Alan Constant, director of learning center;
Donald Heider, associate professor, journalism; Jane Kretzschmar,
coordinator, social work; Zena Moore, associate professor, curriculum
and instruction; Margrett Myhre, academic advisor I, liberal arts;
Juanita Wagstaff, assistant professor, educational administration;
Leo Zonn, professor, geography and the environment
Faculty Council Appointees:
assistant professor, music; Oscar Gonzalez, assistant professor,
Sarika Amin, Student Government
representative; Marcos De Leon, Graduate Student Assembly representative;
Jacob Eliseo, Student Government representative; Michael Orono,
Student Government representativeAdministrative Advisors, Ex-officio:
Arellano, associate dean of students, Hispanic Alumni Association
representative; James Hill, vice president for community and school
relations; Gregory Vincent, vice provost for inclusion and cross
cultural effectiveness; Terry Wilson, associate vice president,
Black Alumni Association representativeAdministration with vote:
Augustine Garza, deputy
director, admissions; Lucia Gilbert, vice provost for undergraduate
studies; Darlene Grant, associate dean, graduate school
At the very first meting there were; Sarika Amin, Lorenzo Candalaria,
Ge Chen, Oscar Gonzalez, Jane Kretzschmar, Zena Moore, Michael Orona,
Terry Wilson, and Leo Zonn. Professor Zena Moore was elected unanimously
to serve a second term.
In the fall semester four meetings were held. In the spring semester
four meetings were held. The committee focused on activities dealing
with the low numbers of African Americans at the graduate level.
In addition to presentations made by Vice Provost Vincent, the committee
| Edmund Gordon (African and African American studies) presented
data (handouts) concerning:
|| Percentage of total student population that is African
American at UT and a dozen comparable institutions
|| Trends in African American applications and subsequent
enrollment at UT.
| Terry Wilson, about the general low enrollments of African
American students at UT and why the picture is so bleak at the
| Darlene Grant on efforts to recruit more African American
| Efforts were made to contact all fourteen deans at UT about
the following (Only five deans responded.):
|| Who the minority officers were and how they were recruited
|| The number of minority/African American faculty members
in the unit
|| What efforts were being made to recruit /retain African
American graduate students? Was there a person or committee
in charge of these efforts
As a result of the year’s work, the committee makes the following recommendations
to the Faculty Council:
- In light of the fact that over 50% of graduate programs at UT have no
African American students, greater efforts must be made by all deans to
increase the presence of African Americans at the graduate level.
- That the role of the minority liaison officers be more clearly defined.
- That the provost be approached to discuss the institution’s financial
commitment, or lack thereof, to the increased enrollment of African Americans
at the graduate level.
Having set monthly meetings proved very successful except for one problem,
those members who could not make the time and days were not able to be present
for the entire year. However, regular email communication facilitated interaction
among committee members. All in all, it was a productive year.
Lorenzo Candelaria is the new 2006-07 chair.
Zena Moore, chair