Survey Raw Responses: What was the biggest challenge or lesson learned around any social justice issues?
APPA > Survey Raw Responses: What was the biggest challenge or lesson learned around any social justice issues?
The school re-committed to addressing social justice issues/concerns by providing a meeting space. Our school has held regular meetings with a third party to address concerns.
We turned the challenge into an opportunity. This allowed us to expand and launch our new indigenous strategic plan.
The challenges are for school leadership but not facilities management.
Faculty participated in scholar strike.
Mandatory wearing of face masks on campus after faculty protest. Professors are extremely hesitant to return to the classroom due to COVID-19 exposure. Staff demonstrating to prevent further layoffs.
Our high school students and some of our faculty have been active on social media and at local marches. The school administration is working on a long range plan to address both their specific complaints as well as broaden our role in purposeful action toward social justice in the community.
Many questions raised on safe working conditions for essential staff and faculty. Although the university has provided training and PPE and provided administrative pay for non-mandatory employees who could not work from home from March through June with transitions in July and August, a number of staff and faculty have used the situation to organize, promote union membership and advocate for hazard pay or the right to stay at home with full pay.
Presidential emails and videos to address the issues.
Acknowledgment and listening.
They were supported to voice their opinions and concerns. Campus has been putting out messages of increased opportunities to promote and impact change. Follow through will be the real evaluation point down the road.
Protests related to the college not taking a strong enough stance.
We had a group of students protest the first few days and there has been some online activity. It’s still ongoing.
Making sure they were socially distanced and wearing masks.
The college of William and Mary campus has had some minor BLM protests. Nothing too major.
We were prepared and engaged the protesters in meaningful rhetoric.
Regular protests, but peaceful.
Trying to stay ahead of it and ensuring things stayed peaceful.
General concerns similar to protests across the nation but was not a big event.
No challenges – our students have been very peaceful and are working with administration to be able to exercise their rights.
The biggest challenge is the crowd gathering of the large groups. It was a peaceful demonstration and social distancing was mostly maintained.
URC students had mid-summer concerns expressed to the President prior to moving back to campus. A campus wide effort was created and is underway that has produced 31 recommendations that we are moving on.
Student workers concerned about their safety- communication, training and improvements were put in place.
Student employees concerned about safety measures and we are working on education outreach.
Small groups with a vocal voice that want to emulate what big cities are doing. More communication with the groups.
Protests were peaceful and took place as planned.
Protests on central campus, we get those anyway throughout a normal year, so it was business as usual.
Mainly logistical challenges because they were organized by students and athletes. Marches have been large but peaceful with all of administration participating.
Our University is in full support of peaceful protests. It was very neat to see our football coach and players leading the way on these issues. Protests went fine and all voices were heard.
Challenge in numbers of people involved and wearing masks – most wearing masks and understand.
Student employees were provided additional funding and PPE. They are still looking at unionizing.
Really did not have a challenge because campus police had a presence but it was a “behind the scenes” presence but would allow for a quick response. Campus police handled the situation so that there was no perception of police vs protesters. Campus police demonstrated a supportive role and there was no disruptive behavior.
Because of the decision (by the system) to require in-class instruction for almost everyone, we had faculty, and students joining in a ‘death-in’ on campus to call for more flexibility for faculty and students.
Very limited student activism in that regard….no real impact to campus operations as of yet.
A task force is working on it. Messages from the Chancellor have helped. The Chancellor also started a fund and effort toward social justice and donated a large sum himself to kick it off.
An organized march was arranged and we were able to successfully pull off the event following social distancing guidelines and wearing masks.
Student events are fairly peaceful.
No challenge – all in conjunction with our local city.
University leadership has heard their grievances and will address their concerns in writing over the next 9 months.