TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WBRC) - The University of Alabama’s Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is releasing its Path Forward Diversity Report. It explains what this means for the kind of campus culture; university leaders are trying to promote.
After the UA opened their new intercultural diversity center just last year, the next step was to come up with a plan to create a more welcoming and inclusive campus community in which all students and staff can thrive.
The path forward diversity report sets out to increase the number or retaining and graduating historically underrepresented students. This is a similar goal for diverse faculty and staff. The committee also suggests providing opportunities for faculty, staff, and students to develop a cultural understanding.
The University of Alabama wants to help prepare their students to operate effectively and efficiently in a growing diverse global society.
“From where I sit coming into the campus, I think there are people that are becoming more engaged in processes. I can tell you over the summer, we had a lot of workshops online workshops how to be a good alley. It’s not just about having diversity but being together and learning from each other,” said Dr. G. Christine Taylor UA Vice President of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.
The recommendations in the path forward report comes after a series of concerns previously raised from several University of Alabama students and staff about diversity, equity, and inclusion.
You can check out the full UA path forward diversity report by clicking here.