UTSA Equity Advocacy Initiative
Through the Equity Advocacy Initiative, UTSA will develop an overarching framework for implementing the recommendations put forth by the 21st Century Learning Environments Task Group to foster healthy and inclusive learning environments. The initiative will formally connect those efforts to the work of tactical teams on academic programs, core curricula and degree pathways as a part of our fundamental commitment to diversity, inclusion and the success of UTSA students. Collectively, this work will further define the Roadrunner student experience — in and out of the classroom — with an intentional grounding in diversity, inclusion and equity advocacy.
In support of the initiative, UTSA’s colleges and academic support divisions will develop new and enhance existing activities to advance diversity, inclusion and justice.
College of Business Intercultural Fluency Project
The Carlos Alvarez College of Business is developing a signature project focusing on Intercultural Fluency. Intercultural fluency is manifested when we value, respect and learn from diverse cultures, races, ages, genders, sexual orientations and religions. Individuals with intercultural fluency demonstrate openness, inclusiveness, sensitivity and the ability to interact respectfully with all people and to understand individuals’ differences.
This program will offer a wide range of project initiatives that will benefit all college constituencies including students, faculty and staff. Project initiatives will include the adoption of an engagement program framework that features intercultural fluency as a pillar. Additionally, the college will launch projects to engage staff members in the development of intercultural fluency.
Recruitment and retention of underrepresented faculty and staff will also represent a key focus of this program.