The purpose of the Academic Senate Intersectionality, Race, & Social Justice (IRSJ) Advisory Group is to provide leadership and recommendations on practices, policies and procedures that support Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) and anti-racism initiatives. In collaboration with all community stake holders, this advisory group strives to proactively create and support DEI and anti-racism change impacting faculty.
The following goals outline this commitment:
Discover and learn to operate and lead in ways that promote a campus climate that aligns with our anti-oppression resolution. This includes examining not only the individual/collective behaviors but also faculty structures, bylaws, and culture.
Increase faculty self-awareness in order to understand experiences of colleagues and address past instances of offensive behavior within leadership structures and how to proceed moving forward. Specifically, this includes the need to name and identify examples of sexist, racist, and other forms of offensive/oppressive behavior and put into place best practices to eliminate, prevent, eradicate them moving forward.
Demonstrate the skills and knowledge to be able to facilitate inclusive/safe meetings including facilitating difficult conversations, identifying the nuances, managing emotion, observing verbal and non-verbal communication, with the goal to eradicate racism, sexism, and other forms of oppression from our meeting spaces and institution.
The IRSJ was approved as a formal advisory group under Academic Senate per AS Resolution FA21 11.23.2021.
Meeting Dates for Fall 2023