Pathways to a Purpose: A Strategic Framework


STRATEGIC PRIORITY #5

Build an inclusive College where individuals across the rich spectrum of diversity succeed and belong.

Our core value of justice recognizes an education for all is a foundation for living a full human life. Thus, we advance this priority through deliberate recruitment and retention processes as well as educational experiences to develop knowledge, skills and awareness in students from privileged dimensions of diversity. In addition, we must ensure an environment where people are accountable for working effectively across multiple forms of diversity in pursuit of equitable outcomes for students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds.

Recommended Priority Actions:

  • Create an action plan to intentionally diversify faculty, staff, students, and leadership, including increased funding for scholarships, programs, and resources that will attract underrepresented and historically marginalized populations
  • Implement a framework for leadership, coordination, and communication for diversity and inclusion
  • Create metrics (representation, recruitment, promotion/tenure) to ensure accountability among staff, faculty and administration for hiring, retention and promotion of individuals from underrepresented and historically marginalized populations
  • Create a fund to support diversity and inclusion initiatives that campus members can apply to use for research, pilot programs, and professional development
  • Provide resources to support underrepresented and historically marginalized students, staff, and faculty

Our Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion

Edgewood College, rooted in the Dominican tradition, engages students within a community of learners committed to building a just and compassionate world. The College educates students for meaningful personal and professional lives of ethical leadership, service, and a lifelong search for truth.

Campus Climate

In the spring of 2019, Edgewood College will administer its third Campus Climate Study. The main goal of this study is to better understand how healthy of a "climate" we create and foster.

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Diversity Journey

The Inclusion Council provided strategic recommendations and actions to the President’s Leadership Team on how to develop and sustain a campus climate of inclusion. The Council reviewed policies and procedures relative to diversity, promoted strategies and best practices to enhance campus climate, and reviewed department and division inclusion planning efforts.

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Progress Toward Inclusion

In the spring of 2018, the Edgewood College Student Senate issued an open Letter to campus leadership that requested progress toward our diversity commitments to be transparent and public. This letter included 9 different requests, ranging from professional development for faculty to involving students in our diversity efforts.

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