Diversity Plan Goal 1
Clearly define and publicize the University’s commitment to diversity.
To support students, faculty and staff in valuing and understanding diversity, University leaders must make specific efforts to clearly define and publicize the University's and their unit's commitment to diversity. Units also should be clear in articulating diversity as a key contributor to educational excellence. In defining and communicating the significance of diversity, University leaders will promote a respect for all individual differences regardless of age, gender, race, class, color, national origin, religion, philosophical perspective, disability, or sexual orientation. Leaders will also c ommunicate the University's core values and vision for diversity, presenting the University's commitment clearly for all members of the University community and the general public.
Key strategies include communicating the University's core values and vision for diversity clearly for all members of the University community and for the general public. Processes for redressing disrespectful behaviors, harassment and discrimination should be clearly outlined and publicized. Diversity values and commitments should also be integrated into leadership training and professional development programs for faculty, staff and students. University and unit leaders must take an active role in articulating diversity values to both the general public and their school/unit's faculty, students and staff.
Examples of benchmarks that can help measure progress towards clarifying and communicating the significance of diversity to Carolina 's education mission include:
- Public communications include diversity values and vision.
- University internal communications include diversity values and vision.
- Distribution of information for students, faculty and staff outlining processes and policies.
- Students, faculty and staff can demonstrate knowledge of diversity mission, values and policies.