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GOAL 4: DIVERSITY

Diversity, an embedded piece of Austin Peay’s mission and vision, will gain renewed focus in the strategic plan as the institution seeks to build a climate of inclusion that will facilitate access and foster enrollment growth and student success.

 

PRIORITY 4.1 • RECRUIT, RETAIN AND GRADUATE A DIVERSE STUDENT POPULATION

Objective 4.1.1 – Increase the number of identified underrepresented undergraduate and graduate students by five percent that enroll at APSU

Objective 4.1.2 – Increase the number of identified underrepresented undergraduate and graduate students by five percent that are retained at APSU

Objective 4.1.3 – Increase the graduation rate of identified underrepresented undergraduate and graduate students by five percent

 

PRIORITY 4.2 • RECRUIT AND RETAIN A DIVERSE FACULTY AND STAFF

Objective 4.2.1 – Recruit and retain diverse faculty (adjunct, part-time, full-time) from identified underrepresented groups that mirror student population

Objective 4.2.2 – Recruit and retain staff from underrepresented groups that mirror student population

Objective 4.2.3 – Recruit and retain administrators from underrepresented groups

 

PRIORITY 4.3 • FOSTER A CAMPUS COMMUNITY OF INCLUSIVITY AND DIVERSITY

Objective 4.3.1 – Reorganize University standing committees to ensure inclusivity

Objective 4.3.2 – Develop faculty and staff evaluation instruments that address the University’s commitment to diversity

Objective 4.3.3 – Create diversity programming and training for faculty, staff and students

 

PRIORITY 4.4 • PROVIDE THE INFRASTRUCTURE TO SUPPORT DIVERSITY

Objective 4.4.1 – Require training for departments for best practices to support University established guidelines on diversity as it relates to personnel recruitment and retention

Objective 4.4.2 – Develop a plan that addresses access/infrastructure for students with diverse needs, such as gender neutral bathrooms

Objective 4.4.3 – Provide incentives for departments to collaborate on diversity initiatives

 

PRIORITY 4.5 • DEVELOP A CAMPUSWIDE DIVERSITY PLAN

Objective 4.5.1 – Develop a campuswide diversity plan that is articulated in all University policies and procedures

Objective 4.5.2 – Define diversity as a core value to the University’s mission

Objective 4.5.3 – Strengthen the collection of data about diverse populations and share with the University’s administration in order to reassess making decisions on resources