Diversity Action Plans

‚ÄčRecommendations for DAPs

  • NDEW 2017 Recommendations for Departmental Actions and Diversity Action Plan NDEW 2017 Diversity Action Plan    

Definition: 

  • A DAP is a written statement which summarizes a group’s —viz, your department’s— plan to advanced inclusive excellence on a stated time frame.
  • At right, is a list of operating principles that were recommended by chairs and participants at NDEW 2017 for inclusion in a DAP

Dissemination: 

  • DAPs should be incorporated into departmental strategic plans
  • A summary of the DAP that fits within a few lines should be incorporated into the Diversity Statement published on departmental websites

Operating Principles: 

  •  A DAP should emphasize the following drivers for inclusive excellence:At right, is a list of operating principles that were recommended by chairs and participants at NDEW 2017 for inclusion in a DAP
    • Equity, not equality
    • Value commitment,not on time served or availability
    • Work structure (for faculty/trainees/staff) should be flexible and constructed transparently
    • Civility & respect towards all
    • Absolute standards for RPT, not a curve
    • Deemphasize genius myth
    • Pathways, not gateways or pipeline
    • Diversity equity is a social justice core value
    • Define and promote diversity broadly AND focus on diversity inequities affecting targeted and specified groups