Inclusive Excellence

Our Commitment to Action

Through Inclusive Excellence, Cal Poly Pomona demonstrates our commitment to the urgent and ongoing work of creating and sustaining an inclusive campus climate in which all are welcomed and respected, and our diversity is valued. 

To thoroughly honor our university’s values of inclusivity and social responsibility, we must not only continue to ask ourselves what we are doing to identify and dismantle systemic racism and inequities, but perpetually pursue tangible actions with meaningful results. As such, we will hold ourselves accountable by transparently tracking, communicating and monitoring past and present actions to identify and dismantle systemic racism and inequities.

This webpage includes the steps we are taking to follow through on Our Commitment to Action, which we made in July 2020. For each action below we include a description, the status and details of our progress to date. There is much work to be done and we are wholly committed to aligning our words, actions and deeds to achieve real change.

Our progress will be displayed below and categorized using three stages of action:

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We are engaging in discussions about how to address the issue and deciding what actions can accomplish the goal. 
 
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Action is 
underway and we are evaluating our process while working toward the next stage of the plan. 
 
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We have made measurable progress and will continue to optimize our approach while achieving meaningful results.
 

Actions to Dismantle Systemic Inequity

Police Advisory Task Force

Establish a community-based Police Advisory Task Force to partner with UPD on campus safety and engagement.

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Progress to Date: Task Force has launched under the Division of Student Affairs and will meet regularly in Spring 2021.

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Climate Survey

Conduct a campus-wide climate survey to assess matters of access, equity and inclusion across the campus.

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Progress to Date: Pulse survey to be launched in February 2021.

Diversity Plan

Develop a campus wide Diversity Plan to increase the representation of underrepresented faculty, staff and student with outcomes-based metrics to track our progress.

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Progress to Date: Researching a framework for a comprehensive diversity plan.

Principles of Community

Collaboratively develop a statement of Principles of Community for Cal Poly Pomona with input by students, faculty and staff to serve as an affirmation of the value of each member of the campus community as a guide for our personal and collective behavior, part of which calls out racism as antithetical to our values and campus community.

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Progress to Date: The Inclusive Excellence Council Executive Board is researching and developing a framework and timeline for the creation of these principles.

College Diversity and Inclusion

Require colleges to identify and commit to concrete actions they will take to improve the diversity of their students, faculty and staff and create inclusive classrooms, practices and environments and hold the leadership accountable to those actions as part of annual performance assessments.

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Progress to Date: The College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences has developed an Inclusive Excellence Manifesto and launched an Inclusive Excellence Committee. The College of Environmental Design has developed and launched a Diversity Assessment and Plan of Action (DAPA).

Staff Diversity and Practices

Require each division to identify and commit to concrete actions they will take to improve the diversity of their staff and create anti-racist practices and environments.

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Progress to Date: We have upcoming meetings with vice presidents and associate vice presidents to begin this work.

Exclusionary Practices

Actively review and amend, as needed, campus policies and procedures for exclusionary practices.

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Progress to Date: All complaint-related policies and procedures are currently under review.

Student Barriers

Actively review and amend, as needed, campus policies and procedures for exclusionary practices.

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Progress to Date: In collaboration with Enrollment Management, Student Success and Innovation, and Community Campus Partnerships and Student Experience, we are looking at our efforts toward admitted students that encourage them to enroll.

Employment Barriers

Identify and systematically eliminate barriers to employment access and success.

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Progress to Date: In collaboration with EODA and Faculty Affairs, we are analyzing past applicant and hiring data to identify potential barriers for prospective employees.

Educational Programming

Increase educational programming around race, racism, equity and inclusion.

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Progress to Date: We are participating in the CSU-systemwide “Moving Beyond Bias” training. EODA incorporated an implicit bias training in their course catalogue. We have been conducting diversity, equity and inclusion trainings for colleges and departments.

Faculty Advisory Equity Board

In partnership between the Office of Inclusive Excellence and Diversity and the Center for the Advancement of Faculty Excellence, develop a Faculty Equity Advisory Board charged with developing an equity-minded faculty pedagogy professional development series.

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Progress to Date: The Faculty Equity Advisory Board has been established.

Allyship Program

Develop an Allyship Program to provide ongoing learning and training about actions one can take to actively combat racism and bias on campus.

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Progress to Date: There are currently a variety of allyship programs on campus. We are assessing the framework for implementing a broader allyship program.

If you have questions or feedback, please contact us.