Priority 4: Attract, recruit, support and develop a diverse community inclusive of all students faculty, and staff.

Community Development

Creating a diverse and inclusive community that encompasses faculty, staff, undergraduate students, and graduate students requires a comprehensive and layered approach that addresses various stages of the recruitment, support, and development process. Sustaining a diverse and inclusive community requires ongoing commitment, evaluation, and adaptation. The effectiveness of strategies and initiatives in Priority Four seeks to foster an environment that is truly welcoming, supportive, and inclusive for all.

Human Resources (HR) and DEI are interconnected areas within the college that play vital roles in fostering a diverse and inclusive work setting. One of the primary objectives of this priority is to support Sage’s workforce and ensure that the college attracts, develops, and retains talented individuals who are also representative of the student population served. Following a national search, the HR Director Search Committee concluded its search and hired a new director who began on May 8, 2023. With the new director on board, we look forward to making progress in the 2023-24 academic year on this priority.

Search Advocates Training

Last year, faculty and staff began training as Search Advocates. These members are trained to identify and eliminate bias risks at all stages of the hiring process.

By learning principles and strategies to advance Sage’s strategic diversity goals, equal opportunity principles, and diversity and inclusion values to enhance the integrity and effectiveness of the search and selection process. 10 Sage faculty and staff members have completed this 4-session series of the training.

2022– 2023 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Strategic Plan

Progress Report Year 1 of 3

For details on goals, strategies, and results on priority 4 data, click the button below to view the final report.

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