Ensuring accountability for the actions in Brown’s Pathways to Diversity and Inclusion action plan is embedded as one of the six priority areas of the plan. The plan specifies that responsibility for effecting change rests with all members of the University community — administrators, faculty, staff, students, alumni, and the Corporation of Brown University.

The summary table below outlines the measures Brown will undertake to ensure that the actions described in the DIAP are carried out. The table identifies the responsible office(s) for implementation and provides updates on the progress of each initiative.

Progress on Action Steps

Accountability
Action Responsible Unit Progress
Feature the Slavery and Justice Report

Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion

The Slavery and Justice Report is now featured on the OIDI website.

Updated: Feb 27, 2017

The Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion has worked with the Office of Communications to undertake re-design of its website and will prominently feature the Slavery and Justice Report. The new website will be complete by September 2016.

Updated: Nov 30, 2016

In August 2016 the Office of University Communications launched a new revamped “History” page of the About section of brown.edu that introduces a prominent link to the Report of the Brown University Steering Committee on Slavery and Justice as part of a more comprehensive presentation of University history. In addition, a redesigned OIDI website undertaken with University Communications to be completed in September 2016 will feature the report prominently as a resource.

Updated: Aug 30, 2016
Review Title VI Oversight

Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion

The Title VI Report was submitted to President Paxson in December 2016, and the recommendations were accepted.  The Title VI Policy and Process Procedures are being revised and a Title VI website is being developed during spring 2017.

Updated: Feb 27, 2017

Title VI Policy Review Working group convened starting Summer 2016, and a Report will be forthcoming by end of Fall 2016.

Updated: Nov 30, 2016

Title VI Policy Review Working group convened starting Summer 2016, and a report will be forthcoming by end of Fall 2016.

Updated: Aug 30, 2016

OIDI will establish a task force for summer 2016 to examine existing policy and make recommendations for how to modify policy and processes.

Updated: Mar 16, 2016

OIDI will work closely with the Office of General Counsel and relevant administrators to provide clear language on the OIDI website on how faculty, students, and staff should report potential Title VI violations.

Updated: Mar 3, 2016
Expand departmental plans for diversity and inclusion

Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion 

OIDI began meeting with academic departments in Fall 2016 and continues to meet with them to support the implementation of their DDIAPs.

Updated: Feb 27, 2017

The Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion worked closely with departments in Spring and Summer 2016. OIDI will meet with departments in Fall 2016 to provide support for implementation of departmental plans.

Updated: Aug 30, 2016

DOF and OIDI have sent departmental guides to chairs and directors. OIDI is meeting with individual departments, with a goal to complete DDIAPs by June 1, 2016. Non-academic units will receive a guide in early March with a September 1 deadline for submission.

Updated: Mar 16, 2016

Using a guide created by OIDI for developing departmental diversity and inclusion action plans, all academic, administrative, and student-facing departments and centers will develop multiyear plans for diversity and inclusion by the end of the 2015-16 academic year. OIDI plans to hold a series of information sessions in spring 2016 to help departments complete a plan.

Updated: Mar 3, 2016
Incorporate progress on diversity in external reviews

Office of the Provost

All academic departments were required to submit an annual report on progress made on their DDIAPs in November 2016.

Updated: Feb 27, 2017

Regular external reviews of academic departments will include an assessment of progress made on their diversity goals.

Updated: Mar 3, 2016
Create an Annual Report on Diversity and Inclusion

Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion, Office of the President

The Annual Report will be released on March 6, 2017. The DIOB reviewed this annual report and developed a response to the final report.

The diversity metrics dashboard is now published on the OIDI website.

Updated: Feb 27, 2017

Annual Report on Diversity and Inclusion will be developed in Fall 2016, with release in Spring 2017. A diversity metrics dashboard is being developed by the Office of Institutional Research.

Updated: Nov 30, 2016

Diversity and Inclusion Oversight Board (DIOB) and the ad-hoc Corporation Committee on Diversity and Inclusion charged by President in Spring 2016 and will be meeting regularly throughout the 2016-2017 academic year.

Updated: Nov 30, 2016

An Annual Report on Diversity and Inclusion will be developed in Fall 2016, with release in Spring 2017. A diversity metrics dashboard is being developed by the Office of Institutional Research.

Updated: Aug 30, 2016

Diversity and Inclusion Oversight Board (DIOB) and ad-hoc Corporation Committee on Diversity and Inclusion were charged by President in Spring 2016 and will meet regularly during AY16-17.

Updated: Aug 30, 2016

The Brown Corporation has established an ad hoc committee on diversity and inclusion.

Updated: Mar 16, 2016

The Office of the President will charge a newly constituted Diversity and Inclusion Oversight Board to monitor progress on DIAP goals and produce an annual report.

Updated: Mar 3, 2016
Expanded resources for OIDI to hire new staff member

Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion

The Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion has hired a new Director of University Inclusion Programs who started in August 2016.

Updated: Nov 30, 2016

The Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion hired a new Director of University Inclusion Programs, who started in August 2016.

Updated: Aug 30, 2016

OIDI launched a search for a new Director of Inclusion Engagement in January 2016.

Updated: Mar 3, 2016