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Diversity, Equity + Inclusion

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Steering Committee Roles and Responsibilities

The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Steering Committee is responsible for leading the coordination of university-wide efforts to implement the recommendations of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Task Force.

  • Provide leadership and advocacy to advance the University‚Äôs efforts to addressing systemic and structural issues related to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Serve as a resource to senior leadership as the University seeks to embed and layer diversity, equity, and inclusion into its culture and in all University-wide activities and initiatives.
  • Facilitate collaboration and communication between offices implementing DEI initiatives.
  • Advocate for the development and implementation of programs and initiatives for students, faculty, and staff in order to support campus-wide efforts relating to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Review University policies, practices, and procedures to assess their impact on our efforts to support and promote an anti-racist environment.
  • Propose University policies and procedures that promote positive systemic changes in addressing racism and inequality in all areas of the institution.
  • Monitor and support efforts to recruit and retain diverse populations of students, faculty, and staff.
  • Provide oversight for diversity, equity, and inclusion training programs.
  • Develop plans for ongoing assessment of our effort pertaining to diversity, equity, and inclusion at the University.
  • Track data pertaining to recruitment, retention, and graduation rates and use these data to recommend programming and interventions.

Julie D. Dockery, Ed.D.Associate Provost for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
[email protected]
630-829-2172