The 2021-22 academic year marked the conclusion of the university’s initial Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Five-Year Strategic Plan, known as DEI 1.0. It also marked the beginning of a year-long evaluation process in which central and unit-level content and actions from DEI 1.0 were thoroughly assessed.
Findings from the evaluation period—to be shared with the campus in early winter 2023—are helping to guide a yearlong planning phase for the university’s next DEI strategic plan, DEI 2.0. This second five-year initiative will launch in October of 2023.
During the two-year transition period between strategic plans, the university will continue its DEI-related efforts, providing regular progress updates to the entire campus community. This will include the work of DEI implementation leads across campus in all schools, colleges and additional units across the university.