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Institutional Diversity Advisory Committee – IDAC Mission: The mission of the Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Diversity Advisory Committee, now known as IDAC are: to serve as an advisory group to the President; to make recommendations to the President as well as to respective governance committees concerning effective implementation of the University’s Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Diversity Plan; to evaluate institutional compliance with respect to all affirmative action/equal opportunity/diversity programs and to recommend appropriate strategies to the President; and to keep informed as to federal and state laws and regulations as well as institutional policies impacting affirmative action/equal opportunity/diversity. Charge: IDAC is a university-wide advisory committee, established in accordance with the Massachusetts State College Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Diversity Advisory Committee. This Committee shall consist of members representing the respective campus constituencies of administration, faculty and librarians, staff and should attempt to include students. The committee shall include appropriate representation of persons of color, women, and persons with disabilities. Each President shall consult with his or her Campus Director with respect to these appointments. The Camps Director of each State College shall be an ex-officio member of the Committee. Responsibilities: The responsibilities of the Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Diversity Advisory Committee, now known as IDAC, include, but are not limited to the following: to establish its own rules of order with respect to election of officers, meeting times, quorum restriction, etc.; to furnish a report of its activities and recommendations to the President upon her/his request, but at least annually; if the Campus Director (Dean, Diversity/Affirmative Action) deems it appropriate, to appoint a member to sit on a search committee as a non-voting member to assure that the search committee complies with affirmative action/equal opportunity policies and regulations; and each University will develop its own policies with respect to additional functions or tasks which may be assigned to this Committee and with respect to committee members sitting on search committees.
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