The President’s Advisory Council on Race (PACOR) was established to help guide the university's progress in realizing the ideals of equity, diversity, inclusion and social justice in its educational, research, and engagement missions. The Advisory Council made several recommendations specific to Curriculum and Teaching, addressing undergraduate general education learning outcomes, anti-racist curricula, inclusive pedagogy, and undergraduate research. Currently, UB has an institutional learning outcome for all students requiring that students should recognize the relevance of human and cultural diversity within local and global contexts. This outcome is addressed for undergraduate students through general education; graduate programs are expected to align with the institutional learning outcome and any requirements which come from accreditation and licensing bodies.
The charge of this subcommittee is to provide direction regarding implementing the Advisory Council recommendations as well as to provide related guidance regarding curriculum and teaching. Subcommittee recommendations should support inclusive pedagogy, curriculum, academic support, and co-curricular experiences that all contribute to a university culture which realizes ideals of equity, diversity, inclusion, and social justice.
Specifically, the subcommittee recommendations should, within the context of diversity, inclusion and racial equity and the specific PACOR recommendations: