PIMI report, University’s statement on diversity releasedBy Josh Schonwald
The Provost’s Initiative on Minority Issues, a committee Richard Saller, Provost for the University, created two years ago, has released its Annual Report for the 2003-04 academic year, following a year of activity focused on issues related to diversity at the University.
Directly addressing a broad range of issues related to the recruitment and retention of faculty, staff and students of color, the PIMI document is available online at http://www.uchicago.edu/docs/education/pimi.pdf.
Co-chaired by Kenneth Warren, the William J. Friedman and Alicia Townsend Friedman Professor in English Language & Literature, and Stephen Klass, Vice President and Dean of Students in the University, the report includes specific recommendations and goals developed by the Steering Committee and its five PIMI subcommittees focused on the areas of: faculty recruitment and retention, student recruitment and retention, student programming and support, staff recruitment and retention, and community relations.
In addition to submitting their reports, the five subcommittees also recommended that the University issue a broad institutional statement reaffirming and strengthening the University’s commitment to the diversity of its community.
This statement from Provost Saller and President Randel will be published in the Provost’s Annual Report and is available online at http://www.uchicago.edu/docs/education/diversity-statement.html.