doctoral Researchers Association, and two ex officio administrative officers involved with issues of diversity appointed by the provost. The chair of the Faculty Senate Committee on Women Faculty shall also serve as an ex officio member. In addition, there may be ad hoc members, who are involved with issues of diversity, inclusion and equity, appointed annually by the Chair with the advice of the Committee. Each elected faculty member of the committee shall be eligible for reelection only after the lapse of at least one year following the expiration of two consecutive three-year terms of membership. The term of membership for student and postdoctoral scholar/fellow members shall be one year, beginning immediately upon their appointment to the Committee at the first regular meeting of the Faculty Senate subsequent to Commencement each year. Student and postdoctoral scholar/fellow members shall be eligible for re-appointment annually.

2) The Executive Committee shall appoint the Chair of the Committee on Minority Affairs from among the faculty members of that Committee.

3) The chair may propose, with the approval of the Executive Committee, an elected faculty member of the committee to serve as vice-chair. Service as vice chair does not require a commitment to serve as the next chair.

4) The charge to the Committee shall be to act in an oversight and advisory capacity and monitor matters concerning minority affairs by bringing suggestions and strategic plans to the Faculty Senate about teaching, research, and the quality of academic life at Case so that all minorities will feel this university is a powerful place to live, work, learn, and teach.

5) The Committee shall report to the Faculty Senate at least once during each academic year."