Implementation of a climate and student experience survey was recommended by UT’s Diversity Advisory Council (DAC) in 2015—a statewide group of faculty and staff tasked with identifying ways to enhance diversity and inclusion efforts. Support for the initiative is unanimous among senior leaders system-wide.

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Planning teams at the system and campus levels are in place and responsible for—in consultation with Rankin & Associates Consulting—development, implementation and interpretation of the survey and acting on its results. Once goals for improvement have been set, teams will recommend specific and measurable actions to improve the climate experienced by UT’s students.

 

System-Wide Planning Team

Dennis Hengslter (Chair)

Chandra Alston

Ellie Amador

Noma Anderson

Michael Alston

Vincent Carilli

John Delaney

Lori Gonzalez

Joe Henderson

Claudia Kirk

David Rausch

Stephanie Rowland

Matthew Scoggins

Victoria Seng

Melissa Shivers

John Stier

Margaret Toston

Janet Wilbert

John Zomchick

 

Campus Workgroups

UT Chattanooga

David Rausch (Chair)

John Delaney

Terri Denniston

Kirk Englehardt

Solomon Puryear

Quentin Payne

Stephanie Rowland

Byran Samuel Madison Witt

 

UT Health Science Center

Lori Gonzalez (Chair)

Chandra Alston

Michael Alston

Noma Anderson

Sally Badoud

Alan Dupont

Sarah Wilkinson

 

UT Knoxville, Institute of Agriculture and Space Institute

Melissa Shivers (Chair)

Vince Carilli

Carson Hollingsworth

Claudia Kirk

Patty McDaniels

John Stier

Shalini Yerukala

John Zomchick

 

UT Martin

Joe Henderson (Chair)

John Abel

Bud Grimes

Desiree McCullough

Victoria Seng

Margaret Toston

Janet Wilbert