Penn State's diversity framework review documents available online

November 02, 2010

Penn State has completed its review of the 2010-15 diversity strategic plans under A Framework to Foster Diversity at Penn State: 2010–15, as well as final review of implementation of A Framework to Foster Diversity at Penn State: 2004-09. Final documents are now available on the Educational Equity website at http://www.equity.psu.edu/Framework/Updates/ online.

The documents include each unit's 2004-09 update and 2010-15 plan, and the review team's corresponding feedback on each, with unit response (if any) embedded in blue italics. Best practices identified by the review teams also are posted, as well as analysis indicating themes important to continued success.

Penn State has more than a decade of experience in advancing its diversity goals through a strategic planning approach and a rich history in valuing diversity. While initial efforts were largely ad-hoc, a strategic planning approach was adopted in the 1990s, resulting in the five-year plan A Framework to Foster Diversity at Penn State: 1998-2003. This approach has been institutionalized, and Penn State currently is within the third five-year planning cycle with A Framework to Foster Diversity at Penn State: 2010-15.

The website also contains links to background information on the development of the diversity strategic planning process at Penn State, unit plans and updates and best practices under the 2004-09 Framework, and an archive of materials associated with the 1998-2003 Framework.

Last Updated November 02, 2010