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Inclusive Excellence

"Making excellence inclusive is the Association of American Colleges and Universities guiding principle for access, student success and high-quality learning. It is designed to help colleges and universities integrate diversity, equity and educational quality into their missions and institutional operations. … The action of making excellence inclusive requires that we uncover inequities in student success, identify effective educational practices, and build such practices organically for sustained institutional change." – AAC&U.

Examine the role of inclusive excellence in undergraduate education, graduate education, research and creative activity and service to community and state in the context of the overarching goal of becoming an emerging research university with an unparalleled commitment to student success, closing gaps in achievement and delivering a robust campus experience. Through that examination, propose university-wide goals as well as the actions needed to achieve those goals. Attention should also be paid to promoting efficiency and effectiveness.  Include time frames for expected attainment of goals and actions, proposed assessment and targets for goals, and estimates of human, physical and financial resources required.     


  • Liz Sefcik, Facilitator
  • Laura Munoz, Faculty Co-Chair
  • Lisa Perez, Staff Co-Chair