Aspire is a three-year commitment to help MU diversify its STEM faculty and be more inclusive in their teaching, research, mentoring and advising.
Members of the MU community said they wanted a candidate that is helpful in building relationships in the community, knowledgeable of social issues and future-oriented.
The tweet, meant to promote MU’s diversity and inclusivity, instead displayed a lack of cultural awareness and empathy.
Events held by Google engineers last week at the MU College of Engineering included resume and interview workshops and talks about life as a software engineer.
The collection of books and movies will be moved into a different faculty member’s office every few months.
Sophomore Matt Luke: “Diversity in the frats? I don’t know, that's the only thing that's still segregated. Because that's what it is; frats are segregated.”
Journalism professor Earnest Perry: “A person’s race and ethnicity is not the only factor that needs to be taken into account when you start talking about how to build an inclusive community."
Creative director Sydney Rosee: “Part of the fashion show is to promote unity and diversity and to showcase Muse Clothing in a different way.”
Twenty-two percent of students reported occasional public humiliation during their time of enrollment.
Executive Director Ron Kelley: “Some of the data shows that the first two years are the toughest part, especially for minority graduates.”
The Citizenship@Mizzou training, about making the university a more inclusive community, was initiated following racial tensions on campus last fall.
The audit is part of a series of initiatives launched by the UM System Board of Curators in November 2015.
The audit, which will be finished by the end of 2016, will include input from administrators, faculty, staff and students.
After making national news for campus protests and resignations, the university took significant steps to improve campus diversity.
Interim Chancellor Hank Foley: “In this new role, (Henson) has made significant progress as we work toward a more inclusive and welcoming environment at Mizzou.”
Committee member Craig Roberts: “White people tend to see racism in terms of lynching, physical abuse, bullying and other products of hate. Racism is more than the overt, blatant, extreme incidents.”
College of Education Dean Kathryn Chval: “We’re preparing and trying to equip people to work with others that differ from themselves.”
Interim Chancellor Hank Foley said at least 600 of the projected 1,500 fewer students for fall 2016 can be attributed to the events of last fall.
The vote for a diversity course requirement passed with 75 percent of support from faculty who voted.
Dr. Kevin McDonald previously served as vice president and associate provost for diversity and inclusion at Rochester Institute of Technology.