All the units that make up the Division of Undergraduate Education (VCUE) are engaged in work that supports academic access and success for all students, including those who have been traditionally marginalized or under-represented. The Division also aims to be an inclusive, equitable environment in which all staff are supported in their work and their professional growth.
VCUE Equity & Inclusion Planning and Implementation
A VCUE Equity & Inclusion Strategic Plan Working Group was established in 2013. After a 15-month process of research, surveying, assessment, dialogue, and reflection, the Working Group produced a 2015 report with recommendations for how VCUE can more thoroughly integrate the values of equity, inclusion and diversity into its community, programs, and work processes.
In 2018-19, the Implementation Team focused on the issue of professional development and the role that managers and supervisors play in making it accessible to all staff. To support the goals of increased professional development opportunities for staff and fostering a greater sense of belonging, the Implementation Team organized the VCUE Staff Summit, an opportunity to engage in critical conversations, networking, and collaboration with Division staff and leadership.
In order to continue advancing our equity and inclusion efforts, a new Implementation Team was formed in the fall of 2020 and four subgroups were established: Organizational Structures and Practices, Campus Relations and Communications, Community Building and Belonging and Education and Professional Development. 22 members across the Division have joined these subcommittees and are currently establishing goals and guiding principles and will be updating our community of our efforts on this site.
We invite you to contact the implementation team with any questions or concerns, or if you are interested in becoming involved with the Team.