Plans for Supporting, Tracking and Updating the Strategic Plan

Rackham Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Advisory Committee (RAC DAC)

The Rackham Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Strategic Plan unit lead is the key contact for stewardship of the plan in FY17. The DE&I unit lead – in consultation with Rackham Dean and Vice Provost for Academic Affairs – will be assisted by members of the Rackham Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Advisory Committee (RAC DAC) in tracking and supporting the plan implementation.

We have developed a structure for the RAC DAC support team that would delegate leadership around areas of responsibility:

DE&I Unit Lead 2016-17

Mark Kamimura-Jimenez, Assistant Dean

Action Owners

Faculty

Robin Means-Coleman, Associate Dean

Students and Alumni
  • John Godfrey, Assistant Dean
  • Mark Kamimura-Jimenez, Assistant Dean
Staff

Dawn Viau, Rackham Chief of Staff

Data Reporting

John Gonzalez, Director of Institutional Research

Engagement

Mark Kamimura-Jimenez, Assistant Dean

Unit Communications

Mark Kamimura-Jimenez, Assistant Dean

Year Two Planning

  • Robin Means-Coleman, Associate Dean
  • Mark Kamimura-Jimenez, Assistant Dean
  • Darlene Ray-Johnson, Rackham Resolution Officer

Budget

Dawn Viau, Rackham Chief of Staff

Tracking and Updates

This committee will conduct a review of the plan in summer and early fall 2016 with multiple constituencies (Rackham Leadership Team, students, graduate and department chairs, Rackham Faculty Allies, MORE Committee, Rackham Executive Board, other program faculty, graduate coordinators, Rackham staff forum) and gather feedback and additional ideas to be implemented throughout the year. A mid-year status report on progress will be presented to the Rackham Leadership Team (made up of Rackham Deans and Unit Directors) in January and a final evaluation of Year 1 success measures, accomplishments from the plan as well as Year 2 recommendations will be presented to Rackham Leadership Team beginning in April, 2017. The Year 1 outcomes and Year 2 recommendations will be presented and discussed with students, faculty, and staff (in forum-type meetings) at the end of Year 1, in which further community input and feedback will be solicited and integrated, as appropriate, into Year 2 plans.