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Minority Recruitment and Retention Committee Bylaws

Article I. Name
The name of the organization shall be Minority Recruitment and Retention Committee (hereafter referred to as MRRC in this document).

Article II. Purpose
“3.4.2 The committee shall be charged with the responsibility of assisting search committees to recruit members of minorities and other protected groups who are least represented in the bargaining unit ranks at the respective university, consistent with the principles of Affirmative Action; to assist the university in retaining such members; and to engage in such other actions as will effectuate the above purposes including the possibility of travel, mentoring, support for obtaining appropriate credentials, etc. When mentoring is arranged and if the committee so recommends, a mentor may be provided one (1) load credit per semester for this purpose. During the life of this Agreement, no campus committee may recommend more than one (1) load credit per one-hundred (100) full-time members or fraction thereof during any semester” (CSU-AAUP Collective Bargaining agreement).

Article III. Membership and Chair

  1. MRRC membership will consist of the Associate Vice President of Equity and Diversity (ex officio) and at least one member from:
    1. Education and professional Studies
    2. Librarians, Counselors, and Coaching Staff
    3. Arts and Sciences
    4. AAUP faculty
  2. Appointment to the MRRC
    1. The University President will appoint members to the MRRC, with the advice and consent of the AAUP Chapter President.
    2. Each committee member shall be appointed to a three-year term, terms will be staggered, and members may be reappointed.
  3. Each spring, the Committee shall elect a Chair or Co-Chairs to serve for a period of one year.

Article IV. Meetings and Activities

  1. A quorum will consist of a majority of the MRRC voting membership.
    Minutes.
  2. The Recorder’s duties will be rotated in alphabetical order.
    • Minutes will be distributed electronically to committee members.
    • A vote of Approval of Minutes will be taken at the next scheduled meeting.
    • The Recorder will revise the minutes and send them to the MRRC Chair for archiving.

Article V. Voting

  • The Vice President of Equity and Diversity is an ex-offcio member and does not vote
  •  Every other member of the MRRC will have one vote.
  • Approval of material will be by majority vote of the quorum.
  • The MRRC chair will be allowed to vote on all issues.
  • Each member shall recuse themselves from discussion and voting on applications from their departments or people within their departments.

Article VI. Faculty Eligibility for MRRC Services

The MRRC assists “search committees to recruit minorities and other protected groups who are least represented in the bargaining unit ranks at the respective university, consistent with the principles of Affirmative Action” (CSU-AAUP Collective Bargaining Agreement 3.4.2).

Funds may be used for any incidental expenses directly related to recruiting, assisting and retaining minority full-time members until the final tenure decision” (CSU-AAUP Collective Bargaining Agreement 3.4.4).

Article VII. Proposal Submission and Approval

  • Funding is available for recruitment and retention of any eligible individual
  • The MRRC will be responsible for review and approval of all proposals.
    consult the MRRC website for policies and procedures.