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Goal 4

Ensure Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Plan accountability by assessing goal accomplishment and strategy effectiveness. The assessment process is to include plan adaptations and implementation of improvement strategies with the intention of sustaining the plan.

Objective A

Assess progress on university diversity goals and integrate change strategies as appropriate.

Strategy 1

Ensure that the plan has an entity and individual(s) assigned to confirm the integrity of the plan accomplishment.

Strategy 2

Track and assess plan progress with established data points and student characteristic success metrics, for example, the National Survey of Student Engagement, Diverse Learning Environment survey, enrollment demographics, retention data, grade point average at graduation, and graduation rates.

Strategy 3

In unit and office annual reports include information on diversity, equity, and inclusion topics as appropriate.

Strategy 4

Develop an information and data repository to catalog the institution-wide efforts in pursuing the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Plan. Data collection and sharing strategies to include:

  1. Holding broad-based data discussions.
  2. Collecting, analyzing, and disseminating data.
  3. Surveying faculty, staff, and students’ perceptions of commitment to diversity.

Objective B

Establish and/or strengthen university structures that support diversity.

Strategy 1

Review and if/as needed revise organizational structures and committees to ensure effective implementation of diversity, equity, and inclusion goals.

  1. Review flow of diversity work.
  2. Develop a system for coordinating diversity programming to minimize scheduling conflicts, maximize collaborations, and maximize campus awareness of relevance to courses.

Strategy 2

Create an Associate Affirmative Action Officer and Title IX Deputy Coordinator who conducts all formal investigations.

Objective C

Review and as needed revise or create policies and practices that ensure diversity, equity, and inclusion compliance.

Strategy 1

Review and revise all policies to ensure that language and content is reflective of the breadth of diversity emphasized in this plan and the institution’s Affirmation of Values Statement in the University Policy Manual.

Strategy 2

Develop a reporting system for faculty, staff, students, and guests to record complaints related to harassment and discrimination.

Strategy 3

To enhance diversity initiatives, include a focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion when building and strengthening university partnerships.

Strategy 4

With respect to meeting attendance expectations, develop policies, processes, and criteria by which students, faculty, and staff with established religious observance could be accommodated in accordance with law.