We will examine our current recruitment and retention processes to determine strengths and opportunities during the faculty recruitment cycle. Specifically, we will redesign our search ads, committee review processes and salary adjustment processes to be more inclusive with the goal of having our faculty body mirror our student body.
We will conduct an internal review of the Center for Equity and Inclusion to include an assessment of the current vision and mission as well as the programs and services. We will then focus on strategic goal development around each of CEI’s functional areas.
Twenty UW Tacoma senior leaders including the Chancellor’s Cabinet and Deans & Directors will participate in an eight-week cohort-based Institute hosted by the USC Race & Equity Center. Focused on racial equity, it will engage senior leaders in advancing UW Tacoma’s equity and inclusion agenda.
We will provide an overview of assets in place to support equity, diversity and inclusion work across campus. This effort will help illuminate issues around EDI accountability, reporting, and collaboration.
“If we were a more equitable campus, what would it look like? What would we measure? How would we know we were more equitable?” The Equity Data Working Group submitted a report that examined these questions and made recommendations for the creation of a dashboard. We will be building that in the coming year.
The Office of Global Affairs will maintain and support visa compliance, international student orientation, programming for cultural immersion, post-graduation OPT support, and many other services as UW Tacoma works to strategically increase its number of international students.
SEED (Strengthening Educational Excellence through Diversity) helps faculty members build and deliver university courses that utilize practices for an inclusive classroom. Through this work we strive to ensure that we fulfill the mission and values of UWT, particularly excellence, diversity, and community.
Campus Planning, McGranahan Architects, and staff from the Center from the Center for Equity & Inclusion will work together over the 2018-19 academic year to design a space that best meets the needs of all students through fostering critical interactions between faculty, staff and the broader Tacoma community.
SAES will partner with Academic Affairs and student leaders to enhance and increase supports for first generation students to meet their specific needs and enhance their experience, to increase retention and to promote a graduate-degree seeking culture.