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1:006 Diversity

Austin Peay State University Diversity

 
POLICIES

Issued:  March 30, 2017
Responsible Official:  President
Responsible Office:  Office of the President
 

 


Policy Statement


It is the policy of Austin Peay State University to model and promote diversity and inclusion at all levels and in all sectors of the University.  By modeling and promoting diversity and inclusion, Austin Peay State University will foster environments of equity and inclusive excellence.


Purpose


The purpose of this policy is to define and promote diversity throughout the University.


Contents


Procedures
-Introduction
-Administrative Responsibility                                            

Links
-APSU Diversity Committee
-APSU Chief Diversity Officer


Procedures



Introduction
  1. Diversity can be broadly defined as differences. When applied within the context of education and the educational community, diversity represents the inclusion and support of groups of people with a variety of human characteristics that go beyond the legally protected classes of race, sex, age, religion, national origin, disability status, veteran status – to include, but not be limited to, other categories such as socio-economic status, sexual orientation, first generation college status, urban or rural upbringing – and other personal characteristics that shape an individual’s identity and life experience in a substantive way.

Administrative
Responsibility
  1. Duties of the President
    1. The President shall be responsible for the development and implementation of the diversity program on each campus.
    2. In carrying out this responsibility, the President shall comply with the following:
      1. Provide positive and assertive leadership in the development and implementation of the campus diversity plan and ensure that appropriate attention is devoted to the plan and initiatives in staff and faculty meetings.
      2. Ensure that campus diversity plans are reviewed annually and progress towards meeting the goals and objectives is assessed.
      3. Appoint a campus committee with broad campus representation.
    3. The charge of the committee should include, but not be limited to:
      1. Gathering and reporting data.
      2. Recommending diversity related initiatives.
      3. Reviewing and assessing progress of diversity initiatives.

Links


APSU Diversity
Committee

http://www.apsu.edu/diversity

APSU Chief Diversity
Officer

http://www.apsu.edu/chief-diversity-officer


Revision Dates


APSU Policy 1:006 (previously 5:064) – Rev.: March 30, 2017
APSU Policy 1:006 – Rev.: August 12, 2015
APSU Policy 1:006 – Issued: December 8, 2009


Subject Areas:

Academic Finance General Human
Resources 
Information
Technology 
Student
Affairs 
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Approved


President: signature on file