Department-Level Diversity Plans

The following plans are already underway, with more to come during the 2021 Autumn Quarter:

Action steps: All staff participate in the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) and identify the barriers and strengths within the team and in the culture of the office.

Addresses the following universitywide diversity goals: 

2. Cultivating diversity and reconciliation competencies. This goal focuses on creating a learning environment where all students, faculty, and staff develop the competencies needed to facilitate understanding, healing, and reconciliation across differences. 

Action steps: Measure CFL usage and experience of students who are BIPOC and/or have disabilities through an annual survey. Conduct course grade gap analysis using multiple student identity categories (including race/ethnicity, gender, and income/class) to determine which classes the CFL will support through free tutoring. Conduct thorough review of CFL website, social media, language, quotes, images, and resources used in trainings, workshops, and class curriculums for inclusiveness.

Addresses the following universitywide diversity goals: 

3. Fostering an environment of belonging. This goal focuses on promoting respect and dignity for all members of the SPU community and removing barriers to meaningful participation in the life of our campus.

4. Maximizing resources for equitable outcomes. This goal focuses on leveraging University resources toward the alleviation of disparities in student outcomes and experiences.

As of Spring Quarter 2021, the following departments have submitted a DRE: English & Cultural Studies; Family & Consumer Sciences; Engineering & Computer Science; Art; Communications; Mathematics; Languages, Cultures, & Linguistics; Biology; and Music.

DRE Action Steps: Facilitate a process of department-level reflection, reporting, and strategic planning for diversity, equity, and inclusion with a focus on recruitment, hiring, and retention; curricular integration; and departmental culture.

Addresses the following universitywide diversity goals: 

1. Reflecting the diversity of God's kingdom. This goal focuses on developing comprehensive strategies for attracting, welcoming, and retaining diverse students, faculty, and staff.

2. Cultivating diversity and reconciliation competencies. This goal focuses on creating a learning environment where all students, faculty, and staff develop the competencies needed to facilitate understanding, healing, and reconciliation across differences. 

3. Fostering an environment of belonging. This goal focuses on promoting respect and dignity for all members of the SPU community and removing barriers to meaningful participation in the life of our campus.

4. Maximizing resources for equitable outcomes. This goal focuses on leveraging University resources toward the alleviation of disparities in student outcomes and experiences.

Action steps: Conduct equity audit of student accountability and conduct process. Assess campus climate, with emphasis on the experiences of students who are BIPOC.

Addresses the following universitywide diversity goals: 

3. Fostering an environment of belonging. This goal focuses on promoting respect and dignity for all members of the SPU community and removing barriers to meaningful participation in the life of our campus.

4. Maximizing resources for equitable outcomes. This goal focuses on leveraging University resources toward the alleviation of disparities in student outcomes and experiences.

Action steps: Restructure hiring process. Eliminate biased technology terminology. Reduce the digital divide (lower barriers of cost, accessibility, and knowledge). 

Addresses the following universitywide diversity goals: 

1. Reflecting the diversity of God's kingdom. This goal focuses on developing comprehensive strategies for attracting, welcoming, and retaining diverse students, faculty, and staff.

3. Fostering an environment of belonging. This goal focuses on promoting respect and dignity for all members of the SPU community and removing barriers to meaningful participation in the life of our campus.

4. Maximizing resources for equitable outcomes. This goal focuses on leveraging University resources toward the alleviation of disparities in student outcomes and experiences.

Action Steps: Host message meetings with faculty and staff from each graduate program and Student Financial Services. Create and implement a strategic recruitment plan. 

Addresses the following universitywide diversity goals: 

1. Reflecting the diversity of God's kingdom. This goal focuses on developing comprehensive strategies for attracting, welcoming, and retaining diverse students, faculty, and staff.

Action steps: Develop a boilerplate  statement that articulates the value of diversity as central to our University mission, and include statement within each job posting to clearly communicate our institutional commitment to diversity and inclusion. Collaborate with OIEX to implement the Search Advocate program.

Addresses the following universitywide diversity goals: 

1. Reflecting the diversity of God's kingdom. This goal focuses on developing comprehensive strategies for attracting, welcoming, and retaining diverse students, faculty, and staff.

Action steps: Review and revise Library Strategic Plan and Assessment Framework. Review job descriptions and position announcements as well as recruitment, interview, and onboarding processes for all positions, including student workers. Create a professional development and mentorship program for student employee retention to help increase pool of future candidates. Facilitate professional development opportunities and provide regular input into staff meeting agendas through the Library Diversity Committee. Encourage and fund staff participation in Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI), including consultation and creation of an Intercultural Plan incorporated into Professional Development Plans. Incorporate Professional Development Plan recommendations from Faculty Diversity Committee. Incorporate diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) teaching practices in the library's instructional program. Develop criteria for reviewing the Information Studies syllabi around diverse resources. Promote inclusive pedagogies in non-library faculty professional development programs. Partner with faculty to identify and select diverse learning resources. Advocate for adoption of Open Educational Resources (OER). Conduct DEI analysis of library collection. Identify and implement best practices regarding signage and space to increase access to library facilities. Create a DEI style guide for library documentation and communications and review existing documentation. Identify a survey instrument for collecting feedback from patrons to use in 2021-22. Continue advocacy for University Design for Learning including captioning, document structure, contrasting colors in presentations. Regularly review and address student technology needs. Continue outreach to diverse populations - support of Night Against Procrastination. Apply a DEI lens to public services. Dedicate financial resources to advance library's DEI work.

Addresses the following universitywide diversity goals: 

1. Reflecting the diversity of God's kingdom. This goal focuses on developing comprehensive strategies for attracting, welcoming, and retaining diverse students, faculty, and staff.

2. Cultivating diversity and reconciliation competencies. This goal focuses on creating a learning environment where all students, faculty, and staff develop the competencies needed to facilitate understanding, healing, and reconciliation across differences. 

3. Fostering an environment of belonging. This goal focuses on promoting respect and dignity for all members of the SPU community and removing barriers to meaningful participation in the life of our campus.

4. Maximizing resources for equitable outcomes. This goal focuses on leveraging University resources toward the alleviation of disparities in student outcomes and experiences.

Action steps: Find and market scholarships for students who want to study abroad. Increase the Collaborative International Online Learning (COIL) program to engage more faculty and students in global experiences. Develop student learning goals and "badges" for students developing intercultural and global competencies. Provide activities in which international and domestic students are invited to engage with one another. Encourage language partners with domestic language learners. Work with University leadership to create vision for global engagement. 

Addresses the following universitywide diversity goals: 

1. Reflecting the diversity of God's kingdom. This goal focuses on developing comprehensive strategies for attracting, welcoming, and retaining diverse students, faculty, and staff.

2. Cultivating diversity and reconciliation competencies. This goal focuses on creating a learning environment where all students, faculty, and staff develop the competencies needed to facilitate understanding, healing, and reconciliation across differences. 

3. Fostering an environment of belonging. This goal focuses on promoting respect and dignity for all members of the SPU community and removing barriers to meaningful participation in the life of our campus.

4. Maximizing resources for equitable outcomes. This goal focuses on leveraging University resources toward the alleviation of disparities in student outcomes and experiences.

Action Steps: Conduct ongoing review and assessment of SPU's policies and practices for the prevention and remedying of discrimination and harassment. Convene cross-campus advisory group, in collaboration with OEIX, HR, OSS, Staff Council, and the Faculty Staff Force on Sexual Harassment and Gender Discrimination.

Addresses the following universitywide diversity goals: 

2. Cultivating diversity and reconciliation competencies. This goal focuses on creating a learning environment where all students, faculty, and staff develop the competencies needed to facilitate understanding, healing, and reconciliation across differences. 

3. Fostering an environment of belonging. This goal focuses on promoting respect and dignity for all members of the SPU community and removing barriers to meaningful participation in the life of our campus.

4. Maximizing resources for equitable outcomes. This goal focuses on leveraging University resources toward the alleviation of disparities in student outcomes and experiences.

DRE Action Steps: Facilitate a process of department-level reflection, reporting, and strategic planning for diversity, equity, and inclusion with a focus on recruitment, hiring, and retention; curricular integration; and departmental culture.

Addresses the following universitywide diversity goals: 

1. Reflecting the diversity of God's kingdom. This goal focuses on developing comprehensive strategies for attracting, welcoming, and retaining diverse students, faculty, and staff.

2. Cultivating diversity and reconciliation competencies. This goal focuses on creating a learning environment where all students, faculty, and staff develop the competencies needed to facilitate understanding, healing, and reconciliation across differences. 

3. Fostering an environment of belonging. This goal focuses on promoting respect and dignity for all members of the SPU community and removing barriers to meaningful participation in the life of our campus.

4. Maximizing resources for equitable outcomes. This goal focuses on leveraging University resources toward the alleviation of disparities in student outcomes and experiences.

DRE Action Steps: Facilitate a process of department-level reflection, reporting, and strategic planning for diversity, equity, and inclusion with a focus on recruitment, hiring, and retention; curricular integration; and departmental culture.

Addresses the following universitywide diversity goals: 

1. Reflecting the diversity of God's kingdom. This goal focuses on developing comprehensive strategies for attracting, welcoming, and retaining diverse students, faculty, and staff.

2. Cultivating diversity and reconciliation competencies. This goal focuses on creating a learning environment where all students, faculty, and staff develop the competencies needed to facilitate understanding, healing, and reconciliation across differences. 

3. Fostering an environment of belonging. This goal focuses on promoting respect and dignity for all members of the SPU community and removing barriers to meaningful participation in the life of our campus.

4. Maximizing resources for equitable outcomes. This goal focuses on leveraging University resources toward the alleviation of disparities in student outcomes and experiences.

DRE Action Steps: Facilitate a process of department-level reflection, reporting, and strategic planning for diversity, equity, and inclusion with a focus on recruitment, hiring, and retention; curricular integration; and departmental culture.

Addresses the following universitywide diversity goals: 

1. Reflecting the diversity of God's kingdom. This goal focuses on developing comprehensive strategies for attracting, welcoming, and retaining diverse students, faculty, and staff.

2. Cultivating diversity and reconciliation competencies. This goal focuses on creating a learning environment where all students, faculty, and staff develop the competencies needed to facilitate understanding, healing, and reconciliation across differences. 

3. Fostering an environment of belonging. This goal focuses on promoting respect and dignity for all members of the SPU community and removing barriers to meaningful participation in the life of our campus.

4. Maximizing resources for equitable outcomes. This goal focuses on leveraging University resources toward the alleviation of disparities in student outcomes and experiences.

DRE Action Steps: Facilitate a process of department-level reflection, reporting, and strategic planning for diversity, equity, and inclusion with a focus on recruitment, hiring, and retention; curricular integration; and departmental culture.

Addresses the following universitywide diversity goals: 

1. Reflecting the diversity of God's kingdom. This goal focuses on developing comprehensive strategies for attracting, welcoming, and retaining diverse students, faculty, and staff.

2. Cultivating diversity and reconciliation competencies. This goal focuses on creating a learning environment where all students, faculty, and staff develop the competencies needed to facilitate understanding, healing, and reconciliation across differences. 

3. Fostering an environment of belonging. This goal focuses on promoting respect and dignity for all members of the SPU community and removing barriers to meaningful participation in the life of our campus.

4. Maximizing resources for equitable outcomes. This goal focuses on leveraging University resources toward the alleviation of disparities in student outcomes and experiences.

Action steps: All staff participate in Connecting Cultures workshop. Create ongoing action-learning initiative around the principles of equity and cultural competence building on the content of the workshop for new and continuing SAS employees and student staff. Review policies and practices of the department with a lens of diversity and reconciliation (including, but not limited to, hiring, performance review, and academic policies). Create a best practices document that will guide the department's approach to the work of SAS in general, with specific attention paid to how the values of equity, inclusion, and diversity play out within work (such as through messaging, communication, barriers, etc.). Form a Diversity and Equity Committee. 

Addresses the following universitywide diversity goals: 

2. Cultivating diversity and reconciliation competencies. This goal focuses on creating a learning environment where all students, faculty, and staff develop the competencies needed to facilitate understanding, healing, and reconciliation across differences. 

3. Fostering an environment of belonging. This goal focuses on promoting respect and dignity for all members of the SPU community and removing barriers to meaningful participation in the life of our campus.

4. Maximizing resources for equitable outcomes. This goal focuses on leveraging University resources toward the alleviation of disparities in student outcomes and experiences.

Action steps: Complete Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) assessment to better understand SCC staff (individual and group) strengths/barriers as it relates to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). Revise the SCC mission statement to more accurately reflect the current work and values of the SCC as it relates to DEI. Provide educational training for staff, including focus on DEI as it pertains to the clinical work, staff culture, and broader SPU context.

Addresses the following universitywide diversity goals: 

2. Cultivating diversity and reconciliation competencies. This goal focuses on creating a learning environment where all students, faculty, and staff develop the competencies needed to facilitate understanding, healing, and reconciliation across differences. 

3. Fostering an environment of belonging. This goal focuses on promoting respect and dignity for all members of the SPU community and removing barriers to meaningful participation in the life of our campus.

4. Maximizing resources for equitable outcomes. This goal focuses on leveraging University resources toward the alleviation of disparities in student outcomes and experiences.

Action steps: All staff attend a two-day workshop with Dr. Anu Taranath centered on dialogue across differences. Build on shared knowledge from the workshop to create an onboarding program for new hires. Develop a best practices document that guides the department's work in an equitable and accessible way. Implement quarterly conversations about a selected article/video focused on diversity and cultural competency.

Addresses the following universitywide diversity goals: 

1. Reflecting the diversity of God's kingdom. This goal focuses on developing comprehensive strategies for attracting, welcoming, and retaining diverse students, faculty, and staff.

2. Cultivating diversity and reconciliation competencies. This goal focuses on creating a learning environment where all students, faculty, and staff develop the competencies needed to facilitate understanding, healing, and reconciliation across differences. 

3. Fostering an environment of belonging. This goal focuses on promoting respect and dignity for all members of the SPU community and removing barriers to meaningful participation in the life of our campus.

Action steps: All staff participate in the "Foundations of Cultural Competencies" training through Cultures Connecting. Create a mission statement for diversity, equity, and inclusion engagement in the department.

Addresses the following universitywide diversity goals: 

2. Cultivating diversity and reconciliation competencies. This goal focuses on creating a learning environment where all students, faculty, and staff develop the competencies needed to facilitate understanding, healing, and reconciliation across differences. 

Action steps: Sacred Sounds of Christmas 2021 (Behold!) will be produced to include diverse representation to reflect Revelations 7:9 in diversity of alumni age, musical genres, and racial diversity. Intentional diversification of alumni award honorees. Increasing First Generation and Alumni of Color online engagement. Immediate hiring goals focusing on student worker staff. Expand reach out to faculty members who can promote Advancement job opportunities by proactively connecting with alumni of color who may be prospective applicants and inform them of the role. Develop practices and policies that proactively allow for communication around concerns of biases, storytelling practices, and microaggressions. 

Addresses the following universitywide diversity goals: 

1. Reflecting the diversity of God's kingdom. This goal focuses on developing comprehensive strategies for attracting, welcoming, and retaining diverse students, faculty, and staff.

3. Fostering an environment of belonging. This goal focuses on promoting respect and dignity for all members of the SPU community and removing barriers to meaningful participation in the life of our campus.

4. Maximizing resources for equitable outcomes. This goal focuses on leveraging University resources toward the alleviation of disparities in student outcomes and experiences.

Action steps: Participate in "Storytelling Strategies for Dismantling Racial Structures." Develop a best practices document that will guide the team's marketing approach. Develop and implement an ongoing action-learning initiative, through the UC Diversity Committee for new and continuing employees.

Addresses the following universitywide diversity goals: 

1. Reflecting the diversity of God's kingdom. This goal focuses on developing comprehensive strategies for attracting, welcoming, and retaining diverse students, faculty, and staff.

2. Cultivating diversity and reconciliation competencies. This goal focuses on creating a learning environment where all students, faculty, and staff develop the competencies needed to facilitate understanding, healing, and reconciliation across differences. 

3. Fostering an environment of belonging. This goal focuses on promoting respect and dignity for all members of the SPU community and removing barriers to meaningful participation in the life of our campus.

Action Steps: Assess camera set-up for card imaging to determine if it can be made more wheelchair accessible. Participate in gender identity and preferred name discussions and research card options so that if changes are required, they can be implemented quickly. Work with SAS and SFS to determine a process for identifying undocumented students and how to process their ID card. Research options to address student food insecurity, discuss options with Sodexo, and work with stakeholders to discuss options and implementation.

Addresses the following universitywide diversity goals: 

3. Fostering an environment of belonging. This goal focuses on promoting respect and dignity for all members of the SPU community and removing barriers to meaningful participation in the life of our campus.

4. Maximizing resources for equitable outcomes. This goal focuses on leveraging University resources toward the alleviation of disparities in student outcomes and experiences.


DRE Action Steps: Facilitate a process of department-level reflection, reporting, and strategic planning for diversity, equity, and inclusion with a focus on recruitment, hiring, and retention; curricular integration; and departmental culture.

Addresses the following universitywide diversity goals: 

1. Reflecting the diversity of God's kingdom. This goal focuses on developing comprehensive strategies for attracting, welcoming, and retaining diverse students, faculty, and staff.

2. Cultivating diversity and reconciliation competencies. This goal focuses on creating a learning environment where all students, faculty, and staff develop the competencies needed to facilitate understanding, healing, and reconciliation across differences. 

3. Fostering an environment of belonging. This goal focuses on promoting respect and dignity for all members of the SPU community and removing barriers to meaningful participation in the life of our campus.

4. Maximizing resources for equitable outcomes. This goal focuses on leveraging University resources toward the alleviation of disparities in student outcomes and experiences.