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Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Planning


The Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion (OIDI) will partner with Korn Ferry to create a plan or set of recommendations that the University can consider to help support the success of members of underrepresented groups.  The Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion will work with senior administration to determine which recommendations will be adopted, explored for implementation, resourced appropriately and executed in partnership with colleges/schools and units.  All of this information will be shared publicly with the University community and key constituents.

Target Audience

Recommendations in the plan will be aimed at supporting the success of members of underrepresented groups including students, faculty, staff and alumni.


Term Action
Spring 2019 Receive Final Report from Korn Ferry
Winter 2019 Conduct Undergraduate and Graduate Student Focus Groups
Winter 2019 Conduct Faculty and Staff Focus Groups
Winter 2019 Conduct Final Senior Leader Interviews
Winter 2019 Received Observational Report
Fall 2018 Reframed Scope
Fall 2018 Interviewed OIDI Staff
Fall 2018 Received Interim Observational Report
Fall 2018 Received Preview of Preliminary Findings 
Fall 2018 Conducted Alumni Focus Group
Fall 2018 Interviewed Senior Leaders
Summer 2018 - Fall 2018 Submitted Quantitative Data Reports to Korn Ferry

Summer 2018

Held OIDI Strategy Session

Winter 2018 Hired Korn Ferry
Fall 2017 Completed Proposal Vetting Process
Summer 2017 Reviewed Submitted Proposals
Spring 2017 Requested Proposals for Strategic Plan Development


Next Steps

Term Action
Summer-Fall 2019 Establish and Charge Working Groups
Fall 2019-Spring 2020 Convene Working Groups
Spring 2020 Generate and Submit Report to Senior Leaders
Spring-Summer 2020 Submit Budget Request to Support Implementation
Fall 2020-Spring 2021 OIDI Partners with Colleges/Schools and Units on Implementation