The President's Advisory Council on Minorities (PACM) is charged with advising the president and the provost of Case Western Reserve University on diversity issues; assessing current university policies; developing strategic action plans; and suggesting programs and policies to help realize racial inclusion on campus, promote cultural sensitivity, and build a broadly diverse community university-wide. Additionally, the PACM works to promote information sharing and encourage cooperation among the various university offices and programs engaged in diversity efforts on campus.
The President's Advisory Council on Minorities serves Case Western Reserve University by providing the president and provost with ongoing insight and action plans as they relate to underrepresented minorities and other diverse constituencies in the university community.
The council assesses the university's policies, practices, and attitudes concerning minority students, staff, and faculty; defines priorities; recommends changes; and celebrates and replicates best practices that both create a racially inclusive environment and foster the full development, professional advancement, and recognition of all people on campus.
As a standing council with rotating membership, the council will not only complement the activities of academic and administrative offices, as well as several committees that address diversity; the council also aims to provide leadership, innovative solutions, and forward-looking initiatives.
The council is to report its findings and recommendations to the president and the provost who will make them available to the university community and consider how to implement them. It is expected that the council's work will highlight the importance of diversity as a core value and define achievable goals for Case Western Reserve—both of which are critical for achieving the university's vision of producing a campus environment that promotes harmony, inclusiveness, and equality.