OPEN LETTER

TIMELINE

Completed tasks in green.

Uncompleted tasks in pink.

CURRICULUM & FACULTY

  • Faculty Assembly vote to endorse Open Letter

Due Date: 8/13/2020

Assignee: Vicky
Created: 10/5/2020
Completed: 10/5/2020

  • All Faculty encouraged (by faculty committee) to read the full Open Letter

Due Date: 8/28/2020

Assignee: Vicky
Created: 10/6/2020
Completed: 10/6/2020

Assignee: Vicky
Created: 10/6/2020
Completed: 10/6/2020

  • All Faculty encouraged (by faculty committee) to survey students' learning styles and differences

Due Date: 8/28/2020

  • All Faculty encouraged (by faculty committee) to consider seriously costs associated with their courses

Due Date: 8/28/2020

Assignee: Vicky
Created: 10/6/2020
Completed: 10/6/2020

  • Review guidelines for course syllabi

Due Date: 8/28/2020

Assignee: Vicky
Created: 10/6/2020
Completed: 10/6/2020

  • C/TIE develop mid-semester course check-in survey for faculty use

Due Date: 9/11/2020

Assignee: David
Created: 10/6/2020
Completed: 10/6/2020

  • Provide student access to SafeCollege modules for review and comment

Due Date: 9/24/2020

Assignee: Mike
Created: 10/5/2020
Completed: 10/5/2020

  • Finalize and launch the Space for Creative Black Imagination

Due Date: 10/15/2020

Assignee: Sheri
Created: 10/9/2020
Completed: 10/22/2020

  • Review approved Faculty Assembly response to Open Letter

Due Date: 12/4/2020

Assignee: Vicky
Created: 11/20/2020
Completed: 12/10/2020

  • Disseminate faculty response to SVA Open Letter to students, staff, faculty

Due Date: 12/4/2020

Assignee: Siân, Sofia
Created: 12/10/2020
Completed: 12/10/2020

  • Develop plan & process for including students in faculty search committees

Due Date: 1/29/2021

Assignee: David
Created: 10/9/2020
Completed: 1/29/2020

  • C/TIE to plan and run programs for Faculty on inclusive teaching, anti-racist pedagogy, critique culture, etc.

Due Date: 5/14/2021

  • Students/Alumni provide feedback on SafeCollege modules

Due Date: 4/27/2021

Assignee: David
Created: 10/9/2020
Completed: 1/18/2021

Assignee: Cole, Sofia, Deyane, Sam
Created: 10/5/2020
Completed: --

  • Academic Affairs + Faculty OL Committee to institutionalize peer based avenues for faculty DEIG grant funding

Due Date: 10/1/2021

Assignee: David
Created: 10/9/2020
Completed: --

3/26 Update: On the verge; funding available via Provost's Office, criteria needs to be finalized by FA / Grants Committee

  • Develop a new version of Critical Inquiry ("Frameworks")

Due Date: 1/1/2022

Assignee: David
Created: 10/9/2020
Completed: --

4/27 Update: Humanistic Studies created initial draft, protype in Fall '21 or Spring '22

  • Launch mentoring program for BIPOC faculty (Part of agenda for newly launched CORE)

Due Date: 5/1/2022

Assignee: Doug
Created: 10/5/2020
Completed: 10/15/2020

  • AA/HR/CTIE/DEI collaboration on generation 2 of faculty inclusive, anti-racist pedagogy training

Due Date: 5/1/2022

Assignee: David
Created: 10/9/2020
Completed: --

BUDGET

SHARED GOVERNANCE WORKGROUP

EQUITY / TITLE IX / NONDISCRIMINATION

COMMUNICATION

EMPLOYMENT

LRC & CAMPUS ACCESSIBILITY

MISCELLANEOUS

  • Provide demographics of EA impacted employees

Due Date: 10/9/2020

Assignee: David
Created: 4/27/2020
Completed: --

4/27 Update: create vehicles more comprehensive than SafeColleges

  • Share with OL Workgroup the student committee pay philosophy finalized Summer 2020

Due Date: 10/22/2020

  • Shared criteria used for Employment Actions back to Open Letter group

Due Date: 10/9/2020

Assignee: Mike
Created: 10/22/2020
Completed: 10/22/2020

Assignee: Doug
Created: 10/5/2020
Completed: 10/15/2020

  • Seek consultation from Audrey Tanner, VP Admissions, regarding resetting and/or avenues for waiving MICA application fees

Due Date: 11/19/2020

Assignee: Sammy, Mike
Created: 10/9/2020
Completed: 11/20/2020

  • Frame re-vitalized Budget and Financial Priorities Committee

Due Date: 12/17/2020

Assignee: Doug
Created: 10/5/2020
Completed: 12/17/2020

  • Get a report on the Emergency Technology Fund in place for FY '21, how it was used, and what resources may be necessary moving forward

Due Date: 5/14/2021

Assignee: Doug
Created: 12/10/2020
Completed: --

Assignee: Doug
Created: 10/9/2020
Completed: 4/27/2021

  • Launch Budget and Financial Priorities Committee

Due Date: 10/1/2021

  • Review and update (lower) the Housing Deposit as part of the Admissions process to ease the financial burden of enrolling

Due Date: 11/1/2021

Assignee: Mike
Created: 11/20/2020
Completed: --

  • Explore separating MICA Work Study funds for use by international students with need; formalize a proposal for increased international student aid

Due Date: 5/1/2022

Assignee: Sammy, Mike
Created: 10/9/2020
Completed: --

4/27 Update: Included on the fundraising comprehensive campaign priorities

  • Shared identified resource needs for CII as defined by Director after year-long review

Due Date: 5/1/2022

Assignee: David
Created: 11/10/20
Completed: --

3/26 Update: CII reorged into new CORE area, resources being reconsidered

  • Finalize members for Shared Governance Workgroup

Due Date: 9/24/2020

Assignee: Mike
Created: 10/5/2020
Completed: 10/5/2020

  • Launch Shared Governance Workgroup

Due Date: 10/16/2020

  • Sunset Shared Governance Workgroup

Due Date: 5/31/2021

Assignee: Sammy
Created: 10/5/2020
Completed: 10/15/2020

Assignee: Sammy
Created: 10/5/2020
Completed: --

  • Expand CII/CCC/CSE in-class workshop series

Due Date: 9/1/2020

Assignee: Mike, Karol
Created: 10/9/2020
Completed: 10/9/2020

  • Launch advisory group for RFP / external review

Due Date: 9/25/2020

Assignee: Sammy
Created: 10/5/2020
Completed: 10/5/2020

  • Finalize institutional Land Acknowledgment statement

Due Date: 8/1/2021

  • Add race/ethnicity information regarding employment actions to MICA website

Due Date: 10/23/2020

Assignee: Mike, Sheri
Created: 10/6/2020
Completed: --

4/27 Update: Interim statement in use for Commencement; engaging local tribal leaders to assist and approve permanent version

Assignee: Doug
Created: 10/9/2020
Completed: 4/12/2021

  • Mike, Deyane, Sofia, and Cole to communicate with SVA Cabinet re: SVA updating campus on Open Letter Work

Due Date: 10/16/2020

  • Launch SVA Communication / Progress Website

Due Date: 5/31/2021

Assignee: Julea Seliavski
Created: 12/10/2020
Completed: --

Assignee: Mike, Deyane, Sofia, Cole
Created: 10/9/2020
Completed: 12/10/2020

  • New HR leadership to revise Employee Handbook; include a section on student employment

Due Date: 1/31/2022

Assignee: Sammy
Created: 11/10/2020
Completed: --

  • Distribute results of campus physical access audit to workgroup

Due Date: 12/4/2020

Assignee: Doug
Created: 11/10/2020
Completed: 12/10/20

  • Develop multi-year plan for campus physical infrastructure improvements based on GWWO audit (to be done by audit workgroup)

Due Date: 11/1/2021

  • Develop an LRC advisory council

Due Date: 2/12/2021

  • Create a flowchart or brochure guiding students to LRC or SDS based on their situation

Due Date: 1/25/2021

Assignee: Scott Noble
Created: 12/10/2020
Completed: --

Assignee: David, Mike
Created: 12/10/2020
Completed: 3/26/2021

LRC Committee to be included in new Student Government

Assignee: Mike
Created: 12/10/2020
Completed: --

  • Develop a process for community members to advocate for campus improvements outside of leadership hierarchy

Due Date: 11/1/2021

Assignee: Sammy, Sheri, Tanvi
Created: 12/10/2020
Completed: --

  • Student representatives meet with Executive Committee re: investment activism

Due Date: 9/15/2020

Assignee: Mike
Created: 11/10/2020
Completed: --

  • Connect SVA Open Letter Cargo site to SVA MICA website

Due Date: 12/18/2020

Assignee: Sophie, Mike
Created: 10/5/2020
Completed: 10/5/2020

  • Research percentage of endowment in fossil fuels, real estate, weapons manufacturing, etc

Due Date: 1/1/2022

  • Develop need based storage for international students

Due Date: 2/1/2022

  • Develop & launch an "Open MICA" microsite highlighting community accessible resources (library, Open Studies, speakers, grants, etc)

Due Date: 10/1/2021

Assignee: Karol
Created: 12/17/2020
Completed: 12/17/2020

Assignee: Sammy, Sheri
Created: 11/20/2020
Completed: --

Assignee: Doug
Created: 10/5/2020
Completed: --

4/27 Update - Pending issue clarification from student members

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