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Monarch Task Force for Inclusive Excellence

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Claudia Rankine, New York Times best-selling author of "Citizen: An American Lyric" served as both part of the President's Lecture Series and as the launch to the National Endowment of the Arts (NEA) Big Read Hampton Roads Thursday night in the Big Blue Room at the Ted Constant Center. Photo Chuck Thomas/ODU

Advancing together through diversity, equity, & inclusive excellence


At Old Dominion University, we understand that diversity, equity and inclusive excellence are indispensable to the experience of our campus community members. Diversity enhances and enriches the educational, employment, and community experience. Over the years, a series of committees and task forces have been formed to make recommendations on how to continually advance these issues on our campus-- what is now the Monarch Task Force for Inclusive Excellence. Our goal of Inclusive Excellence encourages diversity in every aspect of the university.


Task Force Members
Task Force Reports


What is Inclusive Excellence?

Inclusion is the active, intentional, and ongoing engagement with diversity - in people, in the curriculum, in the co-curriculum, and in communities. Inclusive Excellence is a level of institutional success that can only be realized in diverse communities where all constituencies have equitable opportunities to succeed.


Dimensions of Inclusive Excellence

Reducing barriers to participation, achieving equitable success levels across groups

Access & Success

Creating an affirming environment that integrates differing viewpoints & lived experiences

Climate & Intergroup Relations

Providing education, scholarship, & professional development to build crucial skills

Education & Training

Developing infrastructure that centers, supports, & fully integrates Inclusive Excellence goals

Infrastructure & Accountability

Engaging communities as anchors of equity to deepen Inclusive Excellence

Community Engagement
  • Access & Success

    Reducing barriers to participation, achieving equitable success levels across groups

  • Climate & Intergroup Relations

    Creating an affirming environment that integrates differing viewpoints & lived experiences

  • Education & Training

    Providing education, scholarship, & professional development to build crucial skills

  • Infrastructure & Accountability

    Developing infrastructure that centers, supports, & fully integrates Inclusive Excellence goals

  • Community Engagement

    Engaging communities as anchors of equity to deepen Inclusive Excellence


Inclusive Excellence is NOT:

  • Affirmative Action
  • Equal Employment Opportunity
  • Altruism
  • Redress
  • Tolerance
  • Quality Adverse
  • Non-meritorious

For further information about Inclusive Excellence, see Toward a Model on Inclusive Excellence and Change in Postsecondary Institutions.




Mission of the Task Force

 Move Old Dominion University towards becoming a more consciously and deliberately inclusive community

 Leverage the diversity at Old Dominion University to attain the goals outlined in the University's Strategic Plan




Framework & Reports


INCLUSIVE EXCELLENCE FRAMEWORK

If you do not have access to ODU MIDAS and would like access to the framework document, please contact Dr. Veleka Gatling.

TASK FORCE REPORTS





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