2020 - 2021
Increase recruitment of historically underrepresented undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty, and staff, providing expanded opportunities for success.
- Establish baseline demographic data of students, faculty, and staff
- Implement staff recruitment and selection guidelines
- Develop communication plan
- Offer training for hiring managers and search committees
- Identify opportunities to strengthen undergraduate outreach and recruitment activities in partnership with the Office of Undergraduate Admissions
- Conduct focus group with BIPOC undergraduate students
- Increase participation in prospective and admitted student programming
- Develop strategic enrollment plan for graduate admissions
- Identify targeted recruitment strategies for underrepresented students
- Examine America 2050 Award
- Conduct focus group with BIPOC
- Establish partnerships with Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs)
- Develop HBCU IA Contact Directory
- Host MSI Graduate Student Day
- Host Advisor Workshop
- Host virtual Public Service Weekend Conference
- Establish pool of part-time faculty
Improve the Elliott School's overall climate of inclusion and retention for undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty, and staff.
- Increase campus-wide partnerships for DEI initiatives with the Elliott School
- #GW in Solidarity
- Form and participate in Collaborative on Inclusive Excellence meetings
- Participate in Diversity Summit
- Well-Being for the People Book Club
- Implement Diverse Perspectives in International Affairs Series
- Implement Forum on Inclusive Excellence (modified: virtual week long program: Inclusive Excellence Week at Elliott)
- Implement a diversity and inclusion recognition initiative
- Host anti-racism program series
- Increase Elliott school program partnerships
- Develop student leadership community focused on DEI
- Expand affinity spaces for students, faculty and staff
Expand diversity, equity, and inclusion in the curriculum and provide learning opportunities to deepen cultural competence and academic excellence.
- Create and distribute ESIA Inclusive Teaching Statement
- Host Inclusive Teaching Workshops (Spring Semester)
- Launch an ESIA First-Year Common Reading Program focused on DEI (Undergraduate reading: Tell Me Who You Are)
- Review DEI course evaluation question
- Prepare Program Diversity Policy Memo competition
- Host Diversity Policy Memo Competition Panel Conversation
- Prepare Diversity and Inclusion Learning Outcomes for Curricula
- Expand Inclusive Teaching Resource Online Library
- Create and expand Race in International Affairs Online Resource,
- Expand Gender Analysis Toolkit and Gender in International Affairs Resources
Develop and sustain an infrastructure, resources and policies that actively support diversity, equity, and inclusion.
- Establish ESIA Office of Diversity and Inclusion (Including creation of mission, vision, goals)
- Development of 2020-2021 ESIA Diversity Action Plan
- Enhance ESIA Diversity and Inclusion website (Student Resources, Inclusive Teaching, Events and Recordings)
- Implement and distribute monthly newsletter to the Elliott School during academic year 2020-2021
- Update Council Bylaws and add Council on Diversity and Inclusion into Elliott School Bylaws - submit to Dean’s Council
- Maintain Elliott School-wide DEI Working Groups (Curriculum and Development, Events and Programs, Student Recruitment and Retention)
Goal 1 | Build a Supportive Culture and Community
- Restructure Council on Diversity and Inclusion to include more student representation.
- Identify student leadership opportunities.
- Establish funding and criteria to support diversity-related programming and research activities for faculty, student organizations, departments, research centers, and institutes.
- Continue to implement and monitor events policy.
- Conduct focus groups with staff to better understand concerns derived from the climate survey.
- Implement a diversity and inclusion recognition initiative.
- Respond to focus group findings and climate survey results by developing educational programs and initiatives focused on diversity and inclusion for students, faculty, and staff.
- Implement an annual school-wide diversity symposium.
- Establish a Diverse Perspectives in International Affairs Series.
- Collect and review data from course evaluations.
Goal 2 | Diversify Our Demographics
- Engage in community outreach to ethnically and socioeconomically diverse K-12 schools.
- Continue partnership with the Public Policy and International Affairs Program (PPIA) and host Public Service Weekend (PSW) and International Affairs Summer Immersion Program for underrepresented undergraduate students.
- Establish fellowships for participants completing these programs and enrolling at the Elliott School.
- Explore opportunities for partnership with the Charles B. Rangel International Affairs and Thomas R. Pickering Fellowship Programs.
- Establish partnerships with Minority Serving Institutions including Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs).
- Enhance the faculty and staff search process.
- Provide training to assist hiring managers and search committee chairs in the recruitment and selection process.
- Develop guidance to integrate diversity and inclusion into position descriptions and the interview process.
Goal 3 | Expand Our Resource Base to Support Our Diversity and Inclusion Plan
- Identify resources needed to support and actualize the short and long term diversity planning efforts of the school.
- Identify and leverage existing resources at the University.
- Hire Diversity Program Manager.
Goal 4 | Develop a Communications Plan to Reflect the Elliott School's Ongoing Diversity and Inclusion Efforts
- Enhance the school’s diversity website.
- Establish a newsletter that highlights accomplishments and members of our diverse community.