Bias Assessment Resource Team Charter

Purpose

The purpose of the Bias Assessment Resource Team (BART) is to connect students affected by bias (whether real or perceived) with University resources, to monitor patterns of bias incidents and related campus climate data, and to collaborate with other University units to provide responsive education and programming. 

Authority Responsibilities                                                                                                                  

BART is charged with the following responsibilities:

  1. Receive and monitor reports of bias-related incidents in order to better understand the reality and climate of the student experience at UNC Charlotte;
  2. Review and assess reports of bias-related incidents and direct those reports to the appropriate unit(s) for response;
  3. Raise awareness of bias among the UNC Charlotte community through education and awareness presentations; and
  4. Provide assistance, support and guidance to those negatively impacted by bias-related incidents by connecting them to campus resources that can provide assistance and support.

In carrying out these responsibilities, BART will meet as a full body at a determined time monthly, or more often as needed, to review reports, discuss updates on the responses implemented for individual reports, and assess the current climate of the student experience at UNC Charlotte. BART will submit an annual report to University administrators describing the climate of the student experience at UNC Charlotte with respect to bias and detailing the education efforts implemented by BART.

BART is not a disciplinary body, and does not investigate or adjudicate bias-related incidents beyond offering support and assistance to those impacted and directing reports to appropriate units for response.

Composition of the Bias Assessment Resource Team

The Bias Assessment Resource Team is comprised of university members from the following areas:

  • Office of Student Assistance and Support Services (Chair)
  • Housing and Residence Life
  • Office of Student Conduct
  • Office of Legal Affairs
  • Academic Affairs
  • Police and Public Safety
  • Office of Multicultural Affairs
  • International Student and Scholar Office

Representatives from other units may be asked to attend meetings or provide input, as needed.

 

Approved:  Dr. Kevin Bailey, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs     Date: 8/11/17