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Inclusive Excellence Initiative

Jefferson Community and Technical College is committed to providing a safe, diverse and inclusive environment for all. On Friday, Feb. 5, Jefferson kicked off its Inclusive Excellence Initiative, a year-long diversity, equity and inclusion program which will assist the college with creating a comprehensive road map for the future with engagement from students, faculty and other leaders within the community. 

With the help of nationally recognized diversity, leadership and organizational change expert Dr. Damon A. Williams, the college will begin the program by assessing the strengths and weaknesses related to issues of diversity and inclusion on all six campuses as well as host several community dialogue sessions with key stakeholders.

Dr. Williams’ website Diversity Plan

Inclusive Excellence Initiative Timeline

 
Date Event
February 5                     

Inclusive Excellence Kick-off and Keynote Address, Dr. Damon Williams, Center for Strategic Diversity Leadership and Social Innovation.

March 2 - 9

Community Dialogue Conversations
May 12
Strategic Leadership Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Summit - 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
August 26
Strategic Leadership Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Summit Meeting II (President’s Leadership Team ONLY) - 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
September 17
College-Wide Inclusive Excellence Initiative Summit (Open to the entire college to hear findings from the Inclusive Excellence Initiative.)

Dialogue and Community-Building Sessions Schedule

Register for Sessions 

Tuesday, March 2  
8:30 - 9:30 am General Technical Faculty Session
10:00 - 11:00 am International Faculty and Staff
11:30 am - 12:30 pm Hourly/Non-Exempt Staff Session
1:00 - 2:00 pm International Students
2:30 - 3:30 pm General Student Session
4:00 - 5:00 pm Multicultural Students or Students of Color
   
Wednesday, March 3  
8:30 - 9:30 am Women Faculty
10:00 - 11:00 am President’s Leadership Team
11:30 am - 12:30 pm Multicultural Staff or Staff of Color
1:00 - 2:00 pm Women Staff
2:30 - 3:30 pm General Student Session
4:00 - 5:00 pm Foundation Board/ College Board
   
Thursday, March 4  
8:30 - 9:30 am General Education Faculty Session
10:00 - 11:00 am Multicultural Faculty or Faculty of Color
11:30 am - 12:30 pm General Staff Session
1:00 - 2:00 pm Student Affairs Staff
2:30 - 3:30 pm LGBTQIA+ Students
   
Friday, March 5  
8:30 - 9:30 am LGBTQIA+ Faculty and Staff
10:00 - 11:00 am Faculty and Staff Affinity Groups
11:30 am - 12:30 pm Community Partners
1:00 - 2:00 pm Veterans Faculty, Staff, and Students
2:30 - 3:30 pm Students, Faculty & Staff with Disabilities
   
Tuesday, March 9  
10:00 - 11:00 am Public Relations and Foundations Staff
11:30 am - 12:30 pm Student Organizations/Leaders
   
Thursday, March 18  
8:30 am - 9:30 am  Multicultural Staff and Staff of Color 
10:00 am - 11:00 am  Multicultural Students and Students of Color
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm  Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation team
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm  ESL Students, Faculty, Staff, and Families (Session facilitated in Spanish)