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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Goal 1 - Promote Diversity

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Initiative Status Comments
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Goal 1
Promote Diversity
1.The University will adopt, for all purposes, a definition of diversity. Completed       See Diversity Commission Home Page for definition.
2. The University will establish a permanent Diversity Commission in Fall 2004. Completed       Link or source identify Diversity Commission
3. The University will establish workshops for faculty to revise and integrate diversity components into their teaching . Completed       Fourteen faculty members joined the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Community of Practice (CoP) and the Realizing Student Potential Minnesota State Conference. In addition, thirty-seven faculty members have received mini-grants ranging from $1000 to $4000 since 2004.
4. The University will conduct a campus climate survey. Completed       Conducted by Dr. William Sedlacek the Campus Climate Survey was sent to students, faculty and staff in spring 2005.
5. The University will develop and implement a diversity orientation program for all employees. Completed       Completed and ongoing.
6. The University will develop and implement a mentoring program for new faculty. Completed       Organized by Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) is the Mentor Program for New Faculty.
7. The University will implement the Diversity Recruitment Plan developed jointly by the Office of Admissions and the Office of Institutional Diversity. Completed       Assessed annually, and now develop another five year plan 2008-2013.
8. The University will undertake a diversity-focused advertising and marketing campaign in local media. Completed       Completed and ongoing with a new plan.
9. The University will strengthen the office infrastructure of the LGBT Center to enable its support of diverse population. Completed       Established a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) Center in the Student Development and Student Leadership office. The LGBT Center is an independent office with a Program Coordinator.
*Source: Strategic Plan, September 2005 (Objectives, pg. 4)