Action Planning for Divisions, Colleges, Schools, and Departments
Values and Visions – Roadmaps to Excellence
Action Planning Next Steps: 5+5
Our action planning process is, at its center, based in the 5 goals of the Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Vision. These goals along with the accompanying strategies emerged from a three-year process of co-creation—incorporating the gathering and organizing of previous feedback, multiple layers of community engagement, and stakeholder review at every stage in the development process.
We are supplementing this with the intellectual framework developed by Dr. Maisha T. Winn and Dr. Lawrence (Torry) Winn of the Center for Transformative Justice in Education Center.
Their 5 Pedagogies are:
- History Matters
- Race Matters
- Language Matters
- Justice Matters
- Futures Matter
- Maisha T. Winn, "Imagining Equity: Leveraging the 5 Pedagogical Stances," Imagine Learning, 2021.
- Maisha T. Winn, "Paradigm Shifting Toward Justice in Teacher Education," University of Michigan, Teaching Works, March 2019.
This framework allows for deeper reflection by planning participants on:
- how to authentically suspend harm with a goal of improving climate,
- how to interrupt the status quo in our learning and working environments so as to invite inclusive innovation,
- how to foster workplace and learning communities as sites for restorative practice, centering justice in our notions of meaningful work
As with many of our efforts, our approach to planning is introspective and inquisitive, supporting the building of community so that units develop their own accountability and responsibility for creating and enforcing inclusive practice within their organizational culture.
Step 1: Readiness
- Organize a standing DEI Committee
- Familiarize your organization with campus DEI goals including the Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Plan; Goal 3 of To Boldy Go, and the HSI Taskforce Report
- Take the temperature of your unit’s DEI climate
- Best practices for organizing your DEI taskforce or committee - forthcoming
- iDARE resources
- Introduction to the Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Vision Course, 90 minutes DEI Education Program, Contact us.
Step 2: Address Histories, Race, Justice, Language – Reflection and Learning
- Work with TJE on organizational reflection and deep dives into organizational history and anti-racism best practices
- Incorporate guidance from other leaders and frameworks
- Restoring Justice. Transforming Education at UC Davis (video)
- Maisha T. Winn and Lawrence T. Winn (eds.), Restorative Justice in Education Transforming Teaching and Learning Through the Disciplines
- Maisha T. Winn, Justice on Both Sides: Transforming Education Through Restorative Justice
- Transformative Justice in Education's "Futures Matter 2020-21 Virtual Workshop Series"
- Anti-racism Voices
Step 3: Engagement and Research
- Engage all members of your organization in planning
- Work with DEI committee to develop organization-wide and individual ongoing professional development plans
- Gather any additional research or recommendations from within your organization and from key stakeholders
- Activities to help you engage your constituents (forthcoming)
- Templates for gathering feedback and recommendations (forthcoming)
- Anti-racism Reading & Resources
- Anti-racism Syllabus
- Unit & Department Trainings
- Anti-racism Guidance
Step 4: Address Futures – Plan and Act
- Write your Action plan
- Develop your implementation plan
- Gather resources and set a timeline
- Plan and implementation templates (forthcoming)
- HR Staff Experience Survey – Understand and Take Action on Staff Engagement – There are particularly good resources under the “Propelling Action” and “Resources for Taking Action” Sections
- iDARE resources
- DEI Goal Matching Model
- 11 Suggested Actions Toward Anti-Racism
Step 5: Sustain, Assess, and Iterate
- Share your progress with us and the campus
- Engage, mentor, and coach
- Anti-racism Values
- Strategic Investments Document
- Diversity Courses – Professional Development Programs
- HR Staff Experience Survey – Toolbox for Managers and/Supervisors
- Manager Mirror IDP (in draft):
What is it?
IDP – Employee (forthcoming)
IDP – Supervisor (forthcoming)
The Office of Diversity Equity Inclusion is partnering with other entities on campus to provide tools and resources to support DEI action planning and professional development.
- Orientation to the Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Vision
- Consultations on professional and organizational development
- Ongoing education and support
- Provide opportunities for organizational and professional development
- Provide a theoretical framework to our DEI Work: 5 Pedagogical Stances—History Matters, Race Matters, Justice Matters, Language Matters, Futures Matter (Winn, Maisha T. and Lawrence Winn, 2020)
- Campus DEI Scan: the current status of DEI's strategic goals and application to departments and units on campus
- Interviews, Documentation: Assess status of goals at campus departments and units; determine status and performance of departments and units
- Monitoring tools and procedures: Consolidate results and ensure ongoing monitoring; organize ongoing monitoring tools and procedure
- Working collaboratively and in parallel to support DEI action planning
- Development of resources