November 18, 2020
Recordings of Purdue Equity Task Force forums available online
Recordings of recent virtual forums hosted by the Purdue Equity Task Force are available for viewing on the task force website.
The forums for faculty, staff and students were held as part of the task force's effort to address equity issues and work on strategies. Venetria Patton, chair of the Equity Task Force Steering Committee, moderated the forums, and members of the campus community were invited to submit questions.
The task force is made up of close to 150 members of the Purdue community: faculty, staff, students and alumni who are formed into working groups of 10-12 each. They work closely with a Steering Committee and Deans Advisory Committee as they review data, look at past and present investments and initiatives to ensure they remain the right ones, identify gaps, and recommend new and/or alternate strategies. The task force is expected to provide recommendations to Purdue’s Board of Trustees when it has completed its work.
Information about the Equity Task Force can be found at www.purdue.edu/bot by clicking on the Equity Task Force button. The site contains current updates on the work of the task force, an overview presentation outlining the task force work and timeline, a list of task force members, and a submission form for those who would like to provide suggestions to the task force and its subcommittees.