Commission on Diversity and Inclusion


Executive Committee
April 11, 2016 ~ 3:30 p.m. 
President's Conference Room 


Item 1 Welcome

Chair Abdullah will call CODI’s executive committee meeting to order.

Item 2 Retreat Update

Chair Abdullah will provide an update on CODI’s retreat planned for Friday, May 13, 2016.

Item 3 Cultural Competencies – University-Wide Initiative (Attachment A, Attachment B)

Chair Abdullah will discuss a university-wide initiative about creating a culturally competent university.

Item 4 Discussion on Diversity Directory

The committee will follow up on a discussion regarding a UNF diversity directory, specifically will there be one and who would it include.

Item 5 Noodles and Networking Update

Thriving and Working in a Collegial-Inclusive Department
April 12, 2016, 3:00 to 4:15 p.m.
President's Conference Room
Panel Facilitator: Chris Johnson, Associate Dean/Associate Professor
Department of Economics and Geography
Panel Facilitator: Karen Patterson, Chair/Associate Professor
Exceptional Deaf and Interpreter Education

Reflecting, Refining and Rejuvenating
May 19, 2016, 12:00 noon to 1:30 p.m.
Panel Facilitator: Mark Dawkins, Dean
Coggin College of Business
Panel Facilitator: Cheryl Fountain, Professor
Florida Institute of Education

Item 6 Presidential Diversity and Inclusion Award

Chair Abdullah will update the committee on the Presidential Diversity and Inclusion Award, noting that there were 10 submissions and that the nominee will receive notification of the award May 6, 2016.

Item 7 Diversity Database Demonstration

As promised at the last CODI meeting, Chair Abdullah will demonstrate the diversity database provided on CODI’s website at

Item 8 Adjournment

Chair Abdullah will adjourn the committee meeting.