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Diversity Plans

Several CAS departments and centers are specifically concerned with issues surrounding race, gender, ethnicity, sexual identity and other dimensions of diversity and equity. And we are especially proud of the CAS faculty members who have received UO’s Martin Luther King Jr. Award. 

In 2007, the College of Arts and Sciences developed a diversity plan, which shows that CAS has actively developed and supported diversity in almost every aspect of the College. Yet we realize that we must continue to strive for improvement in access, excellence, equality, and opportunity.
Download the CAS Diversity Plan (pdf)

In Spring 2012, the College conducted a five-year Strategic Action Plan review which includes the College’s summary and report from all CAS Departments and Programs. Download the Five-Year Strategic Action Plan review (pdf)

Previous years’ progress reports:
Download the 2010-11 CAS Strategic Action Plan Progress Report (pdf)
Download the 2009-10 CAS Strategic Action Plan Progress Report (pdf)
Download the 2008-09 CAS Strategic Action Plan Progress Report (pdf)
Download the 2007-08 CAS Strategic Action Plan Progress Report (pdf)

CAS departments and centers with a special emphasis on diversity issues:

Center on Diversity and Community
Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies 
Center for the Study of Women and Society
Ethnic Studies Department
Latin American Studies Program
Women’s and Gender Studies Department

Martin Luther King Jr. Award

The UO Martin Luther King, Jr. Award was originally established to honor often under-recognized classified staff whose various activities and achievements represent consistent efforts to make this campus a welcoming place for all to live, work and learn. Since its founding, the award has been expanded to include recognition of university faculty and officers of administration whose contributions to the campus community, beyond typical job expectations, also uphold and exemplify ideals supported by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Over the past several years, the following faculty,staff and programs affiliated with the College of Arts and Sciences have been recipients of the Martin Luther King Jr. Award:

2015
Spanish Heritage Language Program
Summer Academy to Inspire Learning (SAIL)

2012
Donella-Elizabeth AlstonEthnic Studies
Shaul Cohen, Geography

2011
Michael Hames-Garcia
Ethnic Studies
Janis WeeksBiology

2010
Lynn Stephen, Latin American Studies

2009
Michael Dreiling, Sociology
Peggy Pascoe, History

2007
Lynn Fujiwara, Women’s and Gender Studies
Peter O’Day, Biology

2006
Sandra Morgen, Anthropology
Martin Summers, History
Mia Tuan, Education

2004
Shari Huhndorf, English
Jeff Magoto, Yamada Language Center

2002
Anita Weiss, International Studies



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