MU began its journey with Inclusive Excellence in 2017. Student, faculty, and staff governance groups approved the 2017-18 Inclusive Excellence framework in late spring 2017. The call for each school, college, and functional division to write Inclusive Excellence plans went out from the Chancellor’s office in late July.
Our adoption of the Inclusive Excellence framework makes explicit the University of Missouri’s commitment to center inclusivity, equity, and diversity within our understanding of organizational excellence as well as our excellence in teaching, research, and service missions. MU is at a critical juncture as an institution. In the wake of the protests of 2015, MU decided to meaningfully invest in building a university in which all of its constituents can create, investigate, learn, and work in environments that are inclusive and which seek to redesign processes and structures creating disparate outcomes for faculty, staff, and students.
The campus plan aggregates the plans submitted to the Division of Inclusion, Diversity & Equity in fall 2017. Each school, college and functional division is represented and the ongoing and proposed initiatives and activities are presented by unit within each dimension of the framework. Due to the length of the plan, we cut out most of the data tables, but included the list of metrics each organization is currently or is planning to use to track the impact of each activity.