Diversity and Inclusion

Strategic Plan for Diversity, Inclusion and Equity

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Compassion

Professionalism

Respect

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Discovery

Learning

Communication

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Diversity

Integrity

Teamwork

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Engagement

Outreach

Service

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Excellence

Focus

Innovation

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Wellness

Healing

Safety


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Diversity

A core value of UToledo. We embrace diversity of pedagogy, religion, age, ability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression and political affiliation. Diversity is essential to our ability to survive and thrive.

equity at utoledo

Equity

We recognize that we do not all arrive on campus with the same resources, which in turn creates different experiences and may exacerbate existing inequities. The practice of equity equalizes the playing field.

inclusivity on campus

Inclusion

An inclusive environment provides opportunity for full participation in the classroom and on campus by each of its members. The inclusive university embraces differences and fosters a sense of belonging among all its members and the community.

Our New Path Forward

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Goal 1: Increase the recruitment and retention of underrepresented students.

Develop
Institutional
Structures

To support student retention and graduation initiatives, including efforts to reduce equity gaps, for underrepresented students.

Expand
Support

For students at greater risk of non-retention.

High Impact
Educational
Practices

Strengthen and expand the implementation of active learning pedagogies/pedagogies of engagement.

Improve
Advising
Practices

To support retention and graduation, and to reduce equity gaps for underrepresented students.

Strengthen
Faculty
Engagement

By providing faculty professional development in pedagogies of engagement and other retention initiatives.

Expand
Distribution
and Use of Data

That is predictive of non-retention to colleges and other key stakeholders at time-sensitive points during the fall and spring semesters

Remove
Barriers

To increase enrollment of minority students, those with disabilities, low income and international populations.

Goal 2: Increase the recruitment and retention of underrepresented faculty.

  • Increase and retain the numbers of faculty and staff within Academic Affairs who are minorities, women, people with disabilities and veterans over the next five years.
  • Increase faculty experience of inclusiveness, equity and respect.

Goal 3: Increase and retain the numbers of staff who are minorities, women, people with disabilities and veterans on both main and health science campuses over the next five years.

Goal 4: Cultivate mutually beneficial community-university partnerships that further the mission of the University to serve Toledo, with an emphasis on outreach to historically and currently underserved communities.

Goal 5: Supplier Diversity

Goal 6: Increase the student, faculty and staff experience of inclusiveness, equity and respect incrementally each year over the next five years.

UToledo has worked with students, faculty, staff and the community to develop a comprehensive plan with the intention of creating an inclusive environment.

Last Updated: 8/4/20