The University of Nebraska-Lincoln fosters an environment of excellence in education, research, and public service by creating and supporting an inclusive campus that promotes diverse people and perspectives. By diversifying the faculty, students, and staff and advancing initiatives to create a more inclusive campus culture, University colleges and units will better reflect the globalized society that the University serves. In order to achieve systemic change, the University must embed transformational change within all academic and administrative units across campus.
The Diversity Planning Toolkits provide an overview of an established diversity planning process established with the Council on Inclusive Excellence and Diversity as well as specific tools for achieving a more inclusive teaching, learning, research, and work environment. The overall process and resources outlined in the guide provide opportunities for customization, with the guidance of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.
The following toolkits consists of:
- Climate Assessment – a sample of questions designed to solicit and assess opinions, feelings, perceptions, and expectations regarding a variety of factors pertinent to maintaining the climate, such as opportunities for growth, management, relationships, and environment, etc.
- Diversity Strategic Planning – designed to assist in the development, guidance, and influences of what an organization is, who it serves, what it does, and why. The development and implementation of a diversity strategic plan represents a roadmap to advance inclusive excellence by leveraging existing successful initiatives and embracing new innovative ideas.
- Planning Team Guide – provides guidance on the process of coming together as a group to create priorities and goals in the development of the diversity plan.
- Reflective Inventory for Diversity Planning – provides guidance on the process of coming together as a group to create priorities and goals in the development of the diversity plan.