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Strategic Plans & Goals

Many MICUA colleges and universities recognize diversity as a goal in their long-range strategic plans. MICUA members create inclusive and welcoming environments, increase engagement, sponsor cultural activities, and foster inclusive communities. For example, Hood College advocates to “advance global awareness throughout the Hood community … and support and advance structural diversity and academic programs that advance the understanding of the full range of human experience.”

In its Institutional Diversity Goals, Mount St. Mary’s University pledges to “enhance the campus climate for inclusion, recruit and retain a more diverse student body, faculty, and staff; and prepare all of our students, faculty, and staff to thrive personally and professionally in a world that is diverse, global, and interconnected.”

Washington College aims to “support and recruit excellent teacher-scholars and staff committed to the distinctive character of a Washington College education.”  In order to meet this goal, the College adopted the objective and tactic of increasing the racial, ethnic, and gender diversity of faculty and staff by developing an advertising and recruitment protocol for attracting a more diverse pool of candidates in every full-time faculty search.

Notre Dame of Maryland University maintains a strong and long-standing mission, as reflected in its 2015-2020 strategic plan, which states, “We will provide a dynamic and diverse campus culture where students experience and are empowered by campus citizenship and opportunities for personal and professional success.” Additionally, one of NDMU’s sub-goals is to provide students with opportunities to develop connectedness, empowerment in relationships, and respect for diversity.

Johns Hopkins University’s School of Nursing is currently in the process of developing a new strategic plan that will increase its emphasis on diversity. The current strategic plan includes the following goal and objectives: “To cultivate an environment that embodies the School of Nursing values of excellence, respect, diversity, integrity, and accountability … and attract and retain an increasingly diverse leadership team, faculty, students, and staff.”

One of the four pillars of the Dean’s Breakthrough Plan at Johns Hopkins University’s Peabody Institute is Community Connectivity. This focuses on building strong and well- considered relationships within the local region that will enable Peabody to better serve the community. During the past year, a Peabody Diversity Pathway Task Force comprised of faculty, staff, students, and alumni was formed. The Task Force is charged with examining Peabody’s current state of diversity with a focus on under-represented communities, and to establish a long-term plan that addresses the diversity pipeline for students, faculty, and staff. A faculty diversity plan is in place, and a full diversity plan will be established by January 2017.

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