Meeting Agenda, 5/31/2016

DASIG Meeting Agenda 5/31/2016
  • Welcome/“I remember…”
  • Introductions/Good-byes
    • Departing members: Jee Davis, Ann Marchock, Ronda Rowe
  • Co-chair Election (Jee Davis)
    • Nominees: Allyssa Guzman and Andres Ramirez
  • Housekeeping
    • Schedule regular meeting time (at least for summer)
    • Reminder: sign up for facilitator/blogger for meetings on the wiki
    • Wiki and blog are getting a facelift – consider assigning a web person to manage these
    • Review priorities from Lessons Learned session
    • Consider second, open monthly meeting for readings/discussion
  • Short-term: summer activities, NDLC conference, VP charges
    • Training/event for summer?
    • Sub-committee to assist Ben Rodriguez with presentation/poster
    • Review definition and safe space discussion from Open House
  • New Business
  • Closing/“It made me think…’

Meeting Recap, Open House 5/17/2016

Attendees: Allyssa Guzman, Brittany Deputy, Dale Correa, Jee Davis, Jennifer Heath, Ann Marchock, Andres Ramirez, Ben Rodriguez, Ronda Rowe, Gilbert Borrego

Guests: Melanie Cofield, Loretta Wallace, Jessica Trelogan, Stacy Ogilvie, Effie Bradley

Facilitator – Dale; Blogger – Dale

Welcome and Introduction

Dale welcomed everyone to the Open House, especially our guests who attended to learn more about DASIG and to consider joining. Jee told the history of DASIG, how it came into being, what it has accomplished, and potential roles and goals in the future. Dale also elaborated on the transition from a SIG (staff interest group) to an independent committee reporting to the VP through LSC. A suggestion was made that DASIG select a communications officer (or similar title) for promotion of events and shepherding of the blog and wiki.

Break-out groups

Charge #1: Diversity statement for UTL (Dale Correa, Jessica Trelogan, Stacy Ogilvie, Jennifer Heath, Brittany Deputy)

Through much discussion, the group working on the diversity statement for UTL came up with the following:

“UTL welcomes and respects all individuals and communities by valuing and consciously maintaining awareness of diverse perspectives and experiences. We believe inclusivity is critical to fostering excellence in all of our endeavors, and we promote diversity in the services that we provide as well as in our recruiting, hiring, and retention practices.”

Charge #2: Safe/inclusive space in UTL

The members of this group discussed the approach to inclusive space, noting that it is difficult to designate space in the first place due to legal concerns. Additionally, promotion or education around inclusive or space safe would be essential to the success of such a project.

Ideas for approaching safe/inclusive space also included:

  • Getting input from students/organizations
  • Room of all-purposes
  • The GSC (Gender and Sexuality Center) has studied safe/inclusive space
    • Work with campus partners with more experience
    • Prioritize the needs of inclusive space
  • Form a sub-group/committee
  • Gather evidence of current inclusive space by working with campus partners
  • Strategies to educate or promote the inclusive space issue

New Name for DASIG as an Independent Committee:

The Diversity Statement group took this one on as well, and suggest the following: the IDEA Team (Inclusivity and Diversity Education and Action Team).


Our discussions were long and fruitful, and we took the entire hour and a half. Wrap-up included a reminder to look for an email asking to commit (for new members), and dividing up the remaining scrumptious delights.

Meeting Agenda, Open House 5/17/2016

DASIG Open House: May 17, 2016, 1 – 2:30 PM in PCL 1.124


I. Welcome (Dale Correa)

II. Introduction to DASIG (Jee-Hyun Davis)

III. Looking to the next year: transitioning to an independent committee (Dale)

IV. Break-out groups
A. Charge #1: Diversity statement for UTL
B. Charge #2: Safe/inclusive space in UTL
C. Throughout: guests and current members submit suggestions for a name for the new independent committee (formerly known as DASIG)

V. Wrap-up and request for commitment (followed by request via email)