2013 USG Diversity Summit
October 23, 2013
The University System of Georgia held its annual Diversity Summit at Middle Georgia College in Macon on October 23. Dr. Houston Davis, Executive Vice Chancellor & Chief Academic Officer delivered the opening remarks. The theme of this year’s Summit was “Building Institutional Capacity to Support and Sustain Diversity.” Sessions focused on promoting diversity as a community value and strategic diversity leadership. The UGA Libraries was represented by Jan Hudson, manager of the Libraries’ Human Resources Department. For more information: http://www.usg.edu/diversity_summit/
Eric Rose earns Diversity and Inclusion Certificate
September 5, 2013
Eric Rose, a Library Associate II in the Database Maintenance Section of the UGA Libraries’ Cataloging Department, received his certificate of completion for meeting the requirements of the UGA Diversity and Inclusion Certificate Program – one core course and five elective courses in the program. Eric joined seventy-six other graduates from departments across campus in an awards ceremony held in the UGA Chapel. Dr. Libby Morris, Interim Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, gave the opening remarks, and assisted Dr. Michelle Cook, Associate Provost & Chief Diversity Officer in presenting the 2013 certificate graduates with their certificates. The keynote speaker was Victor Wilson, Vice President for Student Affairs.
Diversity Training in the Workplace
May 16, 2013
On February 27, 2013, the UGA Libraries’ Diversity Plan was approved by the Department Heads Group. One of the initiatives noted in the Plan is to arrange for training, workshops, and other educational opportunities that incorporate diversity training. This event is the UGA Libraries’ first diversity training event under the new Plan.
Recognizing and appreciating the value of diversity and cross-cultural understanding is critical to UGA’s mission. One of the ways the Office of Institutional Diversity helps the University reach its diversity goals is by developing diversity and equity initiatives. In this presentation Michelle Garfield Cook, Randolph Carter and Kelly Wright will discuss diversity training in the workplace, which will include the UGA Diversity and Inclusion Certificate program. This certificate program creates an opportunity for faculty and staff to explore strategic areas around diversity and improve their ability to contribute to the enhancement of UGA’s welcoming and inclusive environment.
Dr. Michelle Garfield Cook, Associate Provost for Institutional Diversity
Randolph Carter, Coordinator of Faculty & Staff Development, OID
Kelly Wright, Coordinator of Assessment & Diversity Initiatives
UGA Libraries’ Department Heads Group approves UGA Libraries Diversity Plan
February 13, 2013
In May 2012, Dr. William Gray Potter, the University Librarian and Associate Provost, created a diversity task force charged with the responsibility of creating the UGA Libraries’ first diversity plan. Members of the task force are: Jan Hudson, Susan Morris, Nan McMurry, Kristin Nielsen, Viki Timian, and Sheryl Vogt. That plan was approved by the UGA Libraries’ Department Heads Group in February 2013. To learn more about the UGA Libraries diversity goals and initiatives: http://www.libs.uga.edu/staff/libsdiversityplan.pdf
Non-Discrimination & Anti-Harassment Policy training at UGA Libraries
March 15, 2012
In addition to completing UGA’s Non-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment online agreement, the UGA Libraries now requires NDAH Policy classroom training for all its faculty and staff members. Janyce Dawkins, the interim director of UGA’s Equal Opportunity Office, is scheduled to come to the Libraries to lead three NDAH Policy training sessions. Hereafter, new (within first six months of employment) and existing employees who have not taken the training must do so through the University’s Training & Development Center http://www.hr.uga.edu/careerdev/career.html.Back to top