Equity and Inclusion 2020 Strategic Plan
The College of Engineering has a longstanding commitment to advancing equity and inclusion (E&I). The college currently boasts a wide array of programs and policies to increase access, support the success of all students, and help our faculty thrive. While celebrating these accomplishments, we also recognize that we must do more. Through our strategic plan, we aim to accelerate the pace at which we innovate, implement and learn from our E&I efforts. This strategic plan connects our vision to concrete, implementable strategies, with milestones and metrics to measure our results. It is a resource that helps us communicate about our efforts and enables our entire community to engage. It is a commitment and an invitation.
The Equity and Inclusion Strategic Plan is organized around four overarching and interrelated strategic focus areas:
- Educational Equity
- Preparing Inclusive Leaders
Under these focus areas, we have identified 16 strategic priorities that will be implemented during the 2020-21 academic year.
The process of strategic planning is as important as the plan itself, and is still a work in progress. This inaugural plan was developed through engagement primarily with E&I staff and the college’s E&I Council. In the coming year, we aim to put into place the mechanisms needed to foster a more inclusive planning process that informs our strategic priorities and our ability to effectively implement our strategies. We aim for the next version of the strategic plan to reflect this broader and more inclusive engagement, including additional adjustments that need to be made to foster an inclusive process. More details about communication channels and opportunities for engagement are provided in the plan itself.
Download the full 2020 College of Engineering Equity and Inclusion Strategic Plan (PDF)
If you have comments or suggestions that you would like to be considered as the plan is revised, either about the planning process or about the plan itself (e.g., focus areas, strategies, metrics), please share them using this anonymous form.