Comprehensive Campus Climate Review
Conduct a comprehensive review of DEI campus climate workgroups, studies, reports, and student demands followed by regular updates and consistent use of data.
Action Item Details
There exists an already deep body of institutional knowledge about the past and current challenges of DEI work at DU. It is important to share that knowledge and vigilantly examine and communicate where DU needs to acknowledge and honor the progress we have already made. This action item, to be conducted over the 2020-21 academic year, will identify where we need to invest greater time, thought, and resources in relation to our past knowledge and current needs.
Online archive of previous DEI work and reports
By January 1, 2021, all previous reports, recommendations, assessments, and student demands from the past five years will be documented on the re-imagined DEI portal website. There will be executive summaries of progress. We will identify gaps and create plans with details about prioritization to address them.
Comprehensive assessment strategy to understand, use, and communicate data
By spring 2021 and in partnership with Institutional Research (IR) and the DEI Steering Committee, DU will develop a comprehensive assessment strategy with clearly articulated metrics. There will be an intentional sharing of this information and education for the campus community. This information might live on the IR website, linked to on the ODEI website, or vice-versa.
Current and future assessment plans
During the fall of 2020, students will receive the Culturally Engaging Campus Environment (CECE) survey. The CECE survey will be administered every two years to and inform DEI planning and progress.
Future data and identity identification
The DEI Steering Committee will work with IR during the 2020-21 academic year to standardize and make more relevant all the data used to chart the progress of DEI work. Currently, there are inconsistencies and gaps in DU’s ability to identify, understand, and communicate with minoritized groups.
The Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (ODEI), will partner with Marketing and Communications to allocate resources to ensure all DEI web content is consistent and updated and to more regularly embed DEI progress and related items of interest in internal communications as well as print and other media, including DU social media.