R-EDGE Finalizes Division-wide Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Action Plan
Research, Economic Development and Graduate Education (R-EDGE) released a plan detailing the division’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. The R-EDGE DEI Action Plan outlines goals, actions and metrics for the division and each of its seven units: the Office of the Vice President, Corporate Engagement and Innovation, Graduate Education, Grants Development, Research Integrity and Compliance, Sponsored Programs and the Office of Student Research.
With the plan, R-EDGE strives to create an aligned and cohesive focus on DEI; ensure that the division’s activities and resources positively impact efforts to create a more just and equitable campus; reflect -inclusive excellence within the division’s contributions to the ongoing growth and work of students, teacher-scholars and staff; and to engage the community to create innovative scholarship that addresses and responds to real-world problems of justice, equity, inclusion and diversity.
R-EDGE will also create metrics to measure outcomes and impacts of the plan and has shaped the plan in alignment with the university strategic plan.
“While the values of diversity, equity and inclusion have always been important to our division, we welcomed the opportunity to establish clear goals that showcase our division’s commitment to DEI within our division, Cal Poly, and the community. Creating the DEI action plan was an extremely rewarding process, and we look forward to continuing the work laid out in our division’s goals,” said Allie Walter, chair of the R-EDGE DEI Committee.