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Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives

The EDI Charge

In the fall of 2015, Chancellor James Schmidt charged the Equity, Diversity and Inclusivity Implementation Team with developing recommendations for how UW-Eau Claire can make progress toward our 2024 goal of 20 percent enrollment of students of color and elimination of the opportunity gap. The team was asked to address five key areas, which are:

  • Recommend strategies for including faculty and staff EDI contributions into annual evaluation, promotion and tenure decisions;
  • Identify campus-wide professional development to increase employee and student cultural intelligence and improve the campus climate;
  • Determine strategies for recruiting and retaining faculty and staff of color;
  • Identify ways in which all departments and units can contribute to reaching our 20% goal; and
  • Recommend ways to improve communication about our recruitment and retention efforts. 
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EDI Strategic Plan

The EDI Strategic Plan is a commitment that we make for ourselves — and for the entire campus — to help make our university community more equitable, diverse and inclusive. The EDI Strategic Plan, alongside The 2025 University Strategic Plan and the Recommendations from the Sustainability & Climate Action Task Force, will help us identify the strengths that distinguish us and the areas of focus that can propel UW-Eau Claire ahead. 

View the 2025 EDI Strategic Plan Preliminary Report

Learn more about the 2025 Strategic planning process

2018 Diversity Initiatives Inventory

A comprehensive look at the many programs, initiatives and activities taking place across campus, all designed to help foster a welcoming and supportive campus.

Diversity Initiatives Inventory 2018

Policies for non-discrimination

It is the policy of UW-Eau Claire to maintain an academic and work environment free of discrimination, discriminatory harassment, and retaliation for all students and employees. This policy applies to all programs and activities, and employment practices and operations; including the conduct of all students and employees arising out of their employment, educational or academic status, as well as to the conduct of all guests, visitors, vendors, contractors, subcontractors and others who do business with UW-Eau Claire.

See full details and complete policies

Additional Resources

The Equity Scorecard

The Equity Scorecard is a comprehensive report that assesses how well UW-Eau Claire is serving its students of color in four key areas: access, retention, excellence, and institutional receptivity. 

This metric is a data-driven process that uses existing data on admissions, graduation rates, GPA, and other fields to identify achievement gaps for African American, American Indian, Southeast Asian American, Asian American, and Hispanic/Latino(a) students—groups that have been historically underrepresented in higher education. 

Our participation the Equity Scorecard measures will lead to organizational change by providing a road map for response to known inequities with purposeful actions.

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