The TFRE has put forth to the university a number of recommendations to advance racial equity at JMU. Each recommendation has come from a task force working group and has gone through an evaluation and feedback process. Recommendations will continue to be evaluated through the implementation process. To learn more about the recommendation and continual feedback process click here.

The full description of a recommendation is available on the linked PDF. Use the green drop-down button to read a brief summary and learn the recommendation's champion and date assigned to the division. Each recommendation is mapped to the overarching themes identified by the Narrative Project on Race at JMU. 

Recommendation Status Division Description Champion Date Assigned to Divison Theme from Narrative
Required Faculty Syllabi Statement on DEI & Access PDF Unknown red.png Academic Affairs This is a description of the recommendation. It should only be 2-3 sentences. A brief description. Hakseon Lee 9/30/21 Encourage Sustainability and Accountability
Strengthening DEI Within the General Education Program PDF Unknown red.png Academic Affairs This is a description of the recommendation. It should only be 2-3 sentences. A brief description. Meg Mulrooney 11/29/21 Mitigate Harm and Marginalization
Mentoring Champions PDF Unknown red.png Academic Affairs This is a description of the recommendation. It should only be 2-3 sentences. A brief description. Gilpatrick Hornsby  9/30/21 Mitigate Harm and Marginalization
Graduate Students DEI Programming PDF Unknown red.png Academic Affairs This is a description of the recommendation. It should only be 2-3 sentences. A brief description. Linda Thomas  1/31/22 Enhance Accessible Communication and Build Trust
Catalog, Curriculum and Pedagogy Audit PDF Active green Academic Affairs This is a description of the recommendation. It should only be 2-3 sentences. A brief description. Elizabeth Oldmixon 1/18/22 Enhance Accessible Communication and Build Trust
Sound the Alarm – Early Academic Retention Navigating Success (EARNS) PDF Unknown red.png Academic Affairs This is a description of the recommendation. It should only be 2-3 sentences. A brief description. Marquis Mcgee 2/2/22 Enhance Accessible Communication and Build Trust
Co-Curricular Experience / Education Gen Ed Requirement Unknown red.png Academic Affairs This is a description of the recommendation. It should only be 2-3 sentences. A brief description. 2/28/22 Strengthen Efforts to Change Culture
Bias in Student Evaluation of Teaching PDF Active green Academic Affairs This is a description of the recommendation. It should only be 2-3 sentences. A brief description. John Burgess 3/14/22 Mitigate Harm and Marginalization
Academic Unit Head Leadership Development PDF Active green Academic Affairs Academic Affairs should coordinate mechanisms for AUH professional development that bring to the fore racial equity and justice.  Elizabeth Oldmixon 4/12/22 Strengthen Efforts to Change Culture
Pipeline Program From Four-Year HBCU Graduates Into The Graduate School Admittance at JMU PDF Unknown red.png Academic Affairs This is a description of the recommendation. It should only be 2-3 sentences. A brief description. Linda Thomas 4/12/22 Strengthen Efforts to Change Culture
Making Faculty Awards Processes and Decisions Inclusive and Equitable PDF Unknown red.png Academic Affairs This is a description of the recommendation. It should only be 2-3 sentences. A brief description. Besi Muhonja 5/16/22 Strengthen Efforts to Change Culture
Developing a Faculty Response and Advocacy System at JMU PDF Unknown red.png Academic Affairs This is a description of the recommendation. It should only be 2-3 sentences. A brief description. Ruben Graciani 5/2/22 Mitigate Harm and Marginalization
Academic Unit, PAC Chair Leadership Development PDF Active green Academic Affairs This is a description of the recommendation. It should only be 2-3 sentences. A brief description. Elizabeth Oldmixon and Narketta Sparkman-Key 4/20/22 Strengthen Efforts to Change Culture
Local high school students deserve more outreach events and communications to encourage them to apply and enroll in JMU. PDF Unknown red.png Access and Enrollment This is a description of the recommendation. It should only be 2-3 sentences. A brief description. Donna Harper 4/1/21
Creation of PreK-12 Youth Program Directory PDF Unknown red.png Access and Enrollment This is a description of the recommendation. It should only be 2-3 sentences. A brief description. Donna Harper 5/13/21 Enhance Accessible Communication and Build Trust
Increase Participation of BIPOC Youth in Existing Programming PDF Unknown red.png Access and Enrollment This is a description of the recommendation. It should only be 2-3 sentences. A brief description. Donna Harper 5/13/21 Enhance Accessible Communication and Build Trust
Setting Goals for Diverse Student Admissions and Mission Statement Revision PDF Unknown red.png Access and Enrollment This is a description of the recommendation. It should only be 2-3 sentences. A brief description. Donna Harper 8/3/21 Enhance Accessible Communication and Build Trust
Student Scholarship Audit PDF Unknown red.png Access and Enrollment This is a description of the recommendation. It should only be 2-3 sentences. A brief description. Donna Harper 3/14/22 Strengthen Efforts to Change Culture
Demystifying the Value of a Purchase Order PDF Unknown red.png Administration and Finance This is a description of the recommendation. It should only be 2-3 sentences. A brief description. Towana Moore 5/11/21 Strengthen Efforts to Change Culture
Leadership Messaging / Visibility of Expectation PDF Unknown red.png Administration and Finance This is a description of the recommendation. It should only be 2-3 sentences. A brief description. Towana Moore 5/11/21 Encourage Sustainability and Accountability
Develop and Execute a Marketing and Education Program PDF Unknown red.png Administration and Finance This is a description of the recommendation. It should only be 2-3 sentences. A brief description. Towana Moore 5/11/21 Encourage Sustainability and Accountability
Woman and Minority Owned Business Connection Forum(s) PDF Completed purple dot Administration and Finance This is a description of the recommendation. It should only be 2-3 sentences. A brief description. Towana Moore 5/11/21 Strengthen Efforts to Change Culture
Staff Community Resource Connections PDF Unknown green Administration and Finance Part of the faculty onboarding process includes a routine welcome/orientation email from Human Resources (HR) listing campus community resources and information. This process can be paralleled with relatively minor adaptations to be applicable and impactful for new classified and wage employees.  Chuck Flick  2/14/22 Encourage Sustainability and Accountability
Staff Recruiting for Diversity PDF Active red.png Administration and Finance This is a description of the recommendation. It should only be 2-3 sentences. A brief description. Chuck Flick  2/14/22 Strengthen Efforts to Change Culture
Full-Time JMU Employment Recruiters PDF Unknown red.png Administration and Finance This is a description of the recommendation. It should only be 2-3 sentences. A brief description. Chuck Flick  2/14/22 Strengthen Efforts to Change Culture
Allies for Racial Equity Training PDF Active green Administration and Finance We recommend that training and other resources be developed and administered that will provide ways the JMU community can become empowered to be vocal allies in the fight for racial equity.  Gail Napora 2/4/22 Mitigate Harm and Marginalization
Exit Interview System Review PDF Unknown red.png Administration and Finance This is a description of the recommendation. It should only be 2-3 sentences. A brief description. Rick Larson  4/20/22 Mitigate Harm and Marginalization
Inclusive Language PDF Unknown red.png Administration and Finance This is a description of the recommendation. It should only be 2-3 sentences. A brief description. 11/15/21 Enhance Accessible Communication and Build Trust
Advertising Funding to Enhance Diverse Applicant Pools PDF Active green Administration and Finance This is a description of the recommendation. It should only be 2-3 sentences. A brief description. Rick Larson  4/12/22 Enhance Accessible Communication and Build Trust
Spanish Language Translation of Documents PDF Unknown red.png Administration and Finance This is a description of the recommendation. It should only be 2-3 sentences. A brief description. Rick Larson  4/20/22 Enhance Accessible Communication and Build Trust
Providing Additional Support for Athletics Academic Advisors PDF Unknown red.png Athletics This is a description of the recommendation. It should only be 2-3 sentences. A brief description. Kevin White and Athletics Diversity Council 3/21/22 Enhance Accessible Communication and Build Trust
Alumni Student-Athlete Summer Seminar PDF Active green Athletics This is a description of the recommendation. It should only be 2-3 sentences. A brief description. Kevin White and Athletics Diversity Council 3/21/22 Mitigate Harm and Marginalization
Creating a mobile app targeted for JMU student communities of color and commuter students to connect them more efficiently to resources and spaces on campus PDF Unknown red.png Student Affairs, Access and Enrollment This is a description of the recommendation. It should only be 2-3 sentences. A brief description. 7/31/21 Strengthen Efforts to Change Culture
First Year Inspiring Dukes (FYI Dukes) PDF Unknown red.png Student Affairs This is a description of the recommendation. It should only be 2-3 sentences. A brief description. Casey Ouren and Rebeca Barge 3/31/22 Enhance Accessible Communication and Build Trust
Recruiting and Retaining Indigenous and Native American (I/NA) Students PDF Unknown red.png Student Affairs This is a description of the recommendation. It should only be 2-3 sentences. A brief description. 5/2/22 Enhance Accessible Communication and Build Trust
OSARP and Student Handbook Audit for Racial Profiling and Bias PDF Unknown red.png Student Affairs This is a description of the recommendation. It should only be 2-3 sentences. A brief description. Dirron Allen  5/9/22
Black Student Experience PDF Active green Student Affairs, Academic Affairs This is a description of the recommendation. It should only be 2-3 sentences. A brief description. DeAndre Powell, Bayo Ogundipe and Deborwah Faulk 2/8/22 Mitigate Harm and Marginalization
Increase diversity of images for all PreK-12 Youth Programs on Social Media Platforms PDF Unknown red.png University Advancement This is a description of the recommendation. It should only be 2-3 sentences. A brief description. Mary-Hope Vass 5/10/21 Enhance Accessible Communication and Build Trust
Centralized DEI Events Website PDF Merged red.png University Advancement This is a description of the recommendation. It should only be 2-3 sentences. A brief description. Andy Perrine  2/14/22 Encourage Sustainability and Accountability
Alumni Help in Diversity Recruitment PDF Active green University Advancement This is a description of the recommendation. It should only be 2-3 sentences. A brief description. Carrie Combs  5/9/22 Enhance Accessible Communication and Build Trust
JMU Connecting with Alumni PDF Unknown red.png University Advancement This is a description of the recommendation. It should only be 2-3 sentences. A brief description. Carrie Combs  5/9/22 Strengthen Efforts to Change Culture
Glossary of Racial Equity Terms PDF Completed purple dot Academic Affairs The recommendation is for JMU to support a glossary of racial equity terms. The time is now for the university to endorse a glossary that empowers all units across campus to distribute written messages about race that are consistent, accurate and up to date.  Yasmeen Shorish 5/21/21 Strengthen Efforts to Change Culture
Authorized Adult Training PDF Active green Academic Affairs, Student Affairs, Access and Enrollment Melissa Heatwole, David Owusu-Ansah and Paula Lam 3/21/2022 Mitigate Harm and Marginalization
DEI Online Organization Chart PDF Completed purple dot Administration and Finance This is a description of the recommendation. It should only be 2-3 sentences. A brief description. Rick Larson 3/14/2021 Encourage Sustainability and Accountability
Data as a Tool to Enhance the Success of Minoritized Students PDF President's Office JMU should take an inventory of the data it currently has to meet its goals, determine who needs the data, expand access to the data, maintain transparency of the data, and provide information about how to use it to identify and close equity gaps for students, faculty, and staff. Based on the data, minoritized students’ progress should be reviewed academically and socially at specific intervals throughout the year to inform action and mitigate problems.  Chris Orem 4/12/2022 Encourage Sustainability and Accountability
Racial Equity Statement PDF University Advancement To establish a public-facing, university-wide statement/stance, we recommend an inclusive process be undertaken to craft an equity statement including associated definitions and commitments.  Andy Perrine 5/10/2021 Encourage Sustainability and Accountability
Elevate DEI on JMU Website PDF University Advancement Andy Perrine 1/31/2022 Encourage Sustainability and Accountability
Safe Space for Student Athletes PDF Athletics Kevin White and Athletics Diversity Council Mitigate Harm and Marginalization
Orientation Class for Incoming Student Athletes PDF Athletics Kevin White and Athletics Diversity Council 3/21/2022
Planning - Beyond the Task Force on Racial Equity PDF VP for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion 12/2/2021 Encourage Sustainability and Accountability
Data Collection on Analysis & Transparency PDF Academic Affairs 1/23/21 Encourage Sustainability and Accountability
TFRE Response-Advisory Team PDF Completed Completed University Advancement 12/2/2021 Encourage Sustainability and Accountability
Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation Center PDF Completed Completed Task Force Co-Chairs 12/2/2020 Strengthen Efforts to Change Culture

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