Functions: The Committee on the Status of LGBTQ+ faculty shall study university, state, and federal civil rights and equal-employment laws and regulations regarding the status of LGBTQ+ faculty in the university community. It will investigate how the visibility of the LGBTQ+ communities on campus can be enhanced to provide a better picture of what it would be like for a prospective UNT citizen who belongs to an LGBTQ+ community to thrive and succeed at UNT.
Membership: The committee shall consist of 11 VOTING faculty members - one from each voting group and three at-large. Additional non-voting members shall include a representative from the UNT Staff Senate, UNT Division of Institutional Equity and Diversity, and the Graduate Student Council. The committee shall elect a chair from among its members to serve a one-year term. (rev. 2-2020)
Terms: The term of each voting member shall be three years in length, and members may serve no more than two consecutive terms. Non-voting members approved by the Committee will serve for a one-year term. (rev. 2-2020)
* Indicates Second Term
- Group I: Yayoi Takeuchi (WLLC)-Term Ends 2025
- Group II: Coby Condrey (LIBR) - Term Ends 2025*
- Group III: VACANT
- Group IV: Joseph Frey (SOWK) - Term Ends 2024
- Group V: VACANT
- Group VI: Miriam Boesch (EPSY) - Term Ends 2023
- Group VII: Nicoladie Tam (BIOL)-Term Ends 2025
- Group VIII: Jesse Eschbach (MUIS)-Term Ends 2025
- At-L: Jeremy Berg (LIBR) - Term Ends 2023
- At-L: Kim Moreland (ENGL) - Term Ends 2023
- At-L: Eddie Meaders (PSCI) - Term Ends 2023
Ex-Officio non-voting members:
UNT Staff Senate representative
Graduate Student Council representative
Committee on the Status of LGBTQ+ Faculty Charges: (rev. 2-2020)
1. Identify current conditions at UNT that impact the status, morale, treatment, and quality of life of LGBTQ+ faculty and when appropriate submit recommendations for further action to the Faculty Senate and UNT Administration.
2. Study, observe, and report on executive, legislative, and judicial developments; as well as applicable university, state, and federal civil rights and equal-employment regulations, policies, and laws that impact the current status, morale, treatment, and quality of life of LGBTQ+ faculty at UNT.
3. Identify pertinent sources of information related to LGBTQ+ faculty matters and serve as a conduit to LGBTQ+ faculty for finding resources and support.
4. Collaborate with campus-affiliated groups as opportunities arise to plan and/or promote events that address LGBTQ+ faculty-related concerns.