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Strategic Planning Process

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is committed to a vision of diversity that is broadly inclusive, warmly welcoming, and equitable in its treatment of all members of the campus community. Through engagement, reflection and action, we will be an institution committed to diversity in thought and practice moving beyond labels & categories that put up barriers and keep us fragmented.

The UW-Green Bay Council for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion is working through a strategic planning process for 2020-2023.

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, and will have a working group identified. These work groups will be developing goal attainment plans to outline activities and objectives related to each goal. Should a campus community member wish to get involved in a work group or have any questions about any of the goals, they are encouraged to reach out to co-chairs or work group members as identified below:

1. Increase the compositional diversity of faculty and staff (both recruited and retained) at UW- Green Bay.
Co-chairs: Mai Lo Lee, Melissa Nash, Jamie Schramm
Work Group Members: Sampath Kumar, Joseph Yoo, James Zarling, Elaina Koltz, Crystal Lepscier, Ryan Kauth, Johnny Lai, Bryan Carr

2. Facilitate professional development opportunities for staff and faculty related to inclusive, equitable, and culturally-responsive strategies in an effort to create inclusive living and learning environments.
Co-Chairs: Kris Vespia, J.P. Leary
Work Group Members: Alexandra Ritchie, Gail Sims-Aubert, Lynn Niemi, Monika Pynaker, Mary Gichobi, Tracy Rysavy, Jagadeep Thota, Heidi Fencl, Kate Farley

3. Create intentional programs, structured interactions, and academic curricula to support learning and growth around Inclusive Excellence for current students, future students, and businesses.
Co-Chairs: Courtney Sherman, Melissa Schleicher
Work Group Members: Gail Trimberger, Megan Dufrane-Groose, John Katers, Kathy McKee, Alan Chu, Vallari Chandna, Miriam Brabham, Rupi Kaur

4. Increase the compositional diversity of the student body (both credit and non-credit seeking) by increasing the enrollment of under-represented groups, creating collaborative connections with K-12 schools, etc.
Co-chairs: Matt Dornbush, Susan Gallagher-Lepak
Work Group Members: Rachele Bakic, Jamie Schramm, Allen Voelker, Jason Mathwig, Mussie Teclezion, Erin Van Daalwyk,  Jena Landers, Erin Giese

5. Improve retention for credit and non-credit students by implementing initiatives to mitigate opportunity gaps.
Co-chairs: Caroline Boswell, Darrel Renier
Work Group Members: Pooja Agarwal, Sherri Arendt, Todd Dresser, Heidi Fencl, Linda Hornick, Vince Lowery, Karen Stahlheber, Kerry Winkler, Peter Xiong

6. Increase engagement with community members/groups in areas related to inclusivity and equity.
Co-chairs: Mike Alexander, Corey King
Work GRoup Members: TBD

The steps to achievement of these goals will be identified by the work groups and documented in the individual goal attainment plans within the next few months of strategic planning. The overall strategic plan and the individual goal attainment plans will be living documents, and as such may be adjusted throughout the 2020-2023 period as needed.