A Brief History
LCCC Diversity Task Force
In 2005, Lorain County Community College Diversity Task Force (DTF) was charged with developing a set of recommendations for:
- measuring the campus climate with regard to multiculturalism, diversity, globalization and affirmative action;
- attracting and retaining new, diverse, and historically underrepresented populations to our workforce and to the College;
- establishing a professional development clearinghouse in the area of diversity that represents a wide array of opportunities for the professional development of faculty, administration, and staff, and
- improving the impact of the College’s Diversity Incentive Award.
As Lorain County Community College enters into the diversity strategic planning process, the Opportunities identified in this 2007-2012 Framework will provide a concrete roadmap for achieving our diversity goals. This framework is intended to provide structure, however it is a “living document”, and as such it will be fluid and dynamic in nature.
Nine Opportunities are positioned within four dimensions of diversity which current scholarship suggests must be addressed in higher education.
Campus Climate and Inter-group Relations
Opportunity One: “Developing a Shared and Inclusive Understanding of Diversity”
Opportunity Two: “Measuring and Creating a Welcoming Campus Climate”
Representation (Access and Success)
Opportunity Three: “Recruiting and Retaining a Diverse Student Body”
Opportunity Four: “Improving the Impact of the Diversity Incentive Award”
Opportunity Five: “Recruiting and Retaining a Diverse Workforce”
Education and Scholarship
Opportunity Six: “Establishing Diversity Awareness Opportunities and a Resource Clearinghouse”
Opportunity Seven: “Enhancing a Curriculum That Fosters Intercultural and International Competencies”
Institutional Viability and Vitality
Opportunity Eight: “Diversifying College Leadership and Management”
Opportunity Nine: “Coordinating Organizational Change to Support Our Diversity Goals”
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