SP05- Taking Action on Equity
Therese Saliba, Cholee Gladney, and Lori Blewett
This one-day institute invites faculty and staff across the college to engage in designing Equity Action Plans for their Paths, CATs and staff divisions. The aim is to help our community generate ideas, strategies and practices that will advance inclusive excellence to better serve our diverse students, as well as staff and faculty, particularly those historically underserved and underrepresented in higher education.
As offices throughout the nation, state, and higher ed engage in assessing their equity barriers and assets, it’s an important time to relaunch and streamline work that began in Fall 2019. Through a series of engaging exercises, each division/area will develop, refine, and share self-determined action plans, focused on their sphere of influence and centered on Evergreen’s equity goals:
- Fully support students personally, academically, and holistically
- Cultivate and sustain a campus culture that fosters a strong sense of belonging and embraces and affirms everyone (with attention to Climate Survey results)
- Recruit and retain diverse, historically underrepresented students, as well as staff and faculty
- Engage in ongoing professional DEI development
We encourage you to join us in this collective work to vitally transform Evergreen by “embedding and institutionalizing equitable and inclusive practices in every effort, aspect, and level of our college.