The University’s Racial Equity Task Force released its final report titled “Audacious Future: Commitment Required” Monday, recommending the University adopt 12 initiatives to promote systemic change and racial equity through significant investments in financial resources, leadership and accountability.
To prepare the final report, the trio received letters from over 1,000 contributors and met with over 300 representatives of student organizations, staff, faculty, alumni and senior-level administrators.
The 63-page report outlines 12 key initiatives to encourage meaningful change at the University, listed below in brief:Endow Equity at the University: Dedicate adequate financial resources to kickstart and maintain the University’s racial equity initiatives.
The population of the Commonwealth of Virginia is by comparison 19.39 percent African American, 5.50 percent Asian American, 7.90 percent Hispanic American and 0.37 percent Native American or Alaskan Native.
Launch “Inclusive Faculty Initiative”: Reform search, hiring, mentoring, promotion and retention practices for prospective and current University faculty and double the number of underrepresented minority faculty by 2030.