Multicultural and Diversity Education Council

The Multicultural and Diversity Education Council (MDEC) is an official committee of the Academic Senate.  Two current initiatives of the MDEC Committee include an effort to adjust academic departmental bylaws regarding tenure and promotion to include recognition for diversity and inclusion efforts. 

MDEC sponsors the Hearing Diverse Voices series and is offered by the Office of Curriculum and Instructional Support (CIS) which gives faculty insight to various diverse constituencies among students.  Each panel presentation is followed by a faculty session to help instructors integrate the insights gained into their regular course offerings.  Previous sessions have included Students of Color, Transgender Students, Military Veterans and International Students.

The MDEC committee oversees the administration of The Newby Award.