Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Partnership
The Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion need partners across the university.
Student Affairs is a natural partnership.
Keys to creating an equitable campus, include:
Long term goals
Internal and external expertise
The Council of Academic Diversity Officers was started in 2015 under Provost Joan
Gabel. Each college or school has a diversity officer. Diversity officers develop
and implement unit-level strategic plans for diversity and inclusion.
Standardizing HR practices for recruitment, onboarding, and retention of diverse workforce.
Ensuring robust pool of candidates for all positions. Student Affairs will set the
standard and then be a model for other departments.
Low hanging fruit – quick and early wins
Strive for Inclusive Excellence
Professional development and training around DEIA. Expect it and reward it. Opportunities
to achieve professional development. Building the expectations into Position Descriptions
Kirsten will be meeting with Dr. Sue Rankin, President of Rankin & Associates Consulting,
LLC, this afternoon to discuss climate assessment options.
Kirsten & Silvia Patricia will meet with Dr. Dennis Pruitt and Stacey Bradley on a
regular basis to update them on the council’s work and to seek continued input and
What can we learn from the UofSC Community Insights Study?
Need to develop consistent messaging.
Challenge the conventional. Create the exceptional. No Limits.