In the spring of 2014, President Dave Wolk established the President’s Council on Inclusive Excellence, comprised of faculty, staff, students and administrators, to lead the process of ensuring that our community promotes inclusiveness in every aspect of college life.
The President’s Council on Inclusive Excellence works closely with President Dave Wolk and the cabinet to foster and direct progress toward institution-wide inclusiveness.
The primary charge of the Council is to review campus climate, recruitment and retention practices, curriculum, and community outreach efforts in order to recommend initiatives, policies, and procedures that will enable Castleton to achieve and sustain inclusive excellence.
Initially, the Council is engaging the campus in discussions of and advising the President on:
This past summer, the Council convened working groups comprised of faculty, staff and administrators who volunteered to work together to begin to assess where the university is as a community in terms of inclusive excellence across the following areas: access, the formal and informal curriculum, student learning, and the campus climate.
Moving forward, in the coming year, the Council will invite all members of the college community to participate in assessing and building inclusive excellence at Castleton, beginning in October when a climate assessment will be conducted. This will establish a baseline, which will guide the university in its efforts to ensure that all of its students share a common space that is welcoming to everyone.