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Guiding Objective #3: Transformational

Uphold our commitment to social responsibility in a diverse world by cultivating and sustaining a culture of inclusion, equity and justice through education, dialogue and practice.

3.1   Create and maintain robust metrics and accountability systems for diversity, equity and inclusion and methods to support them.

  • 3.1.A   Develop processes to periodically review and revise internal structures, policies and practices to advance those that support equity and revise those that do not.
  • 3.1.B   Strengthen and expand the Diversity, Inclusion and Equity office.

3.2   Create opportunities to develop deep levels of understanding of culture across and between all members of the community.

  • 3.2.A   Develop and increase opportunities for professional development, initiatives and recognition concerning belonging, antiracism, cultural competency and social justice.
  • 3.2.B   Coordinate initiatives and community service across academic programs to deepen relationships and trust between Transy and the Lexington community.
  • 3.2.C   Build and enhance strategic relationships with alumni, key institutions, local groups, communities and organizations.

3.3   Enhance and promote a welcoming environment for underrepresented populations through recruitment, retention and support opportunities.

  • 3.3.A   Prepare our underrepresented students for graduate school and doctoral degree attainment by developing a program based on the TRiO Ronald McNair Scholars model.
  • 3.3.B   Increase diversity pools of candidates for faculty/staff open positions through deliberate recruitment.
  • 3.3.C   Identify early career internal underrepresented minority candidates to mentor and support into teaching and leadership positions.
  • 3.3.D   Increase access for underserved student populations.