2020-21 Institutional Goals with Anti-Racism Action Plan Mapping
Institutional Goal Tactic to achieve Source Lead Time frame Actions to achieve Status
1.  Increase the diversity of faculty and staff Advocate that the President’s Cabinet be expanded to include a staff or faculty member who is trained in anti-racism and diversity. DIC Priorities FAC AY 2021-22    
Faculty will continue to support efforts to recruit, hire, and retain diverse faculty DIC Priorities Diversity Advocates and all faculty AY 2021-22    
Establish hiring guidelines and training for staff similar to the faculty DIC Priorities HR AY 2020-21    
2.  Support the faculty in their commitment to achieve a more racially and ethnically diverse curriculum a) Create and distribute a guide that faculty can use to evaluate their course content and teaching practices in order to integrate more diverse, equitable, and antiracist perspectives, and to foster greater intercultural competence in class content. a) DIC Priorities a) Diversity Advocates AY 2020-21 a)  a) 
b) Members of the Diversity Advocates group, partnering with faculty members on Faculty Council and Diversity Trainers, will create and distribute a diversity, equity, and antiracism guiding framework that faculty can use to evaluate their course content & reading assignments, providing a baseline to build upon to best integrate more diverse, equitable and antiracist perspectives, in order to foster greater intercultural competence in class content. Resources may be contributed by current Diversity Trainers and other faculty or staff members or alumnae with teaching expertise or disciplinary knowledge of diversity “best practice.” b) Faculty Action Plan b) FAC and Faculty committees   b) Summer workshop on equity and inclusion provided faculty with rubric to assess their courses for equity and representation b)on-going
Document where the curriculum is currently addressing diversity, equity, and antiracism in courses and programs. This information will identify existing strengths in the curriculum while highlighting areas where more intentional work needs to be done. DIC Priorities CUE and GPPC in consultation with Department Chairs AY 2020-21    
a) Review the syllabus guidelines given to faculty members to ensure that our statement on diversity and inclusion acknowledges the value of diverse perspectives in the classroom. a) DIC Priorities a) APSC AY 2020-21 a)  a) 
b) The Academic Policies and Services Committee will review the syllabus guidelines given to faculty members to ensure that the statement on diversity and inclusion acknowledges the value of diverse perspectives in the classroom. b) Faculty Action Plan b) FPC   b) b)
Revise the College’s Liberal Arts Curriculum to engage more systematically with diversity, equity, and antiracism. DIC Priorities CUE and the Provost AY 2021-22    
Recommend that a faculty member be appointed to partner with the Director of Diversity and Inclusion, to facilitate coordination of faculty activities and curriculum surrounding diversity, social justice, and advocacy. DIC Priorities FAC AY 2021-22    
Seek funding for faculty development to assist faculty in the creation of courses that are more inclusive and culturally aware. DIC Priorities FAC, FDC and the Provost AY 2021-22    
Increase the number of faculty Diversity Advocates and expand and support their role to enable them to serve as mentors/advocates able to partner with academic departments as departments seek to recognize and respond to racism in their courses and programs. Faculty Action Plan Individual Faculty members, academic departments and Faculty committees AY 2020-21    
Compile and share a set of resources on diversity, equity & and anti-racist content and pedagogy to assist faculty as they seek to revise their courses and teaching practices. Ask department chairs to encourage their faculty to review and utilize these resources frequently. Faculty Action Plan Individual Faculty members, academic departments and Faculty committees AY 2020-21 a) Anti-racism course created in Canvas in summer 2020 b) Resources compiled on anti-racism website On-going
Create an appropriate mechanism for support and accountability as departments seek to identify and implement course and program revisions that will foster a greater understanding of racism and discrimination and their effects, as well as to help our students to recognize and combat them. Faculty Action Plan Individual Faculty members, academic departments and Faculty committees AY 2020-21    
a) Require all faculty members and returning adjuncts to attend all diversity modules provided by the Diversity Trainers. a) Faculty Action Plan a) Individual Faculty members, academic departments and Faculty committees AY 2020-21 a)  a) 
b) Require attendance at diversity training modules for all faculty and returning adjuncts. Working with the Provost, department chairs are expected to ensure their faculty members’ completion of these modules. The Faculty Personnel Committee will work with the Provost to make diversity training mandatory for all new faculty hires. It will also discuss how to make these trainings mandatory for adjuncts who have taught or will likely teach at the college for more than one semester. In addition, the FPC will consult with the Provost about how commitment to future modules will be obtained. b) Faculty Action Plan b) FPC and Faculty committees   b) b)
The Faculty Council will strongly advocate for time set aside at the August and January faculty workshops, or at a separately scheduled faculty forum, to provide an opportunity for instruction in and discussion of social justice issues, including racism, microaggressions, and accommodations. At the August workshop, for example, departments can be provided with an opportunity to use the diversity, equity, and antiracism guiding framework described above to evaluate programs and courses, and to discuss needed changes and how they might be accomplished. Faculty Action Plan FAC AY 2020-21 Day set aside in August workshop. Plans underway for January workshop to include further work Substantially underway
The Faculty Council will continue its series of faculty talks using a virtual platform, this year to be focused on faculty who conduct research involving racism, diverse pedagogies, or social advocacy, or who use such research to inform their teaching. All faculty and adjuncts will be encouraged to attend these talks. Faculty Action Plan FAC AY 2020-21 Series scheduled and published Substantially underway
Review each team's curriculum to make sure they reflect our emphasis on diversity, equity, and antiracism. Athletics Action Plan Department of Athletics AY 2020-21   On-going
3.  Support, celebrate and recongize anti-racist work by faculty and staff Historical project to highlight advocacy and work to be accomplished DIC Priorities Communication, Media Studies and History departments with collaboration from Alumnae Affairs AY 2020-21    
a) Formalize how faculty have addressed issues of diversity, equity, and antiracism in faculty annual self-evaluations. a) DIC Priorities a) FPC and Provost AY 2020-21 On FPC agenda and in Provost's goals a) 
b) Include space and a prompt within the yearly self-evaluation form for faculty issued by the Provost’s Office to discuss how they have addressed diversity, equity, and antiracism issues in their teaching and what plans they have to achieve greater awareness of these issues and to implement that knowledge more fully into their teaching and interactions with students. b) Faculty Action Plan b) Individual Faculty members, academic departments and Faculty committees   b) b)
c) The Faculty Personnel Committee will work with the Provost to formalize how faculty have addressed issues of diversity, equity, and antiracism in faculty self-evaluations. c) Faculty Action Plan c) FPC   c) c)
Advocate for time set aside for all faculty to learn and discuss social justice issues, including racism, microaggressions, and accommodations. DIC Priorities FAC AY 2020-21    
Use the monthly faculty speaker series to spotlight those faculty whose research addresses racism, diverse pedagogies, or social advocacy, or who use such research to inform their teaching. DIC Priorities FAC AY 2020-21    
Discuss how best to include faculty teaching, scholarship and service that involves diversity and equity into the formal expectations and responsibilities of faculty provided in the Faculty Handbook (the central document that offers guidelines for faculty performance). DIC Priorities FPC AY 2020-21    
Development of a Faculty and Staff of Color Colleague Resource group DIC Priorities CDI AY 2020-21    
Development of layered support for BIPOC staff and faculty DIC Priorities HR and FPC AY 2021-22    
Consulting with department chairs, the Committee on Undergraduate Education and the Graduate Programs and Policies Committee will document where departments are addressing diversity, equity, and antiracism in courses and programs. A status report, including committee recommendations and departmental plans, should be included by CUE and GPPC in their end-of-year report, which is distributed to all faculty and those staff members included on the All Faculty distribution list. The reports should additionally be shared with the Director of Diversity and Inclusion. Faculty Action Plan FPC and Faculty committees AY 2020-21    
The Faculty Personnel Committee will, in its planned revision of the expectations for faculty provided in the Faculty Handbook, consider whether and how those expectations convey an appropriate valuing of faculty work involving diversity and equity through teaching, scholarship, and service. The FPC should also review the peer review guidelines and provide a mechanism for commentary on how the instructor being reviewed addresses diversity, equity, and antiracism. Faculty Action Plan FPC AY 2020-21    
Review staff professional development opportunities and departmental student-athlete development programming. Athletics Action Plan Department of Athletics AY 2020-21    
4.  Review our data collection processes and capacities to support the work of ensuring equity Review disaggregate historical expulsion data and review process and related policies DIC Priorities Dean of Students; Dean of Student Success AY 2020-21    
Review disaggregate retention and persistence data for BIPOC across the college and academic programs. DIC Priorities Retention and Persistence Committee AY 2020-21    
Review and update housing and student policies to decrease student policing DIC Priorities Dean of Students   AY 2020-21    
Yearly review of CDI work with disaggregate data report to be posted on website DIC Priorities CDI AY 2020-21    
Yearly review of Study Abroad disaggregate data report to be posted on website. DIC Priorities Office of Global Initiatives AY 2020-21    
Review of Bias process and policy DIC Priorities Bias Response Team AY 2020-21    
5.  Ensure the Alumnae Affairs office is equitable in its programming and outreach Create communication strategy that is equitable in its engagement of all alumni DIC Priorities Alumnae Affairs AY 2020-21    
Celebrate BIPOC alumni equitably and intentionally DIC Priorities Alumnae Affairs AY 2020-21    
Engage BIPOC alumni committing equitable resources DIC Priorities Alumnae Affairs AY 2020-21    
Diversity and Inclusion Council to add representative in Alumnae Affairs DIC Priorities Diversity and Inclusion Council AY 2020-21    
Advocate for more representation of BIPOC alumnae in the Alumnae Association DIC Priorities Alumnae Affairs AY 2020-21    
Create equitable chapters for BIPOC and other alumnae who have been historically underrepresented DIC Priorities Alumnae Affairs AY 2020-21    
Develop initiatives that address past negatives DIC Priorities Alumnae Affairs AY 2020-21    
6.  Review Campus Police disaggregate data Review of campus police disaggregate data DIC Priorities Diversity and Inclusion Council AY 2020-21    
7.  Review financial aid policies and practices to ensure equity Financial aid packages – Policy statement and appeal process on race blind process DIC Priorities SFS AY 2020-21    
Review financial aid awards and closing the gap CMT. data to identify opportunities for support DIC Priorities Closing the Gap Committee AY 2020-21    
8.  Ensure an equitable student experience on campus, in housing and through student activities Crestiad feature DIC Priorities Crestiad advisor AY 2020-21    
Enhance event offerings for BIPOC students DIC Priorities CDI AY 2020-21    
Identify and enhance Safe Spaces for BIPOC students DIC Priorities CDI and ISS (?) AY 2020-21    
Create mentoring opportunities for BIPOC students DIC Priorities Retention and Persistence Committee AY 2020-21    
Enhance Study Abroad strategies to make study abroad accessible to BIPOC students DIC Priorities Office of Global Initiatives AY 2020-21    
Microaggressions awareness campaign DIC Priorities Communications, in collaboration with CDI and HR AY 2020-21    
Development of an Equity based enrollment and scholarship opportunities DIC Priorities VPEM AY 2020-21    
Review use equitable use of pictures in CCC publication and development of best practice for the office DIC Priorities Communications    AY 2020-21    
Develop policy that bans hate symbols on campus with reporting structure DIC Priorities HR and Dean of Students AY 2020-21    
Review of CCC holidays, Juneteenth, indigenous people’s day, MLK, Cesar Chavez DIC Priorities HR and Communications AY 2020-21    
Allentown Community Engagement DIC Priorities Lutz Center for Community Service AY 2020-21    
Create a colleague resource group to create an intentional space of support and ommunity. Athletics Action Plan Department of Athletics AY 2020-21    
Create a departmental staff committee that will serve as an implementation team. This committee will focus on developing and implementing systemic changes. Athletics Action Plan Department of Athletics AY 2020-21    
Host monthly staff meetings centered around the discussion of diversity, equity, and antiracism. We will have an all-departmental read or research topic each month that we will discuss at every meeting. Athletics Action Plan Department of Athletics AY 2020-21    
Review each team's rules and regulations to make sure they reflect our emphasis on diversity, equity, and antiracism. Athletics Action Plan Department of Athletics AY 2020-21    
Review each team's recruiting processes to make sure they reflect our emphasis on diversity, equity, and antiracism. Athletics Action Plan Department of Athletics AY 2020-21    
Ensure staff members stay current with Cedar Crest College's diversity modules and make attendance at these modules a formalized topic during the annual staff evaluation period. Athletics Action Plan Department of Athletics AY 2020-21    
Hold a preseason meeting with all student-athletes to open up a space to facilitate conversations to discuss current events. To expand on this initial meeting, we will work with the Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) to coordinate other opportunities
throughout the year.
Athletics Action Plan Department of Athletics AY 2020-21    
Create a diversity and inclusion subcommittee within SAAC as the first step toward creating a student-athlete BIPOC organization. Athletics Action Plan Department of Athletics AY 2020-21    
Actively educate our student-athletes on the electoral process and its significance. This will involve hosting student-athlete focused voter registration drives and making all practice related activities optional for student-athletes on Election Day (November 3, 2020). Athletics Action Plan Department of Athletics AY 2020-21