CPAC Member Subcommittee Assignments

Council on Diversity and Inclusion (CODI)

April Turner, CPAC Representative

The functions of the Council on Diversity and Inclusion are to advise the President and the Provost on matters of diversity and to engage in and facilitate long-range planning to:

  • build an intellectual community that recognizes that diverse experiences create a rich educational experience for all students,
  • foster an inclusive campus climate,
  • foster the development of diversity-related competencies among faculty, staff, and students;
  • assess and identify trends, progress, and problems pertaining to campus diversity and climate; and
  • facilitate University-wide dialogue to promote understanding and constructive exchange of views on matters of diversity.

Fiscal Priorities and Budget Planning

Alicia Miller, CPAC Representative

The Fiscal Priorities Budget Committee is a Senate committee. The committee is composed of (5) faculty members, (1) classified staff member, (1) unclassified staff member, (1) undergraduate student, (1) graduate student and two ex-officios. The ex-officio members serve as liaisons to provide data, information and expertise to the committee. These two members come from the Office of the Provost and the Office of Finance and Business Services. This committee reports directly back to Senate with recommendations on important issues. CPAC elects one of its members to serve on this committee preferably throughout the tenure of the CPAC member.

University Senate

Cheryl Chafin, CPAC Representative

Senate meets on a regular basis and is the primary governance body for the university. The Board of Trustees delegates to Senate the responsibility of debating university issues and voting on policies and actions such as curriculum, educational programs/courses, faculty welfare, etc.

Classified Compensation Committee

Lisa Boggs, CPAC Representative

In December of 2016, this committee received information related to the competitive position of Miami’s pay rates compared to the market. Immediate pay rate adjustments were made and in addition, the Classified Compensation Committee will continue to meet through the spring semester to develop further recommendations related to Miami’s classified compensation structure to better align compensation with a market-based structure.