In fall 2012, Whitworth President Beck A. Taylor established the Institutional Diversity Committee, a representative group of faculty, staff and students that supports Whitworth's diversity-related initiatives and advises the university council on diversity, equity, inclusion and intercultural relations at Whitworth.
Led by Larry Burnley, assistant vice president for diversity and intercultural relations, the 13-member committee's contributions to implementing Goal 4 of Whitworth 2021 have been immediate: the IDC is providing tactical leadership in assessing Whitworth's diversity initiatives and in administering a comprehensive campus climate survey, which Whitworth is undertaking in collaboration with the consulting firm Halualani & Associates.
"The representative composition of the IDC allowed multiple lenses to be used in crafting the survey instruments and will assure broad and inclusive analysis of the data the assessment and survey will yield," Burnley says.
The IDC also serves as a liaison between the consulting firm and constituent groups across campus. After the assessment and survey processes are completed, the IDC will submit reports to the university council, which will include the committee's data-driven recommendations.
KPI 4.4.3a-e: Achieve steady progress toward reflecting the racial/ethnic diversity of the U.S. population in Whitworth's faculty and staff overall.
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