Statement on Asian-American and Pacific Islander communities
As representatives of the Faculty Advisory Council (FAC) to the Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE) we strive to promote equity, diversity, and inclusion in our classrooms and communities. We condemn the increasing violent crimes and acts of racial prejudice committed against Asian American and Pacific Islander communities. These violent acts do not reflect the core values of this nation, and they do not reflect the core values of our higher education systems. Racial prejudice and violence undermine the goals of social justice and equity. The FAC is committed to educating not only students but also the community at large in the promotion of social harmony and racial justice, and by actively working toward the elimination of racism and acts of racial violence.
Statement on racism
As faculty, we recognize that the systemic forms of racism in our world and in higher education are dangerous and destructive. As educators and researchers, we are uniquely situated to effect change in our students, our institutions, and our society. We commit to rooting out racism in ourselves; finding ways to create an anti-racist society and system of higher education; sharing what we learn with our students, our colleagues, and our communities; and working toward these ends.
The Faculty Advisory Council (FAC) is a representative group of faculty in the State of Illinois
that acts as an advisory group to the Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE).
It has 36 members comprised of the following institutions in the state:
12 Representatives from each of the twelve public universities,
12 Representatives from private and proprietary institutions, and
12 Representatives from public community colleges.