We are grounded in social justice and embrace the assets of our diverse communities.
UW Tacoma prides itself on the diversity of our students, and the enriching campus life and
learning such diversity brings. Yet our staff and faculty ranks do not reflect a comparable
composition. Systematically assessing the experiences of students, faculty and staff will
allow us to take evidence-based actions to support their retention and success. Embracing
the changing demographics of higher education will help us move closer to fulfilling the
promise of our vision and values. As we do so, we will become an engaged, civil and just
IMPROVING FACULTY DIVERSITY THROUGH RECRUIT/RETAIN PROCESS
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.
INTERNAL CEI PROGRAM REVIEW
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.
ACT ON EQUITY DATA GOALS
“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.
ENHANCE SERVICES FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
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
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
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