The Fine Arts Diversity Council (formerly known as the Fine Arts Diversity Committee) is a partnership between the college and UT’s Division of Diversity and Community Engagement to create and implement a comprehensive diversity strategic plan. Formed as a taskforce in 2012, the council is made up of representatives from faculty, staff, graduate students and undergraduate students from the College of Fine Arts, the Department of Art and Art History, the Department of Theatre and Dance, Butler School of Music and Texas Performing Arts, as well as staff from the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement and the Office for Inclusion and Equity.
After a two-year planning and research process, the council shared its strategic plan in 2014, and the college is actively working to implement the goals of the five-year plan, which covers 2014–2019. The strategic plan outlines goals in three focused areas: Culture & Climate, Recruitment & Retention, and Curriculum & Creative Programming.
The subcommittees of the FADC will be looking ahead to 2019 to visit the goals of our five-year strategic plan to update our goals and to ensure that we are aligned with the University Diversity Inclusion and Action Plan.