We are grateful for the work of the Inclusion Council. For more than a year, ten working groups, made made up of over 150 students, faculty, staff, and alumni compiled this series of recommendations on how the University can advance its mission of social justice.
With guidance from the council, the Office of Equity and Inclusion compiled the findings into the The 2020-2021 Inclusion Council Recommendation Report. We are also making the full reports of each committee available
The recommendations in the report cover a broad range of topics related to our community including:
- Alignment of Economic Decisions and Values
- Bias, Microaggressions, Intersectionality, Engagement, Training and Education
- Conflict Resolution and Restorative Practices
- Faculty and Staff Diversity, Recruitment, Retention, and Belonging
- Land Acknowledgment
- Policies and Procedures
- Policing and Safety
- Sexual Misconduct, Harassment, and Interpersonal Violence
- Student Recruitment, Enrollment, Retention And Belonging
The next step in this work is to put it into action.
- We have created an Implementation Team – modeled on our Retriever Courage work. The Implementation Team includes representatives from the Inclusion Council, Shared Governance leaders, and subject matter experts. They will review each recommendation, determine how to prioritize the work, harmonize any internal contradictions, and identify essential partnering departments or divisions. They will create a plan of work including a timeline for completion. This work will not be top down but will be led by those across our community. Their work will be documented and made public through a website and dashboard.
- Coming soon – Online dashboard to track the work of the team.