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Values: Community Ideas and Input

Our values answer, “how do we commit to doing our work together?”

Below are verbatim comments related to what the college's guiding values should be, gathered during the Fall 2018 all-staff, all-faculty, and Board of Trustees meetings.

  • Be accepting/tolerant of ALL religious beliefs and values people hold … inc. Christian community.
  • DITTO. Not minimizing those people…their values are as important as pc beliefs
  • An institution that develop and retains a culture of respect
  • To be seen as a place of acceptance and achievement for traditionally disadvantaged groups
  • For IC to become a safe, strong, and sustainable educational haven for a student body that is diverse with respect to age, race, ability, ethnicity, religion, nationality & political beliefs.
  • Create a culture for faculty/staff to work and one/equal colleagues
  • That white counterparts understand white privilege and how it has worked in their favor even when they didn’t notice.
  • Never forget that behind every student, staff and faculty member there is a person, family, and livelihood.

  • IC’s boldest aspirations should be creating an inclusive environment where students can learn & have all needs met (psychological, physical, social)
  • To make the college more accessible to a greater variety of students
  • Diversity among faculty and staff to reflect student body
  • Showing respect not only in the classroom but in the IC Workplace
  • Diversity in its truest form
  • Reduce campus distress by making IC more inclusive and accessible- by increasing it’s CAPS and Hammond to be 24/7 urgent care and be able to double its capacity.
  • Increase diversity on a large scale

  • Keeping education affordable for any student who academically could be admitted to IC.
  • Become a welcoming home to students of all backgrounds and identities.
  • To make sure its students feel welcome included and safe from when they first set foot on campus to when they graduate.
  • National and global leader in social justice- all students feel a sense of belonging through all facets of the campus environment
  • To expand inclusive culture to staff, students, faculty, and the greater finger lakes region
  • We should be an affordable inclusive and diverse community that is open and available to anyone who wants to be able to attend
  • We have an inclusive community that people of color and student/staff/faculty from other underrepresented groups feel safe and connected
  • Embracing philanthropy and seeing it as a positive benefit
  • To become a safe and joyous place to work, with representation of all levels (including admin
  • IC community will come together with respect and acceptance of differences in spite of what is happening national attitudes.
  • More centralized response to issues around discrimination and equity. Consider the creation of a position that oversees all complaints related to civil rights. Other colleges have those models. Also improve res halls and campus center facilities.
  • Increased efforts to make campus more identity-conscious for people of non-dominant identities.
  • Increase POC support and enrollment

  • At the end of the five-year plan: [A] more affordable education, better sense of community.
  • Diversity in its truest form and understand the true needs for students of color
  • Inclusion
  • Increase the involvement of all students in diversity. The current US climate is showing that this should be a top priority. They should learn more about who people, not like them, are living. Global
  • Valuing all its members
  • Affordability fosters diversity and helps to bring in the best people
  • Encouraging a culture of philanthropy among students, faculty staff, and alumni
  • I hope IC will seek a more diverse student body.
  • Staff and Faculty representative of the diversity of our students – Identity – conscious approaches in both education and student affairs
  • Break down barriers between staff/ faculty/ students/ community
  • Have the IC community truly reflect an integrated community that fully appreciates all members.
  • More accessibility
  • Diversity training to develop more culturally competent employees. To be a place where students from all walks of life have access to all IC has to offer

  • Creating an inclusive learning and practice environment where everyone involved (students, staff, faculty, and administration) feels valued for their labor and learning.
  • To be a racially and culturally welcoming campus that critically examines itself and continuously seeks ways to be a welcoming and inclusive space.
  • A model for inclusive pedagogy and to offer true cross-disciplinary work
  • Through action, service, commitment, collaboration
  • IC faculty and staff will always be thinking about equity and inclusion not just as a topic but as a part of their job Increased focus on environmental sustainability. Also make it easier for community members to navigate and support/identify growth opportunities
  • continuing this journey—fostering community, inclusivity, and brave spaces
  • More diverse faculty and students
  • Meet the full need of all students
  • Broadening our understanding of those we might serve