Strategic Plan: 2016-2021
The Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion is committed to fostering an environment that is representative of our nation. In fostering such an environment, we are dedicated to routine examinations of our campus community and to addressing any barriers, practices, policies and structures that impact equity and equality for any members of our community. In alignment with Indiana State University’s mission of dedication to teaching and the creation of knowledge, the Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion looks to increase diversity within our campus workforce, continue our efforts to bridge the gap between our campus community and the Terre Haute community, and assist in efforts to retain and graduate our entire student population. We strive to create a campus climate where inclusive excellence is embedded within all facets of our university. Unity Strengthens Blue!
We envision a university community that reflects the population of Indiana and the nation with respect to students, faculty, staff, and administration. We envision transcending social and structural barriers that impede equity and inclusion for all. We will build a university community that understands and appreciates such vision.
The Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion value:
- Diverse representation in all areas of the university
- Diverse representation in scholarship
Goal One: Diversifying the workforce
Increase the number of minorities within the ISU workforce while also increasing the retention efforts for this population.
Goal Two: Diversifying the curriculum
Develop equitable and inclusive curricula, courses and teaching practices.
Goal Three: Bridging the gap through connection, communication, and collaboration
Engage and strengthen the campus and Terre Haute community by fostering a continued relationship that embraces collaboration, open dialogue and an open commitment to inclusive excellence.
Goal Four: Resources and Institutional Effectiveness
Develop and maintain revenue streams to assist in supporting institutional and departmental diversity initiatives.
Goal Five: Acknowledge and award diversity efforts on campus
Increase awareness and create prestige around the annual diversity awards.
Goal Six: Increase awareness and competency on inclusive excellence through quality and effective programming, training and education materials
Launch inclusive excellence training and programming that is both web based and in-person.