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Five-year Effort

  • The Inclusion, Diversity and Excellence in Academics (IDEA) Plan was the result of a comprehensive five-year effort (2015-2019) to craft a diversity plan for CU Boulder.
  • ODECE collected and summarized 90+ Inclusive Excellence narratives from units across campus.
  • The IDEA Plan authoring committee incorporated Inclusive Excellence recommendations from the narratives into CU Boulder's diversity plan.

Authoring the Plan

  • In 2018, the authoring committee of the Inclusion, Diversity and Excellence in Academics (IDEA) Plan was charged by Vice Chancellor Robert Boswell with creating a continuously renewing blueprint of action designed to promote diversity, improve equity for all people underrepresented in the campus community, and engage our community in continuous reflection and action to support making excellence inclusive at all levels.
  • After a year and a half of writing, revising and engaging with the campus community for feedback, the revised IDEA Plan was received by the chancellor's cabinet and published on Octobert 30, 2019.

Current Phase

The campus is currently in the following phase:

IDEA Council to make recommendations
Fall 2020

The IDEA Council prioritizes and makes recommendations to various CU Boulder units and executive leadership in order to implement the IDEA Plan.