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Kudos to the Washington State Community and Technical College System for making the bold move to ask sexual orientation and gender identity questions on admissions applications in hopes of raising awareness
 
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Keith W. McIntosh
Vice Chancellor for Information Technology
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Information Technology
Pima County Community College District
kwmcintosh@pima.edu
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Keith—

 

Thanks for sharing. I wonder how long it will be until IPEDS is tracking enrollment, graduation and retention rates of LGBT students!

 

Pam

 

Pam Arroway Senior Statistician

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Pam,

 Great question...hopefully soon!


Keith W. McIntosh, MBA 
Vice Chancellor for Information Technology
Pima Community College
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Mac,

This is definitely a move in the right direction. I do hope it becomes universal at all our institutions. I just can’t for diversity to more fully embraced by the general population.

 

Richard Bazile

Assistant Director of Information Technology,

Administrative and Educational Support Services

Miles College

Fairfield AL

205-929-1741

From: The EDUCAUSE Diversity in IT Constituent Group Listserv
Subject: [ITDIVERSITY] Ask, Do Tell

 

Kudos to the Washington State Community and Technical College System for making the bold move to ask sexual orientation and gender identity questions on admissions applications in hopes of raising awareness

 

- Mac -

 

Keith W. McIntosh
Vice Chancellor for Information Technology

--------------------------------------------------------
Information Technology
Pima County Community College District
kwmcintosh@pima.edu

********** Participation and subscription information for this EDUCAUSE Constituent Group discussion listserv can be found at http://www.educause.edu/groups/.

********** Participation and subscription information for this EDUCAUSE Constituent Group discussion listserv can be found at http://www.educause.edu/groups/.

Mac

Thank you for putting this out there. As one of the colleges involved I am very proud of the step we have taken. It is very important to point out that this was an initiative driven by students. A number of students form several of our colleges lobbied our legislature to let them be counted and what do ya know, they responded.  This is a very small but very important step in the march towards inclusion.  We as CIO’s and technologists, need to be a voice in this conversation, technology can be a tool to help us take even bigger steps.

 

Cheers,

Russ

 

 

Russell Beard

Vice President of Information Resources

Phone: 425.564.4201

 

Russ,

 

You’re welcome…I thought the article was timely, relevant, and long overdue.  I’m glad to see the community college students in Washington drove the initiative.  Good for them.  Yes, we in IT should add our voice to the conversation.  I suspect such a large initiative as your state is taking that this will resonate and spur other institutions if not states to do the same.  As Pam Arroway said already, perhaps this could find it’s way into IPEDS.

 

Kudos to Bellevue College and the rest of the Washington State Community and Technical College System institutions.

 

 

- Mac -

 

Keith W. McIntosh, MBA
Vice Chancellor for Information Technology

and Chief Information Officer (CIO)

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Information Technology
Pima County Community College District
kwmcintosh@pima.edu

 

Colleagues,

 

  Kudos to our colleagues in the Washington State Community and Technical College System for making the bold move to ask sexual orientation and gender identity questions on admissions applications in hopes of raising awareness.  Maybe, their actions will spur others to do the same.

 

http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2013/08/05/washington-state-2-year-colleges-will-ask-students-about-sexual-orientation

 

- Mac -

 

Keith W. McIntosh, MBA
Vice Chancellor for Information Technology

and Chief Information Officer (CIO)

-------------------------------------------------------
Information Technology
Pima County Community College District
kwmcintosh@pima.edu

 

********** Participation and subscription information for this EDUCAUSE Constituent Group discussion list can be found at http://www.educause.edu/groups/.

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