Collective for Black Student Advancement
Moving Towards Racial Justice
The Collective for Black Student Advancement is comprised of current students, alumni, donors, faculty, staff, and administrators reflecting comprehensive stakeholder collaboration in planning and implementing contributions to which the COE community will address and dismantle institutional racism while building up thoughtfully designed strategies for embracing and studying models of racial equity. This Collective will provide input for the development of activities and initiatives that specifically address anti-Black racism and provide the critical lens that is needed to keep the focus of the college’s efforts on target to address anti-Black racism specifically.
Alignments with UF: The Decade Ahead Report
The COE established foundational alignments to guide the work of the CBSA and ensure cohesiveness with UF’s The Decade Ahead Report, considering specific requests listed in the Black students and allies Call-to-Action letter.
The Decade Ahead, Goal 1
An exceptional academic environment that reflects the breadth of thought essential for preeminence, achieved by a community of students, faculty, and staff who have diverse experiences and backgrounds.
Recruitment, retention and promotion
Community building climate and culture
Fund, research and policies
Racial/ethnic, cultural and socioeconomic diversity
Number and scope of activities and programs that promote diversity
Percent of students and faculty engaged in interdisciplinary collaboration
CBSA Committee #1
Student recruitment, experiences and success
CBSA Committee #2
Faculty recruitment, development and research
CBSA Committee #3
Curricular opportunities for understanding racism and anti-racism in education
CBSA Committee #1
Supporting IDEA initiatives via advancement