Institutional Diversity Advisory Committee – IDAC
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.
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.
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.