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Goal 3: Expand, Diversify, and Support Our Community 

Objective 3.5: Increase the diversity of our faculty and staff and build a culture of inclusivity and mutual respect.  

Action Items here will be part of a coordinated college-wide effort to develop standard organizational processes, practices and habits that promote diversity, inclusion, equity and belonging.

Action Item 3.5.1

Establish requirements for advertising and marketing of all positions to promote and advance the development of diverse hiring pools.

Implementation Tasks icon-olus-circle
  • Assemble a representative Work Group to evaluate available advertising and marketing options and recommend a college-wide standard for advertising of positions to promote diversity in hiring pools
  • Implement college-wide guidelines
Responsible party icon-olus-circle

HHD HR in collaboration with DEI Office (Workgroup); HHD HR and Dean’s Office (implementation).

Metrics icon-olus-circle

Work group convened and implemented; guidelines developed.

Start and end dates icon-olus-circle

Workgroup operates calendar year 2021; implementation AY22-23 - ongoing.

Action Item 3.5.2

Develop a multipronged approach to address hiring manager and search committee training, assessment of pools for diversity, and bias awareness.

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  • Assemble a Work Group to evaluate currently available training options and recommend a consistent approach to search committee training for the college that is well-integrated with University efforts.
  • Develop a system for tracking data related to applicant pool diversity in collaboration with Human Resources and the Affirmative Action Office; explore mechanisms available to provide feedback to search committees and hiring managers early in search process.
  • Implement consistent, well-integrated training approach
Responsible party(ies):   icon-olus-circle

HHD HR in collaboration with DEI Office (Workgroup); HHD HR and Dean’s Office (implementation).

Metrics icon-olus-circle

A standard search committee training process is implemented for all full-time searches; pool diversity tracking/feedback system developed and implemented.

Start and end dates icon-olus-circle

Workgroup operates calendar year 2021; implementation AY22-23 - ongoing.

Action Item 3.5.3

Train and reinforce diversity, inclusion, equity and belonging values among college leadership and require all college units (academic, research, and central) to establish annual unit-level diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging goals.

Implementation Tasks icon-olus-circle
  • Schedule ongoing series of leadership level training and development opportunities.
  • Establish and incorporate each unit’s level diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging goals into leadership annual evaluation process.
Responsible Party icon-olus-circle

HHD HR in collaboration with DEI Office (Trainings); Dean (annual evaluation).

Metrics   icon-olus-circle

Initial leadership is training completed and plan for ongoing trainings developed; unit DEI goals integrated into all unit leader plans.

Start and end dates  icon-olus-circle

Fall 2021 – ongoing 

Action item 3.5.4

Develop a full repertoire of agreed-upon content and robust routines around implementing training that reinforces diversity, inclusion, equity and belonging values for all college constituencies (staff, faculty, leadership) under a growth mindset and in a manner that is optimally coordinated with University training.

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  • Implement an onboarding message for all new full-time faculty and staff to include training related to implicit bias and other issues relevant to D E & I training.
  • Implement training program focused on new hires to provide a variety of skills geared toward increasing confidence and competence in promoting an inclusive culture within HHD that is well-integrated with the University approach.
  • Implement training program focused on current faculty and staff to provide a variety of skills geared toward increasing confidence and competence in promoting an inclusive culture within HHD that is well-integrated with the University approach.
  • Implement training program for managers to provide leadership development across several skills and geared toward increasing confidence and competence in promoting an inclusive culture within HHD that is well-integrated with the University approach.
Responsible Party icon-olus-circle

HHD HR in collaboration with appropriate Dean’s Office units. 

Metric icon-olus-circle

Message created and distributed; trainings organized and implemented.

Start and end dates icon-olus-circle

Spring 2021 – Fall 2022 (programs developed); implementation ongoing.

Key Performance Indicators

Increased diversity among faculty and staff and increased perception of inclusivity among these communities.