The core of this eighteen-month project is an iterative series of “co-creating cycles” of work that will enable the St. Olaf community to:
- Articulate a vision of what a more inclusive St. Olaf would look like;
- Act to bring the campus closer to that vision;
- Assess the impact of the actions; and
- Advance by choosing what we need to work on next.
The Co-Creating an Inclusive Community initiative is co-led by the Interim Vice President for Equity and Inclusion, María Pabón Gautier, and the Vice President for Mission, Jo Beld. Oversight and project support is provided by the Council for Equity and Inclusion, chaired by María, the accreditation-related Quality Initiative Design Team, chaired by Jo, and consultants Susan Nowlin and Kumea Shorter-Gooden.