Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Plan
The contents of the Tompkins Cortland Community College | Strategic Equity, Diversity, Justice, and Inclusion Plan are a result of the Diversity Equity Action Council Steering Committee analyzing and synthesizing requested feedback received through survey responses and focus groups of the campus community. Purposefully, the steering committee also reviewed the 2021 SUNY Systems 25-Point Diversity Equity and Inclusion Strategic Action Plan, the College's Strategic Plan, and the Academic Plan to influence and complement positive progress toward our mutual success efforts.
That said, the Steering Committee acknowledges that the gap between the vision and current reality is also a source of energy. If there were no gaps, there would be no need for any action to move toward the vision (Senge, 2006).
The contents of the strategic plan highlight the College's vision, mission, and values. Subsequently, the Diversity Mission Statement and Fundamental Definitions are given voice concerning this plan. Priorities followed by subsequent goals, action steps, and key performance indicators comprise a mindful strategy to stimulate essential advancement for our campus community.
Pulse Campus Climate Survey Summary
The Office of Diversity Education and Support Services (in collaboration with the Diversity Equity and Action Council) has completed assessments of the campus climate for students of Tompkins Cortland Community College. The study had three purposes: (1) to help College officials gain a better understanding of what it is like being a student at Tompkins Cortland; (2) to help college officials be proactive in identifying student concerns; and (3) to provide a benchmark for future examinations of the campus climate at Tompkins Cortland.