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The Student Educational Equity Advisory Committee (SEEAC) to the Vice President for Student Life acts as the principal advisory body on all matters pertaining to student educational equity. The SEEAC will address the underrepresentation of diverse groups as characterized by socioeconomic and demographic factors. It is the purpose of the SEEAC to promote efforts by the University to provide meaningful educational access to heretofore underrepresented and underserved populations and to maximize supportive services to improve student retention and graduation rates. To meet these objectives, the SEEAC will:
- Review and make recommendations of existing policies and procedures related to student educational equity.
- Develop and propose new policies and procedures related to student educational equity.
- Invite programs and services to present on topics that improve retention and graduation rates.
- Advise the Vice President for Student Life on outreach program matters relating to educational equity.
- Recommend strategies that will foster the recruitment, retention and graduation of underrepresented and underserved groups.
- Review and recommend strategies for the collection and dissemination of educational equity information to academic departments, administrative offices, and supportive service groups that will enhance student success.
- Review and encourage the development of cooperative educational equity efforts among educational institutions and public and private agencies.
- Carry out other tasks related to educational equity as requested by the Vice President for Student Life.
The Student Educational Equity Advisory Committee to the Vice President for Student Life is composed of the following:
- Two representatives from educational equity programs which encompass outreach, special admissions and retention such as Financial Aid, Cross Cultural Centers, and Athletics on an annually rotating basis as ex-officio members.
- The Dean of Students, who serves as ex-officio Executive Secretary
- Center for Engagement, Service, and the Public Good Representative
- Seven faculty members selected by the Academic Senate for three-year staggered terms; with one representative from each College, the Library, and Student Affairs.
- 8. One undergraduate and one graduate student member appointed annually by the Board of Directors of the Associated Students, Inc.
The designee will be appointed only under extraordinary circumstances:
- Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs or Designee
- Human Resource Management Director or Designee
- University Public Affairs Director or Designee