University of Kentucky. Special Collections Research Center. University Senate Council Ad Hoc Committee on Minorities/President's Commission on Diversity General Records

Abstract

The University of Kentucky. Special Collections Research Center. University Senate Council Ad Hoc Committee on the Status of Minorities/President's Commission on Diversity general records (dated 1989-2008; 0.18 cubic feet; 1 slim document box) primarily comprise reports; newspaper clippings and UKnow articles; press releases; memoranda; and brochures that document and demonstrate efforts towards embracing diversity and equity in relation to employment, campus leadership, recruitment and retention of faculty, staff, and students, and campus culture at the University of Kentucky (UK) throughout the late 20th and early 21st century.

Descriptive Summary

Title
University of Kentucky. Special Collections Research Center. University Senate Council Ad Hoc Committee on Minorities/President's Commission on Diversity General Records
Date
1989-2008 (inclusive)
Extent
0.18 Cubic Feet
Subjects
Discrimination in education -- United States.
Minorities in higher education
Universities and colleges -- Kentucky.
Arrangement
Collection is arranged by subject into 2 series: University Senate Council Ad Hoc Committee on the Status of Minorities and President's Commission on Diversity.
Finding Aid Author
Daniela Gamez Salgado, Ruth E. Bryan
Preferred Citation
2020ua028: [identification of item], University of Kentucky. Special Collections Research Center. University Senate Council Ad Hoc Committee on Minorities/President's Commission on Diversity General Records, 1989-2008, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
The University Senate Council Ad Hoc Committee on the Status of Minorities was established approximately around 1988-1989. The committee focused on the status of minority faculty, administrators and professional staff, and hourly employees present at the University of Kentucky. The committee produced a report in 1990 that provided recommendations for the president and overall campus in order to address discrepancies regarding employment and race, ethnicity, among other issues.
President Lee T. Todd implemented the recommendations of the University Senate Council Ad Hoc Committee on the Status of Minorities and established the President's Commission on Diversity (PCD) within his first year as president of the University of Kentucky, 2001. The commission was charged by Dr. Todd to advise him on "matters of racial and ethnic diversity in employment, working environment, compensation and campus leadership; recommendations for enhancing the University's recruitment, retention, and graduation of minority students in all of its programs; recommendations for enhancing the University's recruitment and retention of minority faculty and staff; and concerns about the creation of a campus that is inclusive in its cultural affairs, communication, curriculum, and extracurricular opportunities." The commission originally consisted of nineteen members including faculty, staff, students, and a community representative. The first chairperson of the PCD was Dr. Deneese L. Jones. Some achievements produced by the commission include: consistent annual reports, the President's Awards for Diversity in honor of members of the UK community who have "demonstrated outstanding efforts towards embracing diversity while maintaining academic excellence", and informational programming such as the "While We Were Sleeping: Toward Diversity in Higher Education" panel. The President's Task Force on Racial Diversity and Equality was established approximately around 2004-2005. It collaborated with the President's Commission on Diversity as a subset of the commission.
Sources: 1. University of Kentucky. University of Kentucky University Senate (Faculty Senate) meeting minutes, 1989, April 10. https://exploreuk.uky.edu/catalog/xt7qz60c022f?q=%22status+of+minorities%22&per_page=20#page/9/mode/1up/search/%22status+of+minorities%22 2. University of Kentucky Board of Trustees. Meeting Minutes on President's Commission on Diversity, 2001, December 11.
Scope and Content
The University of Kentucky. Special Collections Research Center. University Senate Council Ad Hoc Committee on the Status of Minorities/President's Commission on Diversity general records (dated 1989-2008; 0.18 cubic feet; 1 slim document box) primarily comprise reports; newspaper clippings and UKnow articles; press releases; memoranda; and brochures that document and demonstrate efforts towards embracing diversity and equity in relation to employment, campus leadership, recruitment and retention of faculty, staff, and students, and campus culture at the University of Kentucky (UK) throughout the late 20th and early 21st century. Also includes amended bylaws for the President's Commission on Diversity, conference and event materials, survey forms used for gaining data on how alumni and professionals and administrators viewed diversity and equity at UK, documents from the Task Force on Racial Diversity and Equality, and interview guide and recommendations from both Ad Hoc Committee on the Status of Women and Ad Hoc Committee on the Status of Minorities.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open to researchers by appointment
Use Restrictions
Property rights reside with the University of Kentucky. The University of Kentucky holds the copyright for materials created in the course of business by University of Kentucky employees. Copyright for all other materials has not been assigned to the University of Kentucky. For information about permission to reproduce or publish, please contact the Special Collections Research Center.

Contents of the Collection

Senate Council Ad Hoc Committee on the Status of Minorities, 1989-1990

Survey forms, minority alumni and professional and administrator, 1989 July

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Interview guide and recommendations from the Ad Hoc Committee on the Status of Women and the Status of Minorities, 1989-1991

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Report, executive summary, 1990 June

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Report, 1990 June

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President's Commission on Diversity, 2002-2008

Newspaper clippings, 2002-2006, undated

  • Box 1, folder 5
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"President's Awards for Diversity Reception" brochures, 2003-2006

  • Box 1, folder 6
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Press release and memoranda, 2003-2008

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"University of Kentucky Commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education", 2004 March 24-26

  • Box 1, folder 8
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Report on domestic partnership benefits, President's Commission on Diversity inclusion sub-committee, 2005 March

  • Box 1, folder 9
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Annual reports, 2005-2008

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Bylaws, 2007 November 8

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Resource library materials, 2008 September

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"Recipients of the President's Award for Diversity Nomination HIghlights" informational booklet, undated

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"While We Were Sleeping: Toward Diversity in Higher Education" panel, undated

  • Box 1, folder 14
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"Comprehensive Diversity Plan Task Force" report to the president from the task force on racial diversity and equality, 2004-2005

  • Box 1, folder 15
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Task force on racial diversity and equality newspaper clippings and press release, 2005-2006

  • Box 1, folder 16
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