Defining Our Framework
Words can mean very different things to different people, and how we define them can be powerful and instructive. As we move forward in advancing the Strategic Action Plan for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, we want to ensure that we are working with shared, collaboratively formed definitions of our strategic priorities: composition, belonging, and achievement. Once defined, these priorities will guide future data collection, programs, initiatives, and measurable goals.
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Composition is a measurement of the identity characteristics of individuals in our community, including gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, veteran status, and disability(ies).
Belonging is the sensibility among the members of a community that they are connected to each other, can do their best work, and have a sense of shared purpose and agency.
Achievement is a measurement of success within any domain, including graduation rates, time to degree, career placement, promotion and tenure, and merit-based compensation adjustments.