Teaching, Research, and Learning

President’s Council on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Overarching Goal is to develop a culture of teaching, research, and learning where diverse voices and experiences help shape our shared understanding of how to live as an inclusive community.

Strategy 1 – Develop a Student Multicultural Teaching and Learning Program that includes Core Values education opportunities for student learning which carries graduation requirements within each progressive academic year. The Core Values education series will be a multicultural curricular and co-curricular learning environment that aligns with Gustavus Acts Strategy 2 and develops offerings through academic classes, multicultural lectures, signature events, and leadership development training.

  1. Design and implement annual Core Values Conference that is required for all community members in the first week of the academic year.
  2. Encourage the Faculty Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee (DEIC) to design a multicultural curriculum in partnership with Gustavus Acts goal of multicultural voices, perspectives, and research across all academic programs with consideration to a specific diversity requirement.
  3. Charge the Diversity Center to design and implement co-curricular multicultural learning resources for all student leaders (i.e. Greeters, Collegiate Fellows, Diversity Leadership Council, Student Senate, athletic team captains, music department student leaders).

Strategy 2 – Develop employee multicultural teaching, research, and learning for retention and promotion opportunities; develop a Core Values professional development series for employee learning that will be an annual requirement and documented within each employee’s Human Resources (HR) record; align employee performance standards with Core Values professional development opportunities

  1. Develop a comprehensive new employee orientation that trains new employees about cultural and community standards and expectations.
  2. Develop supervisor training to ensure supervisors are adequately prepared to supervise and evaluate employees to meet performance standards regarding diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  3. Develop the Core Values comprehensive and ongoing education opportunities including workshops, webinars, and trainings.
  4. Incorporate documentation of Core Values professional development efforts within the annual performance review process for promotion considerations.
  5. Develop documented divisional and institutional promotion tracks with corresponding professional development and competency standards.

The areas of focus for the Blueprint for Progress are:

Teaching, Research, and Learning

Recruitment and Retention

Safety and Security

Institutional Structure and Governance