Action Items to Address Racism and Cultural Bias
The action items detailed below have been formed primarily from the work completed by the Diversity Strategic Planning Committee in 2010, suggestions of campus community members, and from the best practices campus leaders have learned about in this important field of work.
Some of the action items listed were started many months and even years ago by community members. Thank you to those who have already devoted time and effort to these initiatives. Work on other action items has yet to begin.
These initiatives will continue to evolve to best serve the needs of the IC community and to reflect additional feedback as we strive—together—to make Ithaca College an inclusive and welcoming place for all community members and visitors.
Timing and Accountability
The college is committed to pursuing the initiatives as quickly as possible, but they also need to be implemented in the right way for IC. Careful thought and feedback from faculty, staff, and students on campus is absolutely necessary to make sure that the action items are developed and rolled out to best meet our community’s goals.
A projected timeline for completion of the initiatives was originally posted on October 29, 2015, to provide guidance to the college on the work ahead. As the actual work progresses, research is completed, and project scopes are defined, updates will be posted next to each action item and the timeline will be updated. As with any project, new feedback, unforeseen logistical challenges, or changes to the scope of projects may necessitate changes to projected deadlines. Those changes will be reflected on the timeline.
More feedback is needed to help refine the initiatives. Please use this form to share your ideas on the initiatives you feel the college should adopt in order to make IC a more inclusive and welcoming community. Your ideas will be discussed by campus leaders and the Council for Diversity and Inclusion.
Cross-Cultural Awareness and Effectiveness
Council for Diversity and Inclusion
The Council on Diversity and Inclusion (CODI) was established fall 2015 to serve as a permanent standing council.
A committee will help prepare the campus for the upcoming campus climate survey.
Hiring and Retention of Faculty and Staff
Campus Climate Survey
A new campus climate survey will assess the feelings and attitudes of students, faculty, and staff about all facets of their experience at IC.
Residential Life and Office of Public Safety Work Group
Improving the working relationships between these two staff groups will help promote an environment where ALANA students feel safe and respected.