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Strategic Plan for Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

Looking Ahead

Our plan for a more inclusive campus.

We recognize that a holistic approach is needed, one that addresses systemic barriers both within the University and in our region. That’s why we’ve established actions that focus specifically on fostering greater diversity, equity, inclusion and accountability at every level of university life.

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2020-2023 GOALS

The following goals have been identified by the Council for action during the 2020-2023 planning period. Each goal is co-chaired by members of the Council, with a working group. These workgroups have developed objectives related to each goal. Should a campus community member desire to get involved in a workgroup or have any questions about any of the goals, they are encouraged to reach out to co-chairs as identified below:

Recruitment & Retention

Increase and enhance the recruitment and retention of a diverse employee population at the UW-Green Bay.

How We'll Get There:

  • Develop marketing materials/website materials showcasing diverse employees (i.e. testimonials).
  • Compile and centralize a list of diverse community resources within the website; develop a structure for periodic updates; and ensure that this website is marketed broadly across the campuses.
  • Identify current recruitment practices that might be thwarting diverse hiring efforts and create a “stop doing list” (i.e. letters of recommendation, national search requirements, etc.).

Co-chairs: Megan Noltner & Jamie Schramm

Professional Development

Facilitate professional development on equity, diversity and inclusion for staff and faculty.

How We'll Get There:

  • Develop a train-the-trainer program for the Inclusive Excellence Certificate to increase offerings.
  • Establish formal liaisons with groups that engage in equity, diversity and inclusion activities to promote professional development opportunities.
  • Institutionalize equity, diversity and inclusion activities and/or professional development as part of the evaluation criteria for faculty.
  • Develop an institutional framework to use as a guide in the development, implementation and assessment of equity, diversity and inclusion programs.

Co-chairs: Kris Vespia & Lynn Neimi

Learning & Growth

Develop intentional programming, interactions with community partners and curricular recommendations to support learning and growth around equity, diversity and inclusion for current and future students.

How We'll Get There:

  • Develop an Inclusive Excellence Student Internship Program comprised of student representation from each academic college.
  • Develop a focus group comprised of students and faculty/staff representatives to implement programming and initiatives intended to increase inclusive practices in the greater Green Bay community.
  • Implement a transcribed student Inclusive Excellence Certificate Program.
  • Develop a basic framework/template containing intentional classroom goals and rubrics to share with all academic programs to encourage review of curricula and pedagogies through the lens of equity, diversity and inclusion.

Co-chairs: Melissa Bedtke & TBD

Increasing Enrollment

Increase the enrollment of under-represented learners at UW-Green Bay.

How We'll Get There:

  • Increase partnerships that will foster growth in the student pipeline.
  • Develop a financial literacy offering related to preparing for college for middle and high school students and their families.
  • Identify and disseminate Information about barriers to higher education.

Chair: Jen Jones
Support: Matt Dornbush & Sue Gallagher-Lepak

Equity Gap Reduction

Reduce equity gaps in retention of racially minoritized and low-income degree and non-degree seeking students through research-based, data-driven initiatives.

How We'll Get There:

  • Develop awareness, transparency and communication around institutional retention data.
  • Organize and conduct climate survey and student focus groups to increase understanding of the student experience and sense of belonging.
  • Utilize data on the student experience to inform institutional initiatives that support retention of racially-minoritized and low-income students.
  • Increase retention rate. Empower academic programs to reduce equity gaps through programs such as DFW rates, HIPs, etc.
  • Boost first-to-second-semester and second-year retention rates through partnerships between Academic Affairs and Student Affairs, i.e.-FYS, GPS.

Co-chairs: Vincent Lowery & TBD

Community Engagement

Increase engagement with community members/groups in areas related to equity, diversity, and inclusion.

How We'll Get There:

  • Increase university leadership presence on community governing boards, task forces and committees.
  • Increase sponsorship/participation in community educational modalities.
  • Create community partnerships with research, service and mentorship.

Co-chairs: Corey King & Michael Alexander

Michael Alexander

Commitment to Do Better

Our vision for UW-Green Bay is "to create access to education, providing for a more equitable, just and inclusive society... we can and must take immediate steps to make sure our actions reflect our words."

Mike Alexander
Chancellor

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Dr. Corey King

Here for You

Corey King (our Vice Chancellor for University Inclusivity and Student Affairs) has championed the changes we're making for a better UW-Green Bay. Questions about our strategic plan? Get in touch with him.

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