School and Unit Diversity Planning

Parallel to campus implementation of the IUPUI Diversity Plan (2016-2021), schools and units across IUPUI have developed and begun to implement diversity strategic plans that meet the goals, needs, interests, and aspirations of their school/unit constituents. This process began in summer 2020, when 80 school/unit leaders, faculty, and staff attended diversity planning information sessions to learn the why, what, how, who, and when of diversity planning.

Following a year of plan development (2020-21), most schools and units have begun to implement plans in the next two years (2021-23). With guidance from the IUPUI Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, school and unit leads meet regularly to support one another, ensure consistency of purpose and goals with the IUPUI Diversity Plan, and identity opportunities for cross-unit collaboration.

The IUPUI Diversity Plan was developed by drawing from Dr. Daryl G. Smith's (2015) Diversity Framework. School/unit plans utilize this same overarching framework which allows at a local level for greater richness and progress in areas of diversity, equity, and inclusion across IUPUI. The three-year cycle allows time to achieve meaningful development and implementation of strategies while not losing sight of the initial objectives and goals identified.

Below you will find diversity planning resources and links to school/unit diversity plans.