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Diversity & Climate

Task Force on Race and Ethnicity: Generic Questions for Hearings


1. What is UWM’s record for hiring, retaining, and promoting faculty and staff of color over the past five years?

a. In what ways is your department or work unit making efforts to recruit, train, retain, and promote faculty and staff with diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds? What actions should be taken?

b. To what extent is UWM a destination of choice for talented individuals from various racial and ethnic backgrounds? What actions should be taken to make UWM a destination of choice for such individuals?

2. What race and ethnicity related issues and concerns exist among UWM’s faculty and staff?

a. In your employment at UWM, have you ever been discriminated against or denied something because of your race and/or ethnicity? Have you witnessed such behavior?

b. As an employee of UWM, have you ever felt that the procedures used to evaluate your performance are unfair because of your race and/or ethnicity? Have you witnessed such behavior?

c. As an employee if UWM, have you ever felt scrutinized or ostracized by your co-workers and/or colleagues because of your race and/or ethnicity? Have you witnessed such behavior?


3. To what extent has UWM been successful in ameliorating race and ethnicity related issues and concerns among faculty and staff?

a. In what ways do supervisors (e.g., Department Chair, Deans, and others) make efforts to discuss and resolve racial and ethnic concerns among the faculty and staff when such issues have surfaced? What efforts should be undertaken?

b. What actions should be taken by UWM to significantly improve the climate for individuals from various racial and ethnic backgrounds?