Campus Climate for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Tactical Action Community

Campus Climate for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Tactical Action Community (CCDEI TAC)

Final CCDEI TAC report through June 2015

Summary of accomplishments through October 2014

Mission statement

To implement the recommendations of the 2012-13 Campus Climate Study, assuring integration and alignment with the Diversity and Multiculturalism Action Plan (DMAP), the University Strategic Plan, and to promote University-wide transformational change in regard to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

How you can help

In response to the 5 recommendations of Campus Climate Study, the Campus Climate for Diversity Equity and Inclusion Tactical Action Community identified a number of areas of need and established the following Project Action Teams (PAT). For questions or ways to get involved, contact information for PAT team leaders are provided.

Project action teams carrying out the mission

Campus-wide Equity and Civility Initiative Project Action Team (CECI PAT)

This PATseeks to promote and ensure an environment that is equitable and civil for all members of the University community.

Leadership team members: Jane Baas and David Paul

Center for Faith, Beliefs, and Ethics Project Action Team

This PAT seeks to reorganize the Office of Faith and Spiritual Development into the Center for Faith, Beliefs and Ethics. The primary goal of the center is to cultivate an attitude among groups and individuals of various beliefs that worldviews and beliefs, religious and non-religious, can be creative and constructive rather than divisive and destructive forces within cultures.

Leadership team members: Shaghil Hussein, David Louder, and David Paul

Diversity and Multiculturalism Action Plan 2.0 Project Action Team (DMAP 2.0 PAT)

This PAT seeks to investigate what each unit across the university is currently doing to address issues of diversity and inclusion through the development of an annual review process.  This in turn will lead to an update of the Diversity and Multiculturalism Action Plan adopted in 2006.

Leadership team members: Mimi Abdul, Lauren Freedman, Fredah Wambui Mainah, Jodie Palmer, and Tiffany White

The Sindecuse team was interviewed to determine their progress toward the DMAP goals.

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Improving Campus Access Project Action Team

This PAT seeks to address systemic challenges to improve campus access via policy and cultural shift inclusive of, but not limited to, individuals with disabilities, LBGT individuals, undocumented citizens and people of color.

Leadership team members: Jayne Fraley-Burgett, Geniene Gersh, and Jen Hsu

Multicultural Mindedness Undergraduate Education Project Action Team

This PAT seeks to partner with existing structures at the university to increase multicultural mindedness among faculty, staff and students. Educational and professional development programs will be implemented in multiple formats.

Leadership: Toni Woolfork-Barnes

Recruitment and Retention for Graduate Students Project Action Team

This PAT seeks to provide a purposeful, intentional and explicit focus on recruitment, retention, and success of diverse students and employees to improve graduate student recruitment and retention.

Leadership: Carol Adams-Shearer

Universal Information Technology Access Project Action Team (Universal IT Access PAT)

This PAT seeks to engage appropriate WMU partners to identify technology needs and accessible resources available on campus to all WMU students and employees via an environmental scan, review comparison institutions and institutions noted in the field for benchmarking purposes, generate a gap analysis, and provide recommendations to the CCDEI TAC.

Leadership team members: Jayne Fraley-Burgett, Andrew Holmes, Jim Leja, and Tiffany White