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Ul Diversity Strategic Plan


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Ul Diversity Strategic Plan

  1. 1. 2010-2015 Framework to Foster Diversity<br />University Libraries Strategic Plan Forum<br />
  2. 2. Agenda<br />Dean Eaton’s Remarks<br />Background on Framework and its process<br />Review Challenges and Strategic Indicators<br />Review University Libraries Goals and Strategies<br />Discuss Opportunities for Action and Metrics<br />
  3. 3. University Libraries Diversity Writing Group<br />Jennifer McCauley, chair<br />Robert Harris<br />Joseph Fennewald<br />Linda Klimczyk (Framework Only)<br />Jeffrey Knapp<br />Dan Mack (Framework Only)<br />Cathy O’Connell<br />Jacqueline Peagler<br />
  4. 4. Diversity @ Penn State<br />“More than a decade of experience”<br />Diversity Efforts are key for: <br /><ul><li>Equity and Inclusivity
  5. 5. Institutional Viability and Vitality
  6. 6. Preparing a Place in the World Economy</li></li></ul><li>Framework to Foster Diversity<br />
  7. 7. New Approach to Planning and Assessment<br />Seven challenges remain the same<br />Assessment shifting towards macro-level progress rather than micro-level reporting<br />Strategic plans should focus on<br />Goals<br />Strategies<br />Expected Measureable Outcomes <br />
  8. 8. Challenge 1: Developing a Shared and Inclusive Understanding of Diversity<br />Strategic Indicators<br />Evidence of the presence of a variety of communication strategies, including traditional and newer technologies, to disseminate accurate information and resources for diversity<br />Evidence of the presence of specific programs and initiatives that target populations beyond Race/Ethnicity and Gender <br />
  9. 9. Challenge 1: Developing a Shared and Inclusive Understanding of Diversity<br />Goal 1: Encourage Dialog on the Meaning of Diversity<br />Co-sponsor programming w/academic units<br />Promote the Religion and Cultural Series<br />Review and Revise the UL Diversity Definition<br />Goal 2: Utilize Multiple Communication Formats to Share Diversity Information<br />Expand the use of “Diversions” blog<br />Encourage use of Delicious site<br />Continue presence on Facebook<br />Offer instructional sessions for people interested in these new technologies<br />
  10. 10. Challenge 2: Creating a Welcoming Campus Climate<br />Strategic Indicators<br />University Faculty/Staff Survey<br />&quot;Acceptance of diversity in the workplace has improved on my campus in the past three years.”<br />Penn State Pulse Student Surveys: Satisfaction; First Year Experience; and Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation<br />“The University Park climate is supportive of students who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender.” <br />National Survey of Student Engagement, Penn State Results <br />
  11. 11. Challenge 2: Creating a Welcoming Campus Climate<br />Goal 1: Foster a Climate of Civility and Respect<br />Institutional Statement and Policy on Civility<br />Build skill set to manage civility issues<br />Transparency of civility activities and assessment <br />Goal 2: Creation of the Knowledge Commons for the PSU Community<br />Keep diversity challenges in mind during design and construction<br />Consult with expert help in regards to accessibility, emerging technologies, etc<br />Goal 3: Create a Positive Climate for Diversity within the Libraries<br />Diversity Liasons for campus and branch locations<br />Develop/co-sponsor event w/student groups<br />Promote free access to physical and virtual spaces and services (accessibility) <br />
  12. 12. Challenge 3: Recruiting and Retaining a Diverse Student Body<br />Strategic Indicators<br />Measures of Enrollment by Gender/Ethnicity in Ugrad, Grad, Masters, Doctoral, Adult Learners, etc.<br />Student Aid Data<br />Colleges and campuses are encouraged to report disaggregated data on student majors, shifts between majors, and grade-point average. <br />
  13. 13. Challenge 3: Recruiting and Retaining a Diverse Student Body<br />Goal 1: Collaborate with PSU Community<br />Articulate diversity efforts broadly<br />Promote programs like Fast-Start and Upward Bound Math and Science<br />Expand programs for adult and intl students<br />Support underprivileged through laptop circulation<br />
  14. 14. Challenge 4: Recruiting and Retaining a Diverse Workforce<br />Strategic Indicators<br />Gender and Ethnicity Breakdowns for:<br />Full-time Faculty<br />Full-time Exempt Staff<br />Full-time Nonexempt Staff<br />Full-time Technical Service<br />Faculty Turnover Rates<br />Tenure Success Rates<br />
  15. 15. Challenge 4: Recruiting and Retaining a Diverse Workforce<br />Goal 1: Recruit, Develop, and Retain Talented and Diverse Faculty and Staff<br />Review expertise and skills needed by Libraries; Revise positions, recruitment methods, training, and reward systems<br />Enhance faculty and create staff mentoring programs<br />Revise New Hire Orientation Program<br />Support innovative teaching methods<br />Devise methods for recruiting underrepresented groups for student positions<br />Hire Power training availability to search committees<br />Collaborate w/academic unit in hiring, e.g. President’s Opportunity Fund<br />Goal 2: Promote Library Related Career Paths<br />Assess benefits of a residency program for minority faculty members<br />Offer mentor workshops for current work/study students to inform them about the field<br />
  16. 16. Challenge 5: Developing a Curriculum that Fosters Intercultural and International<br />Strategic Indicators<br />Courses certified by the University Faculty Senate as Meeting the United States Cultures (US) and International Cultures (IL) or “US;IL” requirement <br />Number of permanent courses<br />Number of one semester course offerings<br />Participation in study abroad<br />
  17. 17. Challenge 5: Developing a Curriculum that Fosters Intercultural and International<br />Goal 1: Foster Liaison Relationships w/Academic Units<br />Contribute to diversity curricula at PSU<br />Track and assess acquisition of diversity-related materials<br />Commit funds for diversity-related materials<br />Encourage and recognize selectors purchasing multicultural materials<br />Goal 2: Publicize Specialized Diversity Collections to the PSU Community<br />Publish bulletins highlighting diversity collection purchases<br />Create web resources on diversity topics w/link to Libraries’ resources<br />Collaborate w/subject specialists to highlight collections<br />Develop instructional modules to support and promote collections<br />
  18. 18. Challenge 5: Developing a Curriculum that Fosters Intercultural and International<br />Goal 3: Evaluate and Strengthen Collections to Support Needs of PSU Community<br />Assess library collections and instructions in regards to General Education courses with a U.S. or Intl Culture requirement<br />Design services and resources to accommodate various learning styles and skill levels<br />Develop instructional materials and training for instructors focused on how to incorporate multicultural and diverse learning styles into instruction<br />Actively incorporate research examples that showcase diversity-related issues<br />Review guides, handouts and examples to determine the use of diversity<br />Create guides and brochures in languages (e.g. Chinese, Japanese, Spanish, etc)<br />Adopt best practices for librarian interested in incorporating diversity perspectives into instruction<br />
  19. 19. Challenge 6: Diversifying University Libraries Leadership and Management<br />Strategic Indicators<br />Gender and Ethnicity Breakdowns for:<br />Executives, Administrators, Academic Administrators<br />Composition of University Faculty Senate (also broken down by age)<br />Composition of Board of Trustees<br />Faculty/Staff Survey:<br />My department/unit provides visible leadership to foster diversity <br />
  20. 20. Challenge 6: Diversifying University Libraries Leadership and Management<br />Goal 1: Provide Diversity Training for Leadership Positions<br />Develop a syllabus for training based on climate issues (ex: Mastering Supervision)<br />Encourage attendance of diversity/civility programs<br />Incorporate civility concepts into Upward Feedback<br />Goal 2: Mentor Personnel from Underrepresented Groups for Leadership Opportunities<br />Encourage leadership to mentor personnel from diverse backgrounds<br />Annually review Libraries task forces’ and committees’ composition<br />Build diverse candidate pools when vacancies occur<br />
  21. 21. Challenge 7: Coordinating Organizational Change to Support Our Diversity Goals<br />Strategic Indicators<br />Strong relationship between diversity planning and general strategic planning<br />Institutionalized enhancements to the diversity strategic planning process and resources<br />Presence of structures to ensure that issues of diversity, inclusion, and equity are represented at the highest levels of administrative decision making<br />
  22. 22. Challenge 7: Coordinating Organizational Change to Support Our Diversity Goals<br />Goal 1: Grow Partnerships with PSU Community<br />Identify joint projects w/Multicultural Center, Student Support Services, Office for Disability Services, etc.<br />Increase collaborative efforts in regards to diversity-related events and programs <br />Goal 2: Promote Free Expression of Ideas to Foster Diversity<br />Promote the Civility Team and other initiatives emerging from assessment<br />Encourage the discussion and understanding of a culture of respect<br />Encourage diversity focused tactics on subunit tactical plans<br />
  23. 23. Questions? & Next Steps<br /><ul><li> University Libraries Feedback
  24. 24. Send to:
  25. 25. Deadline: Nov. 2</li>