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Portland State University -- Strategic planning

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6 pages


Based on a suggestion by Dr. Charlotte Goodluck, the Project Support Team has created an Equity Lens through which we may review both the strategic planning process and its eventual outputs. In order to design our lens using the best and most current thinking on the subject, we have enlisted the help of a small group of experts from within the PSU community and other regional experts. This advisory group includes Ann Curry-Stevens, Ashley Horne, Carlos Crespo, Chas Lopez, Cornel Pewewardy, Steve Percy, Veronica Dujon, Yves Labissiere, Ann Marie Fallon, and Sonali Balajee.

In building a review process, this group—or some subset thereof—will serve as an Advisory Panel that will review the answers to our Equity Lens questions around race/ethnicity, and will suggest revisions or actions for improvement. An additional Advisory Panel will be formed to perform the same task to address additional marginalized communities including (but not limited to) persons with disabilities, women, transgender and gender non-conforming persons, and those in the LGBTQ community.

What follows is the set of equity questions that we propose be asked of the plan and the process. While we understand that simply answering these questions may be insufficient to address actual inequities, their challenging nature should shape thinking and planning in a positive direction, and will result in a plan that is more balanced than it would have been otherwise.

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