DEI Action Plan

Launch diversity scholarships at the undergraduate and graduate levels with the aim of bolstering support for historically underrepresented students. TBD Enrollment Services  Short-Range
(In Progress – 12 Months)
Strengthen our connections with Columbus City Schools and other central Ohio districts with large populations of students of color to diversify our enrollment pipeline. TBD Institutional Engagement Mid-Range (12–24 months)
Develop targeted strategies and resources to help Black male students overcome common barriers and succeed.  TBD Student Affairs Mid-Range (12–24 months)
Conduct Diversity, Equity & Inclusion campus climate surveys on a routine basis. TBD Student Affairs and Human Resources Mid-Range (12–24 months)
Update our community on progress towards the goals listed here as well as related work already underway and offer further information and resources about our campus community for prospective students and employees. TBD Marketing & Communications Happening Now
Diversify the Board of Trustees in terms of race, gender, and sexual orientation and commit to conducting Diversity, Equity & Inclusion training with our trustees. TBD President's Office Long-Range
Implement targeted recruitment plans with the clearly articulated goal of hiring more faculty, staff, and administrators of color and hold hiring managers accountable for meeting goals. TBD Human Resources and Academic Affairs Mid-Range (12–24 months)
Engage in regular anti-oppression pedagogy training for all faculty as well as general cultural competency training for all staff. TBD Human Resources Happening Now
Develop new curricular offerings focused on racial literacy and cultural studies as well as issues of justice and equity. Ensure that all students graduate with meaningful exposure to these issues. TBD Academic Affairs Mid-Range (12–24 months)
Reexamine and reshape our critique practices to ensure that they support all voices, experiences, and artistic practices, especially those of historically marginalized groups. TBD Academic Affairs Mid-Range (12–24 months)
Implement a Bias Incident Response Team to provide a centralized way for students to report concerns about bias incidents on campus and to ensure that appropriate campus leaders are aware and can take action.  TBD Student Affairs and Human Resources Happening Now
Work with student government and student organization leaders to identify recurring opportunities for student voices to be heard and formalize additional occasions for student participation on various college committees. TBD Student Affairs Short-Range
(In Progress – 12 months)
Work with our identity-based student organizations to increase support for their activities including meetings, events, and exhibitions. TBD Student Affairs Short-Range
(In Progress – 12 months)
Conduct a representation analysis of our guest speakers and public events to ensure that our educational experiences with outside artists and designers are reflective of our entire CCAD student body. TBD Academic Affairs-Graduate Studies Short-Range
(In Progress – 12 months)