Goal 4 - Caring Campus Community

Kutztown University will value and respect all campus constituents and embrace shared governance, to cultivate a just, equitable, diverse, and inclusive environment.

  • Objective 1 – Create a campus culture that is committed to a diverse, equitable, inclusive, and accessible environment, and that champions the success of all members of its community.
    • Key Results
      • 5% increase in Diversity, Equity, Inclusion (DEI) courses and a 10% increase in DEI instructional resources in curricular and co-curricular offerings.
      • Support structures that recognize the challenges and additional responsibilities faced by diverse faculty are created, by 2023.
      • Review of all public documents (incl. web pages) in order to update, identify, and remediate potential language that is not gender inclusive is completed, by 2023.
      • DEI experiences and training for all 1st year students is increased.
  • Objective 2 – Expand DEI professional development programming for all employees.
    • Key Results
      • New sources of funding for university DEI training explored.
      • 100% completion rate for PASSHE DEI training is achieved, by 2022.
      • CET workshops on culturally responsive pedagogy provided annually.
      • Certificate in culturally responsive pedagogy developed by CET.
      • Cultural competency embedded into new faculty orientation, by 2022.
      • Cultural competency incorporated into onboarding process for new staff and administrators.
  • Objective 3 – Improve the diversity of the KU Campus Community.
    • Key Results
      • Diversity of the region is reflected in the undergraduate population.
      • Diversity in all shared governance committees and University leadership is assessed.
      • Support for different learning and ability modalities and faculty training in Universal Design is increased.
  • Objective 4 – Create accountability and transparency for DEI efforts.
    • Key Results
      • Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) assessment rubrics developed, by fall 2021.
      • Preliminary draft of JEDI Strategic plan submitted by the Commission on the Status of Minorities – JEDI committee, by the conclusion of fall 2021
      • Final Draft of JEDI Strategic plan submitted by the Commission on the Status of Minorities – JEDI committee, by the conclusion of fall 2022
      • JEDI strategic plan assessed and reported annually.
      • Campus Climate Survey administered, with results reported within 6 months of receipt.
  • Objective 5 – Improve the effectiveness, accountability and transparency of the shared governance system.
    • Key Results
      • Comprehensive review of efficacy of the shared governance system completed, with action plan to implement recommendations, by 2023.
      • Innovative channels explored for communication among all campus stakeholders.