Browse Items (17 total)

  • Collection: 2015 Project: The 1980s -- President's Office Files

"A Letter to Dean Danelski from Wellington Chan," June 17, 1985, Richard C. Gilman President's Files

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This letter outlines a meeting between the Affirmative Action Committee and "several minority faculty members who have only joined the college during the last two years." It states that "[Occidental College's] minority faculty members have been…

Presidential Files: Progress Report 1, 2

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There are a few things delineated in these progress reports by the Strategic Planning Steering Committee: 1) Mission statement is created, found areas of interest for investigation (departments, enrollment, HR, etc.) "retract and retain qualified…

List of College's Strengths and Weaknesses

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This item is a collection of lists from faculty enumerating what they thought they college's top ten strengths and weaknesses are. Some common themes in the lists of strengths are: community, strong faculty, strong staff and small class sizes. Some…

Letter from Gregory B. White (Assistant Professor of Mathematics) to President Slaughter, 1990-06-11, John B Slaughter Presidential Files

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White wants to discuss direction of the College in regard to multiculturalism; he reports that some faculty are frustrated that debate in faculty meetings which hasn't resulted in an understanding of the differences between multiculturalism and…

Of Excellence and Equity, 1990, Presidential Files

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This was a book that compiled the efforts and accomplishments from the Occidental College Strategic Planning Committee. This was a strategic plan outlining the efforts and results of the Strategic Planning Committee.

Strategy Planning Survey, Slaughter Presidential Files, 1990-05-30

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The survey asks about the strength and weaknesses of the college. This respondent said that the college's strength is its focus on multicultural community. In weaknesses, the respondent said that currently there are no mechanisms to permit…

Letter from Andrew Rolle to Vince Peterson in President John B. Slaughter's Files dated December 31, 1990

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This letter is from a recent graduate who calls multiculturalism "overdone" and doesn't believe it will be a good "selling point" for the college. He fails to see diversity as an issue at all, and insists that he doesn't understand why Oxy jumped…

Summary of Ad Hoc Committee on Minority Issues Report from 1982-83

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The report summarized goals for the institution to address issues that the committee discovered in different areas of the college. It also measured diversity at Occidental in various ways.

Report on Minority Issues: Report of Concerns and Grievances by Concerned Black Students at Occidental College to President Gilman on February 15, 1974

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Relevent Issues and Grievances- submitted by Concerned Black Students at Occidental College. This report outlines issues with policy that black students face on campus. The administration is insensitive to minority students needs, students want a…