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8. Communications, Assessment, and Accountability

8.1 Action Item: Establish a check-in meeting and conversation among the President, campus leadership, and students at least once a semester to address the campus cultural experience, campus climate, and respect issues.

Status: In Progress

IN PROGRESS

Summary:

  • The Interim Vice President for Diversity and Community Engagement held two student forums in fall addressing issues of free speech and campus climate. Another session is planned for the spring.
  • The Office of the President instituted regularly scheduled lunches with students and employees around diversity and inclusion issues; also, the President has established a campus climate team that meets three times a month and includes representatives from across campus.

8.2 Action Plan: Strengthen university-wide community engagement and diversity web pages to reflect progress that is being made and significant work undertaken.

Status: In Progress

IN PROGRESS

Summary:

  • University Communications has been working during 2017-18 academic year to update both the Diversity and Community Engagement Pages. The Vice Provost for Diversity has worked with communications staff in the Provost Office to create visuals regarding faculty diversity.
  • The UDIAP Implementation Team has developed a process for collecting progress reports at the end of each fall semester and updating the progress online in Spring.  The team has also created a subcommittee to look at streamlined methods for updating the plan annually as well.
  • The new UDIAP and CCRT reports websites developed during the 2017-18 academic year serve as important updates to the diversity core page.
  • The UT in Community page is updated regularly by the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement webmaster. CSUs may submit updates to that page anytime through a link on the page.
  • Plans to update both pages are being developed by the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement and will be completed by June 2018.

8.3 Action Item: Track progress and changes for UDIAP and revisit plan every five years.

Status: In Progress

IN PROGRESS

Summary:

  • The UDIAP Implementation Team meets weekly to track progress and establish processes to facilitate the plan’s implementation across campus. This has resulted in collecting data on how the plan is being implemented and development of a process for future collection and communication of the progress. Progress will be updated on the UDIAP website once a year; request will be made for assessment of current action items and addition of any new action items once a year as well.
  • Staff members from the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement, the Office of the Provost, the Vice President for Student Affairs and the Office of the President will collaborate on evaluation of the plan at the end of five years to assess the plan within the context of current campus climate and culture.