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Action Plans

Policy & Process Review & Implementation

Action

Implementation

Finalize Diversity and Inclusion Statement

April 2016

Finalize Freedom of Expression with Civil Discourse Statement

May 2017

Following completion of Freedom of Expression Statement, review bias-related policy for committee review

In progress

Review non-retaliation policy for Student Governance Faculty Committee

In progress

Develop Council of Leaders through Intercultural Life

Fall 2016

Communication

Action

Implementation

Communication plan for incident notifications, including speed of notification, within legal boundaries

Summer 2016

Create student materials around diversity, civil discourse and community standards

Summer 2017

Campus Safety

Action

Implementation

Met with MVPD to further discuss process and protocol for coming to Cornell

April 2016

Review Campus Safety escort process

April 2016

Increase camera surveillance on campus and in residence hall entrances

Summer 2016; Summer 2017

Introduce MVPD during Each One, Teach One, International Student Orientation, and New Student Orientation

Fall 2016

Faculty & Staff Development

Action

Implementation

Annual mandatory workshop for faculty and staff including leadership, athletics, and campus safety; additional ongoing training to follow

August 2016, August 2017, Ongoing

Increase faculty/staff of color and from diverse backgrounds and perspectives

Ongoing

Campus Diversity Education

Action

Implementation

Review diversity component of New Student Orientation

Summer 2016, Summer 2017, ongoing

Explore opportunities for selection of members of identity-based groups as part of Sustained Dialogue training

Fall 2016, ongoing

Explore diversity education for returning students

Academic Year 2017-18

Community Building Programming

Action

Implementation

Breaking Bread series

Academic Year 2016-17, ongoing

Meet Me at the Peace Pole

Academic Year 2016-17

All campus gatherings

Academic Year 2016-17, ongoing