In taking this work, CIGU will take into account a comprehensive institutional view and, in particular, will be guided by Goal II of the College's Strategic Plan, which states:
We will challenge every Skidmore student to develop the intercultural understanding and global awareness necessary to thrive in the complex and increasingly interconnected world of the 21st Century.
More specifically, CIGU will advise on policy issues, practices, and procedures relating to diversity, intercultural and global understanding, intercultural literacy, issues of campus climate, and other related matters.
The CIGU also will serve as a resource for the College officials charged with coordinating and implementing the College's strategic efforts in these areas - namely, the Director of Intercultural Studies, the Director of the Office of Student Diversity Programs, and the Assistant Director for EEO and Workforce Diversity.
CIGU will ensure that any College-wide policy matters related to its charge are referred to the IPPC for consideration. CIGU, however, may introduce appropriate campus initiatives on its own accord, creating working groups or involving other offices as appropriate. CIGU shall report to the President regularly (at least once each semester) and may invite the President to attend meetings as appropriate.
Because of the significant overlap in membership of CIGU and the Bias Response Group, the College's Bias Response Group will function as a subcommittee of CIGU. The membership of the Bias Response Group and methods of appointment are set forth in the Bias Response Protocol (http://cms.skidmore.edu/bias/biasprotocol.cfm). The President, in consultation with the chair of CIGU, will continue to appoint the Bias Response Group coordinator. CIGU will then be responsible for overseeing the work of the Bias Response Group and recommending changes as appropriate to the President.
Original charge approved by the Intercultural and Global Understanding Task Force (IGUTF) and the Institutional Policy and Planning Committee (IPPC) April 18, 2008. Charge revised and approved by IPPC in November 2010. Charge updated and approved by CIGU September 27, 2011, and approved by IPPC October 21, 2011.
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