Culture of Inclusive Excellence Objectives

We will achieve our goal by strategically focusing on four areas:

  1. Embrace an environment of shared Inclusive Excellence through processes, policies and training
  2. Cultivate an enriching and inclusive Culture and Climate by developing cultural competency of all members of the College of Agricultural Sciences
  3. Develop a thriving Diverse and Inclusive Community of scholars and learners through recruitment, retention and progression of all members of the College of Agricultural Sciences
  4. Establish and Implement Transparent and Objective Accomplishment Metrics.

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What we need to do all of the time – Communicate with transparency the progress toward success metrics for each of our goals within CAS, across CSU campus and with external partners.

Inclusive Excellence

  • The College of Agricultural Sciences will develop a shared definition, with dimensions and metrics, of Inclusive Excellence to be utilized across all academic and administrative units by summer of 2018.
  • Each academic and administrative unit within the College of Agricultural Sciences will have the shared definition, dimensions and metrics of Inclusive Excellence approved as part of the unit’s governance and performance evaluation process by December 2018.

Culture and Climate

  • Ninety-Five percent of Students within the College of Agricultural Sciences will identify the College Learning Environment as inclusive by the year 2024
  • Ninety-Five percent of Faculty within the College of Agricultural Sciences will identify the College Environment as inclusive by the year 2024
  • Ninety Five percent of Staff within the College of Agricultural Sciences will identify the College Learning Environment as inclusive by the year 2024

Diverse Community

  • Increase the number of underrepresented minority students in the College of Agricultural Sciences programs to 20% of the student population by the year 2022
  • Increase the number of students from rural communities from 37% to 50% by the year 2022
  • Increase the number of ethnic minority students to represent 20% of the graduating undergraduate class by the year 2022
  • Increase the number of underrepresented and traditionally marginalized students to represent at least 30% of each graduate research programs within the CAS by the year 2022
  • Increase the number of international student enrollment in the undergraduate and graduate programs to 10% of total enrollment in Fall 2022
  • Increase the number of marginalized and traditionally excluded faculty in the CAS to 15% of total by the year 2025
  • Increase the number of women faculty in tenured/tenure-track positions within the CAS to 45% of the total by the year 2025
  • Eliminate opportunity gaps across all underrepresented student groups by 2025

Transparent Accountability/Accomplishment Metrics

  • The College will develop and implement specific dimensions-based metrics to evaluate individual contributions to Inclusive Excellence by December 2018
  • The College will design and launch a public dashboard to communicate unit-level progress on Inclusive Excellence dimensions by Spring 2019
  • The College will include Inclusive Excellence dimensions and metrics in performance evaluations of academic faculty and staff beginning 2020
  • The College of Agricultural Sciences will eliminate all differences in climate perceptions by gender and ethnicity as measured by nationally recognized assessment tools and metrics by the year 2025.
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