As I first shared with you in May, the DSA Diversity Council worked with EAB to conduct a small number of focus groups regarding diversity, inclusion, and engagement of staff within the division. These focus groups in June and July were part of our campaign to follow up on the results of the 2018 campus climate survey. The 22 staff who participated were selected from across all reporting levels and roles in the division.
I want to thank the 22 staff members who took time out of their busy schedules to participate and offer their honest feedback, thoughts and opinions.
I have spent a lot of time reading through and thinking about the results and considering how best to move forward with what we learned.
Here are some immediate action items resulting from the feedback we received:
These are just a few of the immediate actions we are taking. I will work with the Diversity Council to continue to review the results and formulate more concrete steps we will take to address these important issues.
I again want to thank those who participated. We have done much work to make our division and University an inclusive environment for everyone but I know we have much work left to do.
I ask that you all continue on this journey with me and stay committed to this important work.
Elizabeth With Ed.D.
Vice President for Student Affairs