Inclusive Excellence Training, Advocacy, Community, and Toolkits (IETACT)
IETACT targets university units and involves training of chairs,directors, and IE leaders with the end goal of implementing positive practices for improving inclusive climate in all units. It involves the creation of a cross-campus yearly IE training and workshop for new chairs and directors and campus IE leaders.The purpose behind such an endeavor would be multifold: building campus community networks around IE engagement;providing hands-on experiential ideas, solutions, and best practices for Chairs & Directors (C&Ds)– or their equivalent –to support and mentor faculty and staff in IE issues and endeavors; and encouraging policies, practices, and everyday conversations that ensure all feel accepted and a sense of belonging on the DU campus. Readings and best practice documents from trainings would be housed on a C&Ds portfolio toolkit resource site, easily accessible to C&Ds looking for information to support and inform IE-related issues. We know that inclusivity at all levels produces a higher performing university, and thus a campus-wide initiative,specifically geared toward C&D leadership has the potential to help faculty feel better supported at the department level,and thereby to improve and increase faculty happiness andengagement, and ultimately retention rates.
To build community around IE, provide hands-on experiential ideas, solutions, and best practices encouraging all to feel accepted and to have a sense of belonging to DU’s campus.
Scope of Work
The working group will:
- Create & pilot inclusive excellence scenario-based workshop for chair andlike roles.
- Develop a set of readings and best practices documents from training housed on a C&Ds Portfolio Toolkit resource site for easy access
Languages & literatures, College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences
Political Science, College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences
English and Literary Arts, College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences
Computer Science, College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics