DEI Goal 4

Goal 2

IDENTIFY AND REVISE

POLICIES, PROCESSES, & PRACTICES

THAT PRESENT BARRIERS

Intent and Purpose

St. Olaf seeks to ensure that it is free of structures and ways of functioning that systematically disadvantage certain cohorts within the campus community. Over time, the policies, processes and practices developed to serve students, staff and faculty members may fail to keep pace with changing needs and circumstances. Regular examination of these policies, processes and practices can confirm that they continue to serve their intended purpose and that they are not inadvertently presenting barriers to students and employees by reviewing workflow and collecting feedback from those whom they affect, or indicate when they should be revised.

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COLLEGES RACIAL EQUITY

LEADERSHIP ALLIANCE

“Membership in the Alliance gives us the opportunity to learn with and from other colleges like us and from leading experts working on diversity, equity, and inclusion.”

President
David R. Anderson ’74

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PARTNERS IN ACHIEVING GOAL 4

  • Campus Ministry
  • Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer (liaison with Northfield Chamber of Commerce)
  • Disability Access Services
  • Financial Aid
  • Government, Corporate and Foundation Relations
  • Human Resources
  • Director of Taylor Center for Equity and Inclusion
  • Registrar
  • Residence Life
  • Vice President of Student Life (liaison with Northfield municipal government and police department)
  • Tenure and Promotion and Faculty Governance committees.

4A: Eliminate any institutional barriers to the full participation of students in high-quality co-curricular programs and activities, so that the racial, ethnic, and gender composition of these programs and activities is similar to that of the student body as a whole (an existing goal of the St. Olaf Strategic Plan)

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4B: Examine campus-wide communications, policies, processes and practices; gather user feedback

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4C: Examine personnel processes for faculty and staff, including hiring, training and development, performance and tenure and promotion reviews for elements of bias

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4D: Collaborate with the local community on matters touching on the needs of students and employees as Northfield residents as these involve issues related to diversity

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