The purpose of these meetings is for our UMKC community to give voice to, and to listen to, perspectives and experiences of diversity, campus climate and recent events at Mizzou in Columbia and throughout the University of Missouri System. To create a safe and welcoming environment, the meetings will be open to UMKC students, faculty and staff only and will not be recorded. The meetings will not be open to the general public or media.
Chancellor Leo E. Morton and Provost Barbara A. Bichelmeyer welcome any and all members of the university community to join in respectful dialogue. Deans, department heads, supervisors and faculty are encouraged to make opportunities for their staff and students to attend one of these meetings. Non-exempt employees should not be required to take time off to participate.
The meeting dates will be:
Tuesday, December 8, 2015 at 6 p.m. in Pierson Auditorium.
Wednesday, December 9, 2015 at 9:30 a.m. in room 5301 at the Health Sciences Building – this will be accessible via technology for students, faculty and staff who are not able to be present on campus.
Thursday, January 28, 2016 at 2 p.m. in the Student Union, room 401.
In addition, a March meeting will be set to report out on progress toward the actions and initiatives that grow out of these listening sessions.
Please know there are many campus resources you can contact for more information about diversity at UMKC:
Additional UMKC resources