The University of Wisconsin–Madison has a 30-year history of actively working to improve the diversity of the institution, improve access to public education, and create an inclusive campus climate. This year, the university is renewing its commitment to diversity with the next map toward this goal, Diversity Plan 2013. In order to build on past successes and provide the information needed to maximize the participation of the entire campus and community, this site brings together the history of UW–Madison diversity planning, updates on the process, including opportunities to provide feedback and attend listening sessions.
Strategic Diversity Update
Written on Monday, February 03, 2014
As the spring semester begins, the Ad Hoc Diversity Planning Committee would like to provide our campus and community partners with an update on our progress and future plans.
Since wrapping up over a dozen engagement sessions around campus and the broader Madison community this past November and December, the Ad Hoc Diversity Planning Committee has been hard at work processing the enormously valuable suggestions, comments, and heartfelt stories shared by the several hundred participants who took time out of their busy schedules to have a conversation about UW-Madison’s framework for diversity and inclusive excellence. Thanks to the commitment and dedication of the many volunteers from both the campus and community who helped to lead conversations and to record the stories of our community, the ad hoc committee has been reading all of the data collected and integrating those stories into a draft framework.
Soon, the committee will release an initial draft of the recommendations and framework to the four shared governance bodies and senior campus leadership for feedback and suggestions. Once the feedback and suggestions are given to the committee, the recommendations and suggestions gathered from our fall semester engagement sessions will be interwoven into the initial draft and then released to the UW-Madison and broader community for further feedback, suggestions, and recommendations on how best to create a framework for diversity and inclusive excellence that is responsive to and reflective of the UW-Madison campus and Madison communities.
Later in the spring semester, the committee will hold a second round of engagement sessions to discuss and gather feedback related to the draft recommendations and framework. We are hard at work securing dates and locations for these events, and will publish and update as soon as we have confirmed details. As always, we are listening and encourage everyone to continue to submit feedback, recommendations, and suggestions to the committee: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ad Hoc Diversity Planning Committee meets on the following Tuesdays from 3–5 p.m. in room 3190 Grainger Hall, with the exception of February 4, which will be in room 5120.
The University of Wisconsin-Madison is and will continue to be passionately committed to a diverse and inclusive learning environment.
Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Paul M. DeLuca, Jr.