Communication

Domain 2: Communication

Goal 2a: SoE community members will engage in diverse, inclusive, and equitable conversations that make visible our commitments to DEI.

Goal 2b: All forms of communication within the SoE will explicitly demonstrate and reflect our strong commitment to DEI.

Strategic Actions/Initiatives

  • Develop a set of statements related to DEI, which faculty and school leaders can draw upon for different purposes.
  • Conduct an audit of existing marketing materials to determine the extent to which the included implicit and explicit messages align with and/or preclude current and emergent DEI goals.
  • Organize and facilitate TeachEducateAct (TEA) Talks to create ongoing opportunities for faculty, staff, and students to engage in courageous and risk-taking conversations about DEI.

Best Practices

  • Consistently communicate a commitment to DEI by acknowledging and responding to world and local events that specifically impact and/or target people of color and those from historically underrepresented groups.
  • SoE community members engage often in conversations that challenge their privileges.
  • Broadly disseminate SoE faculty research, teaching, and service that relates to DEI.
  • Visually communicate the SoE’s commitment to representing diverse perspectives, histories, and identities by, for example, posting signage throughout the building that reflect this commitment.
  • Online communications, including social media (e.g., Twitter), reflect the SoE’s commitment to representing diverse perspectives, histories, and identities.
  • Assure that the SoE website foregrounds our commitment to DEI.
  • Use the digital screens to promote DEI and broaden representation.
  • Widely advertise events related to DEI.
  • Maintain a common calendar to coordinate and promote DEI related events.

Accountability Measures

Strategic Action/InitiativeMetricResponsible Unit(s)Timeframe
Develop a set of statements related to DEI, which faculty and school leaders can draw upon for different purposes.Statements developed and reviewed and approved by the Policy Council.Committee on Diversity
Policy Council
May 2021
Conduct an audit of existing marketing and online materials (e.g., website, etc.) to determine the extent to which the included implicit and explicit messages align with and/or preclude current and emergent DEI goals.Audit complete and report generated with recommendations for changes to existing marketing materials.Marketing & CommunicationsMay 2021
Organize and facilitate TeachEducateAct (TEA) Talks to create ongoing opportunities for faculty, staff, and students to engage in courageous and risk-taking conversations about DEI.Number of TEA Talks as reported annually.
Participant surveys.
Committee on Diversity subcommitteeOngoing

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