The Staff and Faculty of Color Association at UC Merced (SFCA) provide opportunities for members to develop a sense of community and strengthen their professional and social networks. Memberships are prioritized to staff (excluding student staff members) and faculty members who identify as People of Color (people from historically marginalized backgrounds). The goal of the group is to empower staff and faculty to engage in conversation about campus climate issues and to foster professional development.
The charge of the Language Accessibility Committee members is to:
Create an inclusive environment where staff members can develop their cultural competencies when engaging parents, students and community members when representing the university. Identify experts each year such as faculty, staff, and community members that will review, and asses (terminology) oral fluency suitable for university programs. The dominant 2nd languages spoken on campus are Spanish and Hmong. Other languages will be incorporated as needed and with capacity. Advise campus leaders and the campus community when initiatives are developed to engage non-English speaking parents and community members. The commitment is to attend a monthly meeting, make recommendations about cultural and linguistic communication, and be available for university events to engage with parents, students, and community members.
Please contact LAC@ucmerced.edu for more information regarding the Language Accessibility Committee.