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2017-22 CED Strategic Plan Draft

We, in the Office of Community, Equity and Diversity (CED), believe that diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts are the shared responsibility of the University of Rhode Island community members. The 2017-22 CED Strategic Plan Draft aims to codify our shared responsibility. It is rooted in recommendations from the URI community inclusive of the URI’s Diversity Councils, Commissions, and Committees; principles of Inclusive Excellence; best practices in diversity, equity, and inclusion research and scholarship; frameworks in multicultural organizational development; and findings from bench-marking other college and university diversity plans.

A PDF of the 2017-22 CED Strategic Plan Draft is available. 


The University community feedback gathering efforts on the 2017-22 CED Strategic Plan Draft concluded on Friday, June 30, 2017. The plan was vetted or shared with a number of stakeholders (see lists below), and we are in the process of reviewing the feedback. A PDF of the 2017-22 CED Strategic Plan Draft Community Feedback Summary is available.

  • Vetted with CED Directors (multiple dates), CED Office Staff (multiple dates), Dean and Assistant Dean of the Graduate School (March 29), AVP of Enrollment Management (April 3), Communications & Marketing and Research & Economic Development Diversity and Inclusion Committees (April 19), Equity Council (April 13), Student Senate (May 2), Director of Talent Development (May 4), Student Affairs Directors (May 16), LGBTQ Commission (May 16), President’s Commission on the Status of Women (May 18), Graduate Assistants United (May 18), Senior Leadership (June 26), and Professional Staff Association (June 27)
  • Shared with Women of Color Network (April 13); CED Departmental Units (April 14); Alumni of Color Network (April 18); M.U.S.I.C. (April 18); Faculty Senate (April 20); Faculty, Staff, and Student Unions (May 1); Alton Jones (May 8); College of Education and Professional Studies (May 8); Graduate School of Oceanography (May 8); Public Safety Advisory Council (May 10); University College for Academic Success (May 10); President’s Commission on the Status of People of Color (May 11); President’s Commission on People with Disabilities (May 11); Faculty and Staff Association of the African Diaspora (May 12); Enrollment Services Advisory Committee (May 25); Facilities Services (May 25); VP for Administration and Finance (June 9); and Council of Deans (June 20)

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