The steering group met with President Poskanzer on Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020, to formally launch the IDE Planning process. The effort will continue into fall 2021, so that Carleton’s new president will have a meaningful opportunity to put their own stamp on the final plan.

The group’s first order of business is to hire a consultant skilled at helping organizations achieve inclusion, diversity, and equity. We believe our learning, evaluations, deliberations, and eventual choices will benefit from a fresh, external assessment that comes from outside the college.

With the help of this consultant, we will develop and run an IDE Planning process that is transparent and inclusive. We will draw upon the experiences and perspectives of the entire Carleton community. This process will include opportunities to hear the voices of all our stakeholders: students, alumni, faculty, staff, parents, and friends of the college. Including these diverse voices will help ensure that the final plan will have greater impact and legitimacy.

We will provide opportunities for you to share your thoughts and ideas throughout the planning process. Stay tuned.


Updates from the Steering Group

  • September 27, 2021 Update
    The IDE Strategic Plan Steering Group is pleased to provide an update on the first phase of Carleton’s Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity Strategic Plan, and outline our plans for sharing…
  • August 4, 2021 Update
    The summer months have seen a flurry of meetings for the committee. Work has focused on crafting a draft vision statement along with a set of objectives to accomplish the vision…
  • June Update: Data Themes
    Throughout the month of June, Cambridge Hill Partners gave the Carleton community a high-level view of the major themes that have emerged from the data collection phase of the planning…
  • May 24, 2021 Update
    Cambridge Hill Partners is nearing the end of their data analysis for the information shared via the questionnaire, focus groups, interviews, and from Carleton’s Institutional Research office.  They expressed gratitude for…
  • April 21 Meeting Update
    The committee welcomed new member Jenny Lopez ’02, co-chair of the Multicultural Alumni Network (MCAN) Board as a new member. Discussion with CHP focused on collection of existing data that can be…
  • April 14 Meeting Update
    The committee was joined by President Poskanzer for a productive discussion on what the “special focus on Black experiences” means for the planning process. The committee is receiving input on a…
  • April 1 Meeting Update
    The IDE Steering Committee met with our consulting partners from Cambridge Hill Partners (CHP) on April 1. CHP provided an update on the data gathering currently underway via the 29 focus…