Part of the mission of the Division of Diversity and Engagement (DDE) is to work collaboratively with communities in and outside of campus to create inclusive and equitable learning and work environments.
In its inaugural year, DDE staff began contemplating ways in which they could help promote equity and inclusivity across the university. To that end, members of DDE’s leadership team asked colleges and vice chancellor units to, iteratively and with their help, develop and submit three-year diversity action plans (DAPs) describing the steps they would take toward achieving that shared goal.
The purpose of this initiative was to help deans and vice chancellor units challenge barriers to inclusivity while simultaneously promoting a culture of evaluation and accountability as it pertains to diversity, equity, and inclusion within their respective units.
Thus far, these combined efforts have garnered much support and have yielded stellar DAPs, campus-wide.