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Strategic Priority D—Build an inclusive and supportive institutional environment


Goal 1: Increase equity, diversity and inclusion across every level of the University.

Focus Areas:

  1. Increase the recruitment and retention of historically underrepresented students, faculty and staff.
  2. Close the student achievement gap for historically underrepresented students.
  3. Develop an enrollment management plan that reflects a commitment to increased access and student success.
  4. Coordinate collaborations around and support for increasing the culture of inclusivity and respect on campus.


Goal 2: Promote and support workplace joy.

Focus Areas:

  1. Commit to improving compensation for faculty and staff.
  2. Recognize meritorious work.
  3. Promote innovation in the workplace.
  4. Promote engagement of employees in the life of the University.


Goal 3: Transform the cultural, fiscal and structural nature of the University.

Focus Areas:

  1. Improve communication and transparency.
  2. Implement policies and practices that value and respect differences and promote civility in the workplace.
  3. Apply Continuous Improvement principles to administrative areas of the university.
  4. Create predictable revenue sources in the face of declining state support.